Welcome to Conshohocken
Hip town with a bustling main street and biking trails.
Conshohocken is a hip Pennsylvania town with a bustling main street located 15 miles from Philadelphia. Conshohocken was founded as a mill town on the banks of the Schuylkill River in the 1820s. Known affectionately as Conshy by locals, Conshohocken offers an idyllic small-town lifestyle within easy reach of Philadelphia’s big-city amenities and employment opportunities. For commuters, Conshy is located just off I-76. The Conshohocken SEPTA train station transports riders to Downtown Philadelphia in around 50 minutes. Conshy features miles of scenic trails for outdoor recreation. Residents enjoy an active lifestyle bolstered by some of Montgomery County’s most popular biking and exercise trails that follow the river’s path. The community’s wide streets and low levels of traffic also make it easy to get around anywhere by bike.
Conshohocken is characterized by a charming colonial ambiance with historic row houses dating back to the 19th and early 20th centuries. Housing options also include newer townhouses, apartments, and single-family homes.
Conshohocken also offers an eclectic dining scene with many fine restaurants lining Fayette Street in the center of town. Fayette Street combines well-preserved historic architecture with a vibrant mix of modern businesses. Viggiano’s
is a family-run restaurant serving delicious dishes based on the traditional cuisine of Salerno in southern Italy. Meals at Viggiano’s use authentic marinara and pomodoro sauce prepared fresh each day alongside the finest quality chicken, veal, and Italian cheeses. Viggiano’s has a BYOB policy as well as scrumptious homemade desserts.
The StoneRose Restaurant
has an eclectic menu of lunch and dinner fare prepared using locally sourced ingredients. Specialties such as duck burger, duck fat fries, sesame-crusted yellowfin tuna, and braised beef short ribs over mac and cheese are enjoyed alongside a fine selection of cocktails, wines, and craft beers.
also utilizes fresh, locally grown produce for its extensive menu of brunch, lunch, and dinner plates. Stop by Jasper’s Backyard for daily happy hour specials on tapas plates, wines, sangria, and craft beers.
Just across the Schuylkill River in West Conshohocken, The Gypsy Saloon
is an upscale neighborhood tavern pairing a wide choice of Tuscan appetizers and entrees with specialty cocktails, wines, and beers. This lively spot also frequently hosts live music performances.
Conshohocken offers plenty of outdoor recreation at the meeting point of two of Montgomery County’s most popular biking trails. The Schuylkill River Trail
follows the river’s curving path along Conshohocken’s southern boundary. This paved cycling path continues all the way to Valley Forge in the west and Philadelphia in the southeast. The connected Cross-County Trail
heads southeast from Conshohocken to the charming Philadelphia neighborhood of Germantown.
Conshohocken also boasts a wealth of historic architecture, including the 1870s Italianate Washington Hose and Steam Fire Engine Company No. 1
building. There is much to discover in the rolling Montgomery Country countryside surrounding Conshohocken. To the south of the Schuylkill River, the 1890s Woodmont Estate
features a breathtaking French Gothic manor house surrounded by landscaped gardens, ponds, and woodlands.