Quiet community offering a private location close to the city.

Welcome to Whitemarsh

A quiet and private community just outside Philadelphia.
Whitemarsh is a quiet community offering a private location close to the city. Officially known by its full title of Whitemarsh Township, the community directly borders the neighborhood of Andorra in the Roxborough area of Northwestern Philadelphia. The first European colonists settled in Whitemarsh in the 1680s, and the community features numerous historic sites and districts. Whitemarsh Township encompasses the smaller unincorporated communities of Barren Hill, Lafayette Hill, and Spring Mill. Parts of Fort Washington, Miquon, and Plymouth Meeting also fall within Whitemarsh’s boundaries.
Housing options in Whitemarsh include large and beautiful homes surrounded by rolling countryside. These gorgeous multi-million dollar properties include acreage estates and charming brick farmhouses. Whitemarsh also features relaxed neighborhoods with renovated Colonial homes dating back to the 19th and early 20th centuries.

People & Lifestyle

Whitemarsh is an idyllic Montgomery County destination with convenient access to all Philadelphia’s urban amenities. I-276 and Pennsylvania Route 309 both run through Whitemarsh. Commuters also enjoy access to the Fort Washington SEPTA station at Whitemarsh’s eastern edge and the Miquon and Spring Mill SEPTA stations to the west. While Philadelphia is on Whitemarsh’s doorstep, this bucolic community feels a world away from the city.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Germantown Pike in the Whitemarsh community of Lafayette Hill is lined with numerous restaurants and other businesses. Whitemarsh Valley Inn is an upscale tavern combining classic American fine dining with a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. The menu focuses on steak and seafood dishes with highlights that include mouth-watering prime rib, delicious crab cake, scrumptious chicken croquettes, and homestyle meatloaf. Whitemarsh Valley Inn also hosts a daily happy hour and nightly live music with an open mic policy.
Brittingham’s Pub is another popular spot for drinks and live music. Housed within a building that dates back to 1743, Brittingham’s pairs gastropub dishes with a robust craft beer selection.
Down 2 Earth Kids is a child and baby clothing store stocked with all kinds of apparel for boys and girls.
Other favorite local businesses along Germantown Pike include Ye Olde Ale House for craft beer and signature roast beef, Toyosu Sushi & Poke for Japanese and Hawaiian eats, Amici Vicinato for brick-oven pizza pies, The Persian Grille for creative fruit vodka drinks and kebabs, and family-run BYOB Italian eatery From the Boot.

Things to Do

Whitemarsh offers residents access to plenty of outdoor recreation with sprawling green spaces and numerous country clubs.
Spanning 493 acres in the heart of Whitemarsh Township, Fort Washington State Park is a captivating natural space with lots of recreational facilities. The park is particularly beautiful in springtime when its distinctive flowering dogwood trees bloom. Fort Washington State Park is also a popular spot for birdwatching with observation decks where you can take in 16 species of raptors. Other attractions at the park include trails for hiking and dog walking, fishing on Wissahickon Creek, and a number of scenic picnic spots. During the winter, Fort Washington State Park can be used for sledding and cross-country skiing.
Whitemarsh Valley Country Club and Green Valley Country Club are two of Pennsylvania’s most prestigious country clubs. Members of these esteemed institutions enjoy access to exceptional golf courses and outstanding clubhouse amenities. Scenic golf courses are also available at the nearby Philadelphia Cricket Club and Sunnybrook Golf Club.

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