Garrett Hill, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°01′37″N 75°20′15″W / 40.02694°N 75.33750°W / 40.02694; -75.33750
Garrett Hill
Settlement
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Annual 4th of July Parade
Nickname: The Best place to live in Radnor
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Delaware
Township Radnor
Elevation 433 ft (132 m)
Coordinates 40°01′37″N 75°20′15″W / 40.02694°N 75.33750°W / 40.02694; -75.33750
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Garrett Hill in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Garrett Hill is a community in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania approximately 10 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The geographic area is located in the portion of the Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania zip code that comprises Rosemont. The community is (roughly) bounded by Lancaster Avenue, Conestoga Road, Garrett Avenue and Lowrys Lane. It is located in the Main Line.

The community is served by its own stop on the Norristown High Speed Line, formerly the Philadelphia and Western Railway.

Garrett Hill is mainly a residential community, but also includes a small commercial area (near the intersection of Conestoga Road and Garrett Avenue) consisting of a few bars and other small businesses that serve the community and the student population of nearby Villanova University.[1]

One of Garrett Hill's traditions is an annual community Fourth of July parade, followed by a free picnic with live music and other entertainment in Clem Macrone Park.

Garrett Hill's housing stock consists largely of 19th century and early 20th century buildings, including Victorian single-family homes and twins, and brick rowhouses.

History[edit]

Originally called Garretville or Methodist Hill, the community originally consisted of residences of workers at a nearby stone quarry and at a brickyard (now both disappeared). The residents also worked at the estates which were common in the area. Garrett Hill is also the former home of Emlen Tunnell, the first African-American inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame[2]

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