*SUPER LOCAL STUFF WE THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW*
HELLO! You’ve found our Insider’s Guide to East Falls (in progress). Lovingly compiled by neighbors, for neighbors, this directory’s full of practical services and creative ideas for getting the most out of this very special place to live.
East Falls has an interesting history going back to colonial times, when we were a fishing resort called “Fort St. David’s.” The industrial revolution hit us hard, with shops, mills & breweries dotting Ridge, Scotts & Conrad — and filling our corner of the Wissahickon with hotels, dance halls & shooting parks. We’re crazy for catfish here, plus we have eccentric stories of Pharmacy barons, the Kelly family, and a Frank Sinatra wedding ruse.
Today, we’re in a time of growth & transition as our population swells with young transplants from Center City, Fairmount and the suburbs, who appreciate our strategic location convenient to the city and out to the turnpikes & I95.
Welcome to East Falls! Please enjoy the simplicity of this directory’s bare-bones format. For photos, social media, reviews, feedback, directions, follow the links provided. Email corrections/submissions/feedback to scoop@EastFallsInsider.com. Thanks! — February 2019
ED NOTE: We’re aiming for “curated” not “exhaustive” in our listings. While most suggestions are local, we stray a little outside what’s technically East Falls, in an effort to include all of the nearby services we frequent ourselves. Nothing listed is more than a short drive away (except for jaunts to surrounding counties, where we estimate travel times).