Wissahickon is the informal name given to the area of Roxborough close to the Wissahickon Creek section of Fairmount Park in northwest Philadelphia. The boundaries are Ridge Ave. to the West The Schuykill River to the South, East Falls to the east and Germantown to the North at Wissahickon Ave. Many larger Georgian Revival homes sit in the area. Neighborhoods like Blue Bell Hill (Park Line Dr. between Johnson and Hortter Streets.) Most of the land in this area in on a summit. It is known for the old hermits who founded the neighborhood. Cook-Wissahickon Elementary school is within its borders. It also has a Septa train station, the R-6 or Norristown line, within the neighborhood.
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