The Terrace at Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia, PA

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  • Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Available
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided
  • Aging in Place
  • Nurses on Staff
  • Podiatrist Available
  • Physical Therapy Available
  • Occupational Therapy Available
  • Speech Therapy Available
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Beauty & Barber Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
  • No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors
  • Hospice Available
  • Respite Available
  • Doctor on Call
  • Nurse on Call
  • Homecare Onsite
  • Dentist Available
  • 3.7 of 5 average rating of 78 reviews

About The Terrace at Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia, PA

You’ve never seen senior living quite like this! Located in one of Philadelphia’s most desirable neighborhoods, The Terrace at Chestnut Hill offers assisted living with a blend of historic charm and modern conveniences. You will find, as others have, that The Terrace at Chestnut Hill means the best in compassionate care, and this care is what sets us apart from the rest. Along with the selection of a surprisingly affordable apartment, residents at The Terrace at Chestnut Hill also benefit from:

- A wellness program with licensed nurses on staff giving clinical assurance that our residents are receiving the best possible care.
- Tenured staff, many with over 15 years of dedication to our community and residents.
- On-site Therapy and Rehabilitation.
- A vibrant activity program which includes an individualized approach to engagement and serves residents at all levels of interest and ability.
- Three meals served daily in our recently renovated dining room with snack available throughout the day
- Personal Affordability Assessments, including:
~Cost Comparisons and Tax Deductibility Information
~Veterans Assistance and Financing Options
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a major city in the United States. But that does not mean life there has to be fast and furious. There are so many parts to Philadelphia to be enjoyed or savored. Whether you like history, the arts, or the beauty of the city, there is something to keep you happy and busy.

City Info

Philadelphia is the largest city in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth largest city in the United States. The latest figures show that Philadelphia's population is about 1,567,872. Despite having slightly more women than men, Philadelphia is a city of equal opportunity for all.

- Walkability Score: Overall, Philadelphia receives a walkability score of 79. No matter what errand you are trying to complete, you can walk almost anywhere without difficulty. However, in the area surrounding The Terrace at Chestnut Hill, the walkability score is slightly lower, meaning you may have to find a mode of transportation to get around.

- Average Age: With an average age of 34, you would think that Philadelphia caters to the young. However, Philadelphia is a city of diverse culture, arts, and history. There is something for everyone in Philadelphia regardless of their age.

- Number of Senior Living Communities: 465.

- Veterans Facilities: Veterans can find the help and assistance that they may need in Philadelphia. The VA Medical Center provides veterans with the best in healthcare. The Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network provides assistance with finding work and networking. On Memorial Day or Veterans Day, Philadelphia has many parades, ceremonies, and luncheons to honor veterans.

- Weather: Philadelphia experiences all four seasons, and some may be milder than typical Northeast weather. Summers are hot and muggy. Spring and fall can be quite mild. Winters in Philadelphia vary. Some can be cold and downright snowy with many major snowstorms, while others can just be cold with average snowfall.


Walking from place to place in most areas of Philadelphia is quite easy. There are some neighborhoods, however, where a reliable mode of transportation is needed. Still, owning your own car is not necessary since Philadelphia has many ways for residents to get around.

- Buses and Transit Rails: The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority provides the public with several fixed bus routes and transit rails. In many cases, senior citizens qualify for reduced rates and passes. Philadelphia is also a major hub for Greyhound, making travel to major cities much easier.

- Airports: Frequent travelers in Philadelphia are not grounded. The Philadelphia International Airport and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport has connecting flights to get travelers to their vacation destinations.

- Ridesharing: Adventurous seniors can share a vehicle with others through the Zipcar application. Simply log on to the Zipcar website for more information. Similarly, tech-savvy seniors will enjoy knowing that they can log on to Uber or Lyft to arrange for transportation from Point A to Point B.

Healthcare and Safety

Seniors who are concerned about healthcare in Philadelphia do not have to worry. Philadelphia is home to some of the best hospitals that the state has to offer, including Pennsylvania Hospital, Abramson Cancer Center, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

- Crime Rate: 1 in 97. Like any other major city, your chance of being involved in a violent crime in Philadelphia is much higher than the state average. However, if you never travel alone and follow basic safety rules, you should feel safe and confident.

Sports and Leisure

Sports lovers will enjoy the fact that Philadelphia is home to the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers, the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles, Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies, and the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers. There are also many chances to get outside.

- Parks and Recreation: Philadelphia is loaded with public parks, with the largest being Fairmount Park. Fairmount Park is the home of the Philadelphia Zoo and many scenic walking trails. The Schuylkill River is nearby, so you might be able to find some spots where fishing is legal with a license. Picnic with your family, or enjoy watching your grandchildren play baseball, tennis, soccer, or football. You can also take in the beautiful public art works, including sculptures and statues.

Entertainment and Attractions

History buffs will love the historical sites that surround Philadelphia. Admire the Liberty Bell and other places of American significance as you walk through the streets of Philadelphia. You can even find landmarks marking the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

- Restaurants and Eateries: Philadelphia is most famous for cheesesteaks, hoagies, soft pretzels, scrapple, water ice, and Tastykake. You will find several local hotspots featuring those specialties, and you will also find local restaurants serving up a variety of food, including Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Italian, Mexican, and American fare. National chains like McDonald's, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Burger King, Olive Garden, and more are well represented.

- Museums: Places like Independence Hall and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania feature exhibits honoring America's history. Benjamin Franklin is commemorated with a national memorial. The Pennsylvania Museum of Art features classic and modern moments in art history. The Academy of Natural Sciences marks important scientific discoveries.

- Music and Theater: Philadelphia features many theaters showing Broadway shows and independent plays. There is the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, which is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Philadelphia is not without major concerts featuring rock and roll, country, and virtually every genre of music.

Religious Services

Several churches in the Philadelphia area represent the Christian, Protestant, Judaism, Gospel, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Methodist faiths. Many Christian churches likely hold weekly Bingo sessions. You can check with your activities coordinator in your senior living facility to see if transportation is provided to and from church services. Some Christian churches may even sponsor bus trips to various casinos in the area.