Our History

About CHCA

Chestnut Hill has remained a vital community since its annexation with the City more than 100 years ago. The CHCA was formed in 1948.

CHCA encourages a sense of community in Chestnut Hill and to improving the quality of life in the community.
The CHCA has 3 areas of focus:

1. Service- Particularly to our growing membership of 1,600 households
2. Advocacy- Provide a forum that allows residents and developers to meet and discuss imminent zoning and variance concerns
3. Community- We offer community events, including the longest running outdoor concert series in Philadelphia, an outdoor movie series, holiday parade, Holiday House Tour, youth basketball tournament and more.

The Chestnut Hill Local is an integral function of the CHCA; it acts as a forum for community discourse to, in part, “publish all responsible points of view on the various issues presented in The Forum” section of the Local.

The CHCA maintains a permanent endowment, the Chestnut Hill Community Fund, for the preservation of the beauty of the community and the quality of life for its members.