Welcome to Chestnut Hill (PA)

We proudly serve 10,000+ area residents and the thousands more who visit Philadelphia's "Garden District."

The Chestnut Hill Community Association (CHCA) is a membership organization and serves as a public forum for the residents and stakeholders of Chestnut Hill. This is the association through which community policy is discussed, and is the voice of the community to the city of Philadelphia regarding development, land use planning, and zoning issues. We also hold many cultural events throughout the year that bring residents together and opportunities to experience the charms of our community. 

The CHCA is dedicated to improving the quality of life and encouraging a sense of community in Chestnut Hill.

8434 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Check out the 2024 Passport to the Chestnut Hill Experience! 

The Chestnut Hill Community Association proudly unveils its "Passport to the Chestnut Hill Experience" for 2024, inviting residents and visitors to embark on a unique journey through the vibrant community.

This passport lets you discover local treasures, enjoy special perks, and embrace the unique vibe of Chestnut Hill!

Get your 2024 Passport when you Join or Renew your Membership!

The CHCA in 2023:

  • Successfully executed another fantastic season of the Pastorius Park Summer Concerts series, featuring a curated lineup spanning diverse musical genres and groups.

  • Welcomed a new Membership & Administrative Coordinator, Will Standish, to our team, who is spearheading new member events, expanding neighbor outreach, and strengthening community partnerships.

  • Hosted Chestnut Hill’s 2nd Annual Halloween Pet Parade.

  • Along with Woodmere Art Museum, CHBD and the CH Conservancy, orchestrated a festive Circle of Trees Celebration at Woodmere Art Museum to kick off the holidays in Chestnut Hill.

  • Organized and executed the highly successful Community Holiday Parade, fostering unity among Chestnut Hill residents and the surrounding community.

  • Triumphantly brought back the Holiday House Tour, achieving a sold-out event for the first time and showcasing 6 beautifully adorned homes.

  • Hosted Chestnut Hill’s inaugural Pride Party at Jonene Lee’s No Name Gallery, marking a historic celebration for the community.

  • Provided leadership and funding for the work of the Chestnut Hill Green Space Initiative including supporting projects at key locations such as Pastorius Park, Mermaid Park, Children’s Park, Jenk’s School, Chestnut Hill West Train Station Gardens, and Highland Train Station Gardens.

  • Forged meaningful partnerships with local businesses, exemplified by the success of The Passport to the Chestnut Hill Experience book.

  • Shared a monthly e-newsletter, providing CHCA members with regular updates on local events and Philadelphia information that impacts our community, fostering a more informed and connected Chestnut Hill. 

  • Our Development Review and Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committees ensured thoughtful and forward-thinking development practices throughout Chestnut Hill in our role as the Coordinating Registered Community Organization (RCO).

  • Provided a forum for Community Members to meet with law enforcement representatives on topics important to the Community.

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CHCA Membership Benefits

Subscription to the Chestnut Hill Local newspaper
- A weekly subscription to the Chestnut Hill Local newspaper, which covers all the local news that is important to CH residents. 

The Passport to the Chestnut Hill Experience

- A booklet containing over $1000 in free items and discounts at nearly 70 local stores, restaurants, and businesses.

Members Only Events

- Access to members only curated events like lectures, concerts, bird watching, dinners with live music, and classes. 

Monthly E-newsletter

- A monthly e-newsletter right to your inbox highlighting current events, timely resources, upcoming meetings, and more. 

Discount to CHCA Events

- Members also receive a discount to CHCA events (past events include the Fall Frolic, Hoops Madness Basketball Tournament, and the Holiday House Tour.

Additional 10% Discount

- Members can show their CHCA membership card when they are shopping on the hill and save 10% at over 40 local businesses.

Opportunity to vote in CHCA elections. 

-Elections for Chestnut Hill Board of Directors are held annually in June.

Eligibility to sign up for a plot at the Morris Arboretum Community Garden.

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