In the history of Philadelphia around the time of the industrial revolution, Manayunk and Roxborough were divided by Manayunk Avenue with company executives living at the top of the hill which was said to be Roxborough, and the workers lived in the lower side which was called Manayunk. These class divisions, of course, no longer exist. Main Street Manayunk is actually one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in the city with an abundance of fine dining and shopping and fine examples of fascinating architecture. Manayunk was once filled with textile mills as it once served as the textile hub of the world. Many of the uniforms worn by Civil War soldiers were produced in these mills. These mills are now replaced by apartment buildings, banks, shops, restaurants and bars.
Fairmount Park is a 9,200 acre citywide park system with over 62 neighborhood parks. Visitors have a variety of physical activities to indulge themselves in whether it be eating lunch on a bench beside majestic statues, participating in the summer rowing camp, rollerblading down West River Drive on weekends, mountain biking or hiking along the Wissahickon Trails or just visiting a park playground. Fairmount Park has recreational amenities for all ages and sizes and is so enormous that most people have never seen the entire park in its splendor.
Every spring this area also hosts a professional bike race that attracts hundreds of visitors to the famous Manayunk wall.
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