The new hotness is Philadelphia is to buy or rent a place right on the Schuylkill River. While Carl Dranoff thinks that's a high rise adjacent to Schuylkill River Park, don't forget about the wonderful getaway that is Philly's upper Schuykill River. This 3-bed, 2-bath rancher sits right on the the river and offers access to recreation more akin to the Upper Delaware River in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Kayaking, boating, fishing and beautiful fall colors. Sure, it needs some updating to get things up to speed — yes, that is astro-turf on the deck and inside the sun room — but the bones are there for beautiful bungalow river-livin'. There's an incredible whirlpool in the master bedroom, a sun room, multi-level rear patio, space for gardening and it even comes with surveillance system.
· 3 River Rd., Philadelphia, PA [Estately]