40 West is located in the quaint Chestnut Hill neighborhood, 10 miles northeast of Center City. The neighborhood is best known for its walkable shopping and dining district on Germantown Avenue. The neighborhood is served by gourmet restaurants, sidewalk cafes, a local hospital, several buslines, and two SEPTA regional rail stations. The Chestnut Hill West regional rail station is right across the street from 40 West.
Chestnut Hill’s shopping and dining district hosts several street festivals and fairs annually, including Harry Potter Festival, Fall for the Arts, and Stag and Doe Night.
40 West is within convenient biking and hiking distance of Wissahickon Valley Park. Biking and hiking trails meander along the Wissahickon Creek through a wooded valley and connect Chestnut Hill to Manayunk. The park has over 50 miles of biking and hiking trails.