Karrie Gavin

Karrie is a native Philadelphian, local guidebook author, and a Realtor at Elfant Wissahickon in Center City. Karrie knows more about the city of brotherly love than just about anyone, and she shares that knowledge with her real estate clients and with her readers. She lives in South Philly with her husband, their son, and their beagle.


Karrie is author of , a guidebook to Philadelphia published by Avalon Travel and sold nationally and internationally. Her writing has appeared in magazines including Philadelphia magazine, Philadelphia Home & Garden, Philadelphia Wedding, Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits Quarterly, AAA World, and US Airways magazine, and in the anthology , published by Seal Press. As former editor of Campus Philly, she was responsible for maintaining a website, weekly newsletter, and print guide to Philadelphia for local college students.


Karrie majored in English at Penn State University and earned a Master's degree in Journalism at Temple University, where she was also an adjunct instructor of public speaking. Her education about Philadelphia continues every day in her work as a real estate agent for Elfant Wissahickon in Center City, and she loves using her local knowledge to help match her clients with the best neighborhoods for them.

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