7.4 out of 10

Burholme

40.0603606325749 -75.0879449835844
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Shopping Options
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Offers some exceptional parks"

Burholme is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is situated next to Burholme Park and Fox Chase and is home to Northeast High School, one of the largest public schools in the city.
One of the key features of Burholme is Burholme Park, which is a public park left to the city as a gift by the Ryerss family. The park includes three baseball fields, three soccer fields and a football field. It also includes a playground and is a popular place for sledding in the winter due to the park’s large hills. Another feature of the park is called the Woods at Burholme and features a lovely wooded area with lots of wildlife.
Burholme is a densely populated area and culturally diverse. There are a large number of restaurants, bars and music venues worth checking out. There are also plenty of shopping opportunities including Franklin Mills Malls.
Burholme is mostly made up of families and older couples who have been residing in the area for a long time. It offers great places to live including row homes, single family homes and luxury apartments. There is plenty of public transportation services in this area in case you do not own a car.
Pros
  • Lots of parks
  • Wildlife
  • Country feel
Cons
  • Far from Center City
  • Need car
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Burholme Area, where you have great parks"

Burholme is nice. I know that nice describes nothing, but in this case it does. It's a pleasant place to live or even just visit. Burholme Park is practically RIGHT THERE and that offers a lot. It has a little playground for kids and the park itself has events every so often for families. In the winter time when it snows, the park has this ginormous hill that everyone goes sledding on. It's true that there really aren't any stores to shop around here or food places unless you go further up Cottman, but the park is the main attraction around as well as the homes. The traffic can be horrific at times on rising sun or on Cottman, but that shouldn't scare you away. Also a lot of people with dogs live around here (must be the park bringing them all in one place).
Pros
  • Nice people
  • Country feel
  • Lots of parks
  • Wildlife
Cons
  • Bad traffic
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Parks, parks and parks - oh my!"

If there is one neighborhood to be noted for its parks and green space in Philadelphia, it is Burholme. Located in the Northeast, just thirty minutes from Center City, Burholme is an excellent area for families and children.

Burholme is the location of Burholme Park, which is a large, public park that contains baseball, soccer and football fields. It features a playground and large hills, which are a popular sledding attraction in the winter. Additionally, the park is home to the Woods at Burholme, a forested section great for hiking and wildlife. The park often hosts various festivals and events. In addition to the great outdoor activities offered in Burholme Park, the bordering community, Cheltenham, is home to the Melrose Country Club, which also features abundant green space and things to do.

Residents of Burholme are ethnically diverse, but primarily middle to upper class. There are row homes, single-family homes and apartment complexes; most of these are inhabited by owners, with few renters in the area. Burholme is a draw for families due to the presence of Northeast High School, one of the largest public schools in the city. Manor College, a small two-year school, is also in the vicinity.

Restaurants, bars and music venues offer a casual nightlife to locals. If you do want to travel into Center City for the weekend or an evening, the SEPTA Regional Rail services Burholme via the Fox Chase Line. However, other public transportation is limited, so having a car is practically necessary for commuters.

Overall, Burholme is a desirable location due to green space, restaurants and good schools. It is ideal for families, and many happily establish their roots there. However, it is a bit expensive, and it as the area remains popular, prices will only rise - so now is a good time to buy.
Pros
  • Good schools
  • Country feel
  • Lots of parks
  • Wildlife
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Far from Center City
  • Need car
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Park perks!"

Burholme is a place defined by its greenery and its park. It's a quiet nice place and the houses are in good shape, but the park is the most important part. It's a great place for kids, artists, photographers, everybody. There are a lot of festivals that offer a lot of interest.
Pros
  • Country feel
  • Lots of parks
  • Wildlife
  • Nice people

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