6.7 out of 10

Crestmont Farms

40.0703328700993 -74.9782584111698
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Pest Free
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers
  • Tourists
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Reviews

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

"Not Actually a Farm, Although It Used To Be"

Due to its small size and closeness to Bucks County, some mistaken Crestmont Farms to be a part of the Andalusia neighborhood, which is right next door. Crestmont Farms is cushioned against the Bucks County Line, nestled between Poquessing Creek and Knights Road. The area was originally a 40-acre farm divided into 70 single-family homes.

The neighborhood is an upper class residence wth mostly long-time homeowners. However, there are a few condos and apartment complexes in the vicinity. The majority of homes are attached but some, depending on the block, are detached houses. All display gorgeous well-manicured lawns and driveways.

This area is quite expensive with sale prices in the 400 thousands. Crestmont Farms' inhabitants are generally older families, those who have sent their kids off to college, and retirees. There are young professionals in the area but they occupy the renting options in the neighborhood.

For those who do have school-age children there are schools in the area, such as the Art Academy at Benjamin Rush. The Calvary Athletic Association is in the neighborhood as well and offers baseball, football, basketball, softball, lacrosse, and cheerleading.

For recreation, Poquessing Valley Park is on the east side of Crestmont Farms. It's a great place to take in the peaceful scenery as well as have a picnic or jog with friends. Chalfont Playground is also in the neighborhood.

There are not a lot, if any, shopping options inside of the Crestmont Farms neighborhood. However, if you don't mind crossing over into Buck County, the Woodhaven Mall is right in next door Andalusia.

Living in Crestmont Farms, having a vehicle is a must. It takes, on average, 30 to 45 minutes to get into Center City. If you do need to take public transportation, there are a couple of bus routes that run along Knights Road which lead to the Frankford Transportation Center. There you can catch the Market-Frankford El, which can take you right into Center City. It is a bit of a ride though.

If you are looking for a beautiful, quiet neighborhood and cost isn't an issue, than Crestmont Farms is where you want to call home. The neighbors are friendly and even though you technically live in the City of Philadelphia, it feels like the suburbs.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Safe
  • Well-maintained homes
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Far from Center City
  • Not much to do
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"It is still Philadelphia but barely"

Crestmont Farms is a small affluent neighborhood located in Northeast Philadelphia along the Buck County Line. This residential area was originally a 40 acre farm before the land was divided up to accommodate the construction of 70 single family homes.

Property value in Crestmont Farms is high so living in the area is expensive. The residential area is quiet with very little crime. There also isn’t much do within Crestmont Farms and public access is limited so a car is necessary.

Crestmont Farms is barely in Philadelphia and does not even seem like it is part of the city because of its distance and vast difference from the rest of the area. It definitely feels more like a suburb. It bordered by the Poquessing Creek which is kind of the dividing line between Bucks County and Philadelphia.

A majority of the residents are in Crestmont Farms are in the higher income bracket and are home owners. There are few renters in the area though there are some nicer apartment complexes available for young professionals. Crestmont Farms is not the type of neighborhood you want to live in if you are looking for an “awesome nightlife” It is a relatively quiet and simple community.
Pros
  • quiet neighborhood
  • fairly safe
Cons
  • expensive
  • not much to it
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and residential - but not much else."

Crestmont Farms is located in the upper section of Northeast Philadelphia. It is bordered by Bucks County, with Poquessing Creek serving as the dividing line between Philadelphia and Bucks. The community was established in the early 1900s as a 40-acre farm with 70 homes. Today, it is an upper-class neighborhood with single-family houses, lush yards and cul-de-sacs.

Many residents are homeowners in this affluent area, but there are some modern apartment complexes and condos that attract well-off renters. Whether you are buying or renting, real estate prices are high. There are few shops and restaurants, and no real nightlife. For this reason, there are very few young residents in Crestmont Farms; the area draws mostly families, empty nesters and retirees.

Overall, Crestmont Farms is a great suburban (borderline rural) option for those that are looking to settle down and buy, or those who no longer have children living and home and want to downsize. Unfortunately, it is a 30-minute commute from Center City and not easily accessible by public transportation - but if a calm, quiet life is what you seek and you are willing to pay for it, Crestmont Farms is a safe and pleasant place to be.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Safe
  • Well-maintained homes
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not much to do
  • Far from Center City
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

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