5.1 out of 10

East Parkside

39.9740708836196 -75.2059155585051
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Lions and tigers and a ton of traffic"

East Parkside is a pretty busy neighborhood despite how far west it is located. Most of the heavy traffic has to do with the major tourist attractions that are located in this area. People regularly visit the Philadelphia Zoo and the Mann Center of Performing Arts. Not to mention, the Please Touch Museum recently moved to the area as well.

Needless to say driving through this area can be quite cumbersome and traffic jams are regular. East Parkside is located I-76 which is a busy route on its own. But of course there are plenty of bus routes that run through the area if you want to sit back and ride instead of driving through the mess.

The architecture in this neighborhood which is from the 19th century is amazing though some buildings have sadly been neglected. There is however a community organization working to preserve and renovate much of the neighborhood. In addition, the organization is attempting to make the homes environmentally friendly, sustainable homes, which fits with Philadelphia’s whole “going green” plan.

The predominantly African-American East is affordable though attempts to revitalize the area are increasing property values. The crime rate is moderate in this area as well with most reports being theft.
Pros
  • close to the zoo and museums
  • inexpensive
  • great architecture
Cons
  • heavy traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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