5.1 out of 10

Haverford North

39.9644665000894 -75.2075663587336
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 1/5

"Haverford North"

Haverford North is a community just off of Haverford Avenue, an old Indian Trail. It is bounded by West Powelton to the east, Belmont, to the north, and the outer reaches of University City. For many years, it was overshadowed by public housing projects which have since been torn down. It is beginning to regain a footing with new housing developments of single family homes replacing the old stacked apartments.

Several bus routes travel through the neighborhood and the trolley is on Lancaster Avenue. Most of the public transportation is within walking distance.

There is a huge food market at the corner of 46th and Market Street and there is plenty of shopping along Lancaster Avenue.

University City is nearby and can be accessed through a quick trolley or bike ride. The Martha Washington School services the area and Lee Park provides playground facilities.

Not much happens in Haverford North. It is a quiet community of African Americans with a plethora of churches, mortuaries, and a few bars. It has gained from the close proximity to the University City District and perhaps will one day be incorporated into this special services area.
  • Proximity to University City
  • Inexpensive Living
  • Housing stock needs refurbishing
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students

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