7.1 out of 10

Melrose Park Gardens

40.047400895737 -75.1186471316276
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers


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

"I dont think of it as part of Philadelphia"

Melrose Park isn’t really Philadelphia. It’s actually considered part of Montgomery County but apparently it’s just close enough to Philadelphia that it can get confused, I guess.

The area is your basic suburban residential community with single and two family homes that have nice yards and garages. Melrose Park is definitely the type of place where people settle down to raise families. It’s generally quiet and safe with tree lined streets and well kempt houses.
Melrose Park is near several shopping centers and malls like Willow Grove Park Mall and Cheltenham Square Mall. There are also the basic restaurants and grocery stores you find in suburban areas.

Septa’s regional rail does run through Melrose Park stopping at the Melrose Park railroad station and there are a few SEPTA bus routes that cater to the area. But for the most part if you are going to live in this suburban area you probably want to have a car. It will make your life a lot easier, especially if you have kids.

Melrose Park is a great area if you want to be near Philadelphia but not be in the city. It’s a stable, safe, community that’s just large enough to have what you need without being overwhelming.
  • safe area
  • great for families
  • reasonable cost of living
  • far from the city
  • need a car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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