7.3 out of 10

Parkwood Manor

40.1017972642252 -74.9691141700842
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Mind Your Manors..."

In the far Northeast section of Philadelphia sits an ideal neighborhood known as Parkwood Manor. With a name such as this, you expect to see huge homes with lush, vibrant gardens. Well, Parkwood isn't quite that kind of neighborhood, but it still has the beauty of a manor.

The area is generally bound between Poquessing Creek and Woodhaven Road. Academy Road lies to the southeast, Knights Road to the northwest, and Red Lion Road east of Roosevelt Boulevard.

In the 1950's, Parkwood Manor was developed as a predominantly residential area with brick row homes. However, these days you can find single-family houses, as well as apartment buildings and condominiums. Regardless of the rental options, over 80% of the neghbors are homeowners.

Even though Parkwood started as a mostly residential neighborhood, it is now home to thriving industrial and commercial areas. Byberry Industrial Park provides employment to more than 5,000 employees. Franklin Mills Mall is over 2 million square feet of more than 200 stores, a 14 screen movie theatre, 7 themed restaurants and 2 food courts.

For families with children, there are two schools in the vicinity. There is also a post-high school option in Community College of Philadelphia: Northeast Regional Center. The Youth Organization in Parkwood offers NFL Flag Football, Baseball, Soocer and Basketball to the neighborhood's young people. Junod Playground is a place for children to play and contains a building for indoor activities.

Major roadways consist of Southampton Road, Roosevelt Boulevard (US Route 1), Knights Road and Woodhaven Road; making getting to Center City a breeze. If you need public transportation there are three bus routes in the area that connect to the Market-Frankford Line for easy access to downtown. However, if you proceed to the mall you will find more bus routes that connect to other areas of the city.

Another interesting tidbit about the neighborhood is the Parkwood Farmer's Market, which is said to be one of the best inside of Philadelphia. Vendors are rumored to have some of the freshest produce around.

Parkwood Manor is an exciting and interesting place to live. Though slightly more expensive than other areas in Philadelphia, the property values are worth it. The neighbors are great and the streets are clean. This neighborhood is one of the best in the Northeast.
Pros
  • Beautiful houses
  • Franklin Mills Mall
  • Great for families
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not many schools options
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Everything you need is in this little neighborhood"

Once a Native American settlement, Parkwood Manor was a planned residential community that was developed in 1950s. Though the diversity has increased in Parkwood Manor, the neighborhood is still predominantly white.

The population in the community has also seen a decrease with more single people moving to into the area. The residential neighborhood is good shape with the brick row homes being taken care of and the streets kept clean. The property value in Parkwood is high making the neighborhood somewhat expensive to live in.

In addition to being a clean, relatively safe area this middle class neighborhood is also located near a popular tourist attraction, the Franklin Mills Mall. Franklin Mills provides over 200 stores and several dining options both inside and outside of the shopping center.

There are also many parks and open recreational areas for residents to enjoy. These areas provide space for walking, jogging and bike riding. In addition, Parkwood is home to Byberry Industrial Park. That industrial section employs over 5,000 people in the area.

Parkwood as a whole has a lot to offer residents who do not want to travel into the city often. It’s a safe area with plenty of shopping and entertainment options.
Pros
  • Beautiful houses
  • Franklin Mills Mall
  • Great for families
Cons
  • Need a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Near a huge mall"

Parkwood Manor is a neighborhood located in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is one of the last areas of the city before you leave its borders. The neighborhood is bound by Roosevelt Boulevard and Red Lion Road to the east, Academy Road to the south and Knights Road to the north.
Parkwood Manor is a largely residential area but it does enjoy a few large shopping areas, including Franklin Mills Mall which is a huge open-aired facility that includes over 200 stores, a movie theatre and two food courts.
There are many different attractive housing selections in Parkwood Manor including apartments, condos, row homes and single-family houses. Most of the houses are well maintained and are priced between $160,000 and $210,000.
Due to the fact that Parkwood Manor is located so far from the center of the city, residents enjoy a suburban lifestyle with less noise, garbage and crime. It is the ideal neighborhood for families with young kids or elderly people who want to settle down in a clean and cozy part of Philadelphia.
Just be sure to have access to a car because Parkwood Manor is so spread out. It is hard to get around if you choose to simply walk or bike.
Pros
  • Franklin Mills Mall
  • Beautiful houses
  • Great for families
Cons
  • On outskirts of city
  • Need a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

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