8.5 out of 10

Pennypack Park

Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Philadelphia
40.0938600011556 -75.06882800442
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Pennypack, miles of green."

Pennypack Park is a great park that has a lot to offer. Whether you a biker (they have cemented trails, but they also have some areas that you can explore on your own), a runner (the same applies), a fisherman (great creeks), a lover of horses (many people ride horses through the park), a picnicer (they have canopies and dining halls along with many areas of grass to spread out a blanket if needed), a lover of animals (you'll see tons of ducks, geese, deer, foxes, chipmunks, etc), or just someone who likes to read outdoors (there are benches along the water side), there is something that this park can offer you. I've been fishing here with my dad since I was a little girl and this park holds many dear memories for me. We once saw a giant snapping turtle here and it ate my bait and got a hook stuck in its mouth. What a thing for a little girl to remember! The only real downside to this park is what with its great stretch, comes a little too much for people to handle. Occasionally there will be some report of crime, but I think that could be anywhere. If you keep a great head on your shoulders, you'll be fine and enjoying a great park while you're at it.
Pros
  • Great space
  • Great community
  • Nice homes
  • Pennypack Park
Cons
  • Need car
  • Some crime
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Absolutely lovely neighborhood"

My mom grew up here so Pennypack Park will always have a spot in my heart. It's located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia and is situated between the Northeast Philadelphia Airport and Pennypack Park. It enjoys an eclectic mix of ethnic groups including Caucasians, African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanics.
The area is a largely residential neighborhood and offers some of the prettiest houses in the entire city including row homes, single-family homes and double-family homes. There are also a couple of apartment complexes and condos scattered throughout Pennypack Park.
One of the biggest draws of the area is Pennypack Park, for which the neighborhood is named. Pennypack Park is one of the largest municipal parks found in Northeast Philadelphia and offers a setting for a large variety of recreational activities, including jogging, biking and hiking as well as bridle paths for horseback riding. Pennypack Creek runs through the park and eventually leads into the Delaware River.
Pennypack Park is on the pricier side because it is a quiet neighborhood that features a taste of suburban living. Shops and restaurants are spread far apart so it is recommended that you have a car to get from place to place. Crime is relatively low here but as in any city, it is good to keep an eye out and be cautious.
Pros
  • Pennypack Park
  • Nice homes
  • Great community
Cons
  • Some crime
  • Need car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country 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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"This city isnt all abandoned lots and boarded windows."

Philadelphia has a reputation for being a dirty industrial city with little to no appreciation for nature. But this isn’t exactly true, the city has several beautiful parks. Some of them are well known, others a little more hidden and harder to reach. Pennypack Park is one such place many people or at least most of my friends didn’t know about.

Pennypack Park is 1,600 acres made up of wetlands, woodlands and meadows that are great for walking, hiking and just hanging out in. If you’re into bird watching there are over 150 species that call the park home as well as furry creatures like chipmunks, rabbits and foxes prancing around, it’s like you’re in a real life fairytale.
Verree Road, where Pennypack Park is located has a lot of historical landmarks worth seeing such as Pennypack Baptist Church and King’s Highway Bridge which is the oldest active stone bridge in the United States. You can also see Verree House which was raided by British troops during the Revolutionary war.

While you’re in the area it’s worth stopping into Pennypack Environmental Center to see the latest exhibits as well as find out what activities are going on in the park. An added bonus point about Pennypack Park is that it’s located across from Fox Chase Farm, which is another great place to visit.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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