7.3 out of 10

Upper Holmesburg

40.0413710946944 -75.015286681695
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 17, 2016

"Upper Holmesburg"

Pros
  • Clean and quiet
  • Close to major highways
  • Pennypack Park
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Like Holmesburg, only more north"

Upper Holmesburg is a historic neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Roosevelt Boulevard to the west, Torresdale Avenue to the north and the Delaware River to the east. The area got its name after John Holmes, a local land owner from the 1600’s.
The neighborhood is one of the more pleasant places to live in Philly and features many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered including Frankford Avenue Bridge, which is an old Parisian-styled stone bridge that is built over Pennypack Creek.
Public transportation in Upper Holmesburg makes it easy for residents to get around. You can get to Center City by way of SEPTA’s Trenton Line. The main arteries of the neighborhood are Cottman Avenue/PA 73 and Academy Road, both of which provide easy access to Interstate 95.
One of the main draws of Upper Holmesburg is Pennypack Park. This large municipal park offers plenty of trails for hiking, biking and jogging as well as bridle paths for horseback riding. It is one of prettiest parks in Philadelphia and offers city dwellers a taste of the country.
Upper Holmesburg offers lots of nice homes including row homes, single-family homes and double-family homes.
Pros
  • Close to major highways
  • Clean and quiet
  • Pennypack Park
Cons
  • Getting expensive
  • Need car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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