Living in Northeast Philadelphia
Northeast Philadelphia apartments house a happy mix of ethnically and racially diverse neighbors. Depending on how far your rental is from Center City, you’ll be in either the Lower (Near) or Far Northeast. It’s primarily residential out this way, but there are commercial strips and a few industrial sections as well. Northeast Philly neighborhoods include Lawncrest, Rhawnhurst, Tacony, Frankford, Holme Circle, Holmesburg, Mayfair, Morrell Park, Oxford Circle, Bustleton, Torresdale, Parkwood, Somerton, Fox Chase, Pine Valley, Castor Gardens, Northwood, Burholme, Bell's Corner, Normandy, Summerdale, Modena Park, Pennypack Woods, Winchester Park, and others.
In the early days, this part of the Pennsylvania was rural. In the 19th century, however, industry came calling, taking advantage of the area’s good water supply. The whole County of Philadelphia was incorporated into the city in 1854, including the Northeast. Early in the following century, the Northeast underwent active industrialization and development. Today, it’s home to a fair mix of folks of differing backgrounds, beliefs, and income levels.
Northeast Philadelphia Lifestyle and Entertainment
As a large section of the city, Northeast Philly contains plenty of opportunities to shop, dine, and enjoy quality leisure time. Franklin Mills Mall is one of a few sizable shopping centers here, popular for its outlet stores. There are also more pedestrian friendly retail strips, such as along Castor Avenue. If you’re looking for a restaurant, Port Richmond has authentic Polish places. You can also get one of the city’s best cheesesteaks at Chink’s Steaks. Drinking options here mostly come in the form of neighborhood bars. Pennypack Creek runs through Pennypack Park in the Northeast, if you’re looking for a woodland escape.
Northeast Philadelphia Info and the Rental Market
In Northeast Philly, you’ll find rowhouses, apartments, and single-family homes. While the area is ethnically diverse, you will run into sizable Russian, Brazilian, and Indian communities here. The average rent on a Northeast Philadelphia apartment ranges from about $700 a month in Frankford to about $1,150 in Byberry. For commuters, SEPTA operates three trolley routes, three commuter rail lines, and plenty of bus routes through the area. Busy Northeast Philadelphia Airport is also here.
Northeast Philadelphia Resources
There are over ten branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia in Northeast Philadelphia. You’ll find a handful of United States Post Offices here as well. Northeast Philadelphia falls into City of Philadelphia City Council districts 7, 8, and 10. Friends Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center are both in Northeast Philadelphia.
Northeast Philadelphia Zip Codes
Zip codes serving Northeast Philadelphia are 19111, 19114, 19115, 19116, 19124, 19135, 19136, 19137, 19149, 19152, and 19154.