Holmesburg, Philadelphia, PA

Holmesburg Neighborhood Guide Philadelphia, PA

About

Holmesburg is a community-oriented neighborhood located in the Northeast Philadelphia section of the city. The area is primarily residential with a mix of single-family homes and row houses, emphasizing its family-friendly vibe. It is bordered by the scenic and sprawling Pennypack Park. Conveniently, the neighborhood is easily accessible via I-95 and the SEPTA transit system.

What You Will Love about Holmesburg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Holmesburg offers an engaging community atmosphere with a blend of city and suburban living.
  • The neighborhood is known for its robust history, and it is home to Philadelphia's oldest standing bridge, the Pennypack Creek Bridge.
  • Pennypack Park provides plenty of recreation opportunities, with walking and biking trails, a nature center, and regular community events.

What’s Nearby

Holmesburg is near several notable Philadelphia destinations. It's just a short drive from the famous Parx Casino and Racing in neighboring Bensalem. Philadelphia's city center is only about 30 minutes away, making it relatively easy to access the city's rich cultural and entertainment offerings.

Lifestyle

Holmesburg offers a suburban lifestyle within the boundaries of a city. Residents enjoy easy access to outdoor activities at Pennypack Park, local shops, and dining. The presence of schools and community centers adds to its family-friendly atmosphere.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 114 restaurants, 22 grocery stores, and 11 parks within a mile of the Holmesburg neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Pat's Corner Store

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    4505 Rhawn St

  • SHOPPING
    Gershel Brothers

    Retail, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    0.5 miles

    7500 State Rd

  • GROCERY
    Frankford Corner Store & Deli

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    7544 Frankford Ave

  • GROCERY
    The Best Choice Grocery Store

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.8 miles

    4300 Loring St

  • GROCERY
    Butcher Boys

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    1.0 mile

    7342 Frankford Ave

  • GROCERY
    Billows Electric Supply

    Business and Professional Services, Home Improvement Service, Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    8716A Frankford Ave

Holmesburg Apartments and Rentals

53 Rental properties in Holmesburg, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Holme Circle Apartments property

    $1,225+

    Holme Circle Apartments

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    550–850 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • 7400 Roosevelt. property

    $1,235+

    7400 Roosevelt.

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    500–1100 Sqft

    3 Units Available

  • Fountain Gardens property

    $1,400+

    Fountain Gardens

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    600–825 Sqft

    Available 7/23

  • Camelot at Cinnaminson property

    $1,695+

    Camelot at Cinnaminson

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    798–1150 Sqft

    Upcoming Availability

  • 6636 Vandike Street property

    $1,050

    6636 Vandike Street

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    600 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 4307 Pearson Ave property

    $1,400

    4307 Pearson Ave

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    900 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
2.8%
2.3%
utilities
3.3%
8.6%
food
1.8%
2.5%
transportation
0%
7.6%
healthcare
0%
7%

Holmesburg Demographics

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Holmesburg Reviews

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  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 6 of 6 renters

  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 5 of 6 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores

    Yes

    Say 5 of 6 renters

  • Area Has Kids Play Outside

    Yes

    Say 4 of 6 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 4 of 6 renters

  • Nearby Parks

    Yes

    Say 4 of 6 renters

Holmesburg Transportation

walk bike and transit

Somewhat Walkable

68/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Very Bikeable

73/100
Bike Score®

Some Transit

45/100
3 train stops, 3 other stops

Holmesburg Junction Station

Train Stop

4799 Rhawn St

Yellow Bird Bus Co

Other

7700 State Rd

Great Dane Trailers

Other

4800 Pennypack St

Source: foursquare.com

Holmesburg Schools

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