Only minutes from Philadelphia, Ridley Park is a well-established community with a wide range of residential options. Apartments for rent in this area are located near a variety of educational and employment opportunities as well as shopping, entertainment and recreation venues. Everything that this historic borough has to offer is available when you rent in a Ridley Park neighborhood.
Officially incorporated in 1887, this community approximately 15 miles south of Philadelphia has a diverse population of approximately 7,000 residents, and residents living here have a number of recreational activities to choose from.
The borough's East Lake Park features the 14-acre man-made lake created in the 19th century. The recreation area is a popular place to fish, walk or just sit and relax. The lake is also the setting for the annual fireworks display and Victorian Fair. The community houses several other urban green spaces with tot lots, ball fields, walking trails and picnic facilities. You can view many fine examples of the borough's original Victorian style architecture as you stroll through the historic district. In addition to the fair, the borough hosts several other cultural gatherings, including a weekly farmers market during warmer months and several holiday-related activities later in the year.
It is easy to get around town here. Commuters can use a network of major surface streets, Interstate 95 and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) regional rail and bus system for travel in and around Ridley Park neighborhoods.
While there are no institutions of higher learning within the boundaries of the community, there are several colleges and universities situated within a short commute of the boroughs' residential neighborhoods. Academic institutions include Widener University, Penn State-Brandywine, Neumann University and Swarthmore College as well as Delaware Community College and Penn Institute of Technology.
The largest employers of residents living in the borough are in the manufacturing, health care and government sectors. These include an aircraft assembly plant for the Boeing Company and the hospital and clinics of the Crozer-Keystone Health System as well as the various departments of the Ridley Park government. Borough apartments for rent are also a short commute to many of the major employment centers in and around nearby Philadelphia.