Philadelphia University is sited here appropriately along School House Lane. A number of professors live here in luxury homes that used to belong to such luminaries as Grace Kelly, the writer and scholar Chaim Potak, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, and numerous other well known celebrities and politicians. The district is home to many historic buildings and innovative development projects. East Falls is recognized as real estate that has enormous potential.
Boundaries: North/South: Lincoln Dr./Roosevelt Expy.
East/West: Wissahickon Avenue/Schuylkill River
Percentage change from latest quarter vs same time period previous year
Data compiled using 2nd quarter 2019 data vs. same period from 2018
East Falls is a small neighborhood in the northwest region of the city of Philadelphia. It is an historic area where many famous people have chosen to live. Luxury homes are available here, and the real estate is rising in value. The district lies adjacent to the neighborhoods of Germantown, Manayunk, and Roxborough, each of which has its own special flavor.
Philadelphia is renowned for having a number of these enclaves where residents come to identify with their community. This district runs along Ridge Ave for several miles. It also flanks the banks of the Schuylkill River and extends to Wissahickon Ave on the northeast. The district enjoys access to the recreational trails of Fairmont Park.
A big factor in boosting the value of real estate is the ease of reaching so many locations.
The area is served by multiple bus lines and contains two train stations. Downtown is close by and so are several shopping centers. It is close to many of the city’s major medical facilities as well as institutes of higher learning. There are bars, restaurants, and significant retail space in the district.
A recent addition of significance in East Falls was the completion of the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center. It is a public and private institution run in conjunction with the local school district and the state which will provide instruction in tennis to Philadelphia youth.
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The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth largest school district in the nation, by enrollment. Located in a historic and culturally rich setting, Philadelphia is a racially and ethnically diverse community committed to education. The School District of Philadelphia operates 214 of the city's 300 public schools, including 149 elementary schools, 16 middle schools, and 49 high schools. The remaining 86 public schools are independently operated charter schools. Charter schools are authorized by the School District of Philadelphia, and are accountable to it.