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Living in East Falls, Philadelphia, PA

Residents in East Falls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania enjoy quiet living with easy access to the hustle and bustle of Philly. Imagine living under a jaw-dropping canopy of verdant trees, all set against a backdrop of sumptuous historical mansions and Georgian or Victorian style buildings. Bordering the Schuylkill River, East Falls real estate sits in the northwestern part of Philadelphia adjacent to the Fairmount Park Path, a park system connecting 63 urban parks.

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Perfect Mix of Old and New

East Falls, PA is perfect for living close to Philly's Center City, while enjoying slower-paced surroundings. There's still plenty to do here on weekends though, and running errands during the week is easy at the popular, centrally-located shopping complex called Falls Center. Located in a 1920's Art Deco-style building, that has been carefully preserved and refurbished, you'll find businesses offices, specialty stores, fine dining, and family eateries. There is also student housing in the complex, perfect for those attending Thomas Jefferson University or Drexel University College of Medicine. An exciting mix of long-term and new residents, this friendly town is flush with recreational activities in natural settings, like rock climbing, hiking, swimming, and even an annual open-air dance on the Falls Bridge. Commuting down Kelly Drive, named for Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco, who had her childhood home here, is a scenic break from the hustle and bustle of Philly.

Playground in East Falls, Philadelphia, PA

Manicured Lawns and a Small Town Feel

There is an abundance of green, rolling hills in East Falls, Pennsylvania. Moderate temperatures mean there are plenty of colorful flowers growing in yards and business districts. Since the houses are located mostly on hills, it's not uncommon to see both young and older residents sledding down the sidewalks in winter. Parking is sometimes hard to find since there aren't a lot of driveways and apartment buildings seem to go up rather than out, however this quaint city just keeps renovating and updating to stay competitive with the charm in the surrounding communities—making residents proud to call East Falls, Pennsylvania, home. In fact, homes for sale in East Falls are so desirable that they go for a bit higher than comparable homes in the surrounding communities.The beauty of the city and the friendliness of the residents make East Falls a highly desirable place for East Philly living.


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  • Outdoorsy types are attracted to the wide variety of parks and green space available via Fairmont Park, a park path system that connects 63 local parks. Recreational activities include hiking, biking, swimming and rock climbing.
  • Suburban amenities like restaurants and shops are a quick drive away at a centrally-located shopping center known as Falls Center.


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