Spruce Hill & Cedar Park

West Philly’s beating heart

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These two neighborhoods, once called “streetcar” suburbs, have distinct personalities of their own and yet share much in common.

Both are family-friendly and diverse, attracting immigrant residents and shop owners.

Their architecture is stunning, and their energy is real and dynamic.

Though the streetcars remain, both neighborhoods offer a genuine city-life atmosphere to those who flock here.


Essential Info

A fiercely unique slice of West Philadelphia, Cedar Park — named for the modest green space at 50th and Baltimore streets — exhibits an overtly Bohemian vibe and respective cultural diversity.

Between 46th and 52nd streets from east to west and sealed north and south by Larchwood Street and Kingsessing Avenue, the primarily residential neighborhood maintains prominent footholds in the city’s restaurant, arts and music scenes.

Spruce Hill’s grand historical residences, charming tree canopies and eclectic mix of residents share plenty of urban DNA with neighboring Cedar Park, but it possesses a charm all its own.

Baltimore Avenue, the area’s primary multicultural backbone, shines as a nouveau-Boho showpiece. The diversity here reaches in all directions. It’s also home to beautiful and spacious Clark Park, a welcome oasis amid city life.

Getting Here

Walking or biking over the Gray’s Ferry Bridge leads to Baltimore Avenue, a main drag connecting both neighborhoods. West of the Schuylkill River, the trolley traverses this same thoroughfare.



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