Sonja, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA

Average home price and quality of life ratings in 19144, 19123

Asked by Sonja, Philadelphia, PA Fri Apr 13, 2012

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Kathleen Sheridan’s answer
19144 includes the 300+ year old Historic Germantown, President George Washington's summer 'White House', the Johnson House - a stop on the underground railway, among other historic sites. A trolley line was established in the 1860's to carry passengers to Center City. There are 2 train lines with several stations for easy commuting to Center City, NJ, or Chestnut Hill. Most people do have cars, however, finding parking is rarely an issue. There is very convenient access to Roosevelt Blvd, I-76, and Kelly Drive. East Falls, Manayunk, Mt Airy and Chestnut Hill are all nearby. as is Wissahickon Park. Within 19144 there are several neighborhoods with a range of home sizes and prices. There are a couple of historic districts with 19th century Victorian mansions, and there are neighborhoods of smaller 2 and 3 story rows and twins. Prices range widely, but are generally modest for the type and size of property that you are purchasing. Residents are, for the most part, passionate about their neighborhood.

Kathleen Sheridan, Weichert, Realtors - McCarthy Associates
ksheridanrealtor@gmail.com
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Sonja:

These communities are vastly different. 19123 is an urban residential neighborhood of center city.
19144 is a nearly suburban neighborhood by comparison.

19123 is continuing to become an increasingly stable, well established community, experiencing increasing development and very much offers a city lifestyle. Subway, walking, biking, new eating and drinking spots, new construction and a healthy mix of single family row homes, as well as condo's exist.

19144 is considerably less forward in development level. It is mainly single family homes, some apartment rentals, very city sprawl suburban in style, still city but not city center. You can go into 19118 or 19129 for a diverse group of eating and drinking options, and it is fairly close to Fair mount Park. Additionally, I believe there are regional rail options to travel into the city center. You most likely will need a car.

There is not real average home price in these two areas. Type of home, condition of home, location of home impact too many details to give you a simple number. It would not be accurate.

Ana Barlow, Coldwell Banker Preferred

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