Residents are enchanted by tall lush trees and stunning original Victorian architecture. Originally farmland, Cedar Park was built between 1850 and 1910 as a Center City suburb connected by horsecars and trolleys.
West of University City, Cedar Park is located between Larchwood & Kingsessing Avenues and 46th Street to 52nd Street. Gentrification began in the early 2000s do to U-City redevelopment, and you can imagine that a large student population has migrated into the area. However, many original and culturally diverse residents still hold the land and these gorgeous sizable homes with festive porches.
Although primarily residential, the area’s vibrant, artistic, and cultural influences have fostered an array of gatherings, events, and businesses. Dock Street Brewey and Restaurant is a notable place to visit, transformed from an old firehouse.
If you’re looking for homes with character, look no further. Inside and out, you will find true gems featuring inlay hardwood floors, stained glass, formal seating areas, and yards with plenty of greenery. The area is known for its creatively decorated front porches, and it’s a real treat viewing the various home personalities as you stroll down the block.