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The History and Community of East Falls, PA

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The slip and fall lawyers in East Falls, PA, present this article to offer readers a detailed excerpt about the neighborhood.

East Falls is a neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The community is neighbored by Germantown, Roxborough, Allegheny West, and Nicetown-Tioga. East Falls belongs to ZIP code 19129 and area code 267.


East Falls was named for its eastern location of the Schuylkill Falls along the Schuylkill River in the nineteenth century. Before the area was named East Falls, the land was referred to as Falls of the Schuykill and Falls Village.

The land's original occupants were the Lenni Lenape Indians who considered the lower end of the Schuylkill River their homeland.

In the early days, the community was the highest point navigable along the river by boat. During the Colonial and Federalist period, East Falls hosted a dock that became a transfer point where Indian paths converted into colonial roadways. That transfer point late became modern-day Ridge Avenue and Germantown Avenue.

Following the War of 1812, the river level rose due to the dam's construction at the Fairmount Water Works. Despite the rise in water level, rocks along the stream are still visible and show the natural fall-line.

Today in East Falls, The Wissahickon Creek runs into the Schuylkill and is part of Fairmount Park, where visitors can enjoy the serene atmosphere.


The neighborhood of East Falls hosts 9,966 residents and is considered one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania.

Within the East Falls community, the slight majority (56%) of residents rent their homes, and the median rent is above the national average ($1,062) at $1,340.  A slight minority of residents (44%) own their homes, and the median home value is $286,060.

The median household income in East Falls is above the national average ($62,843) at $82,034. Additionally, 15% of East Falls households consist of families with children

In East Falls, the population is nearly equal amongst female residents (54%) and male residents (46%). The median age is 34, and the racial demographic is as follows:

  • 67% White
  • 17% African American
  • 8% Asian
  • 5% Hispanic
  • 4% Two or More Races

The education levels of East Falls residents vary and are as follows:

  • 37% Master's Degree or Higher
  • 37% Bachelor's Degree
  • 13% Some College or Associate's Degree
  • 10% High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 3% Less than a High School Diploma

Community & Lifestyle

East Falls offers residents a comfortable urban lifestyle with fantastic access to neighborhood parks, including McMichael Park, restaurants, coffee shops, and bars.

Additionally, the community in East Falls is considered to be very welcoming and accepting, where residents tend to lean politically liberal.

According to Niche Survey Polling, 75% of residents say there is a good sense of community in East Falls, 100% of residents say LGBTQ+ residents are very accepted, and 100% of residents would use the word friendly to describe the people who live in the area.

East Falls is considered a highly desirable place to live in Pennsylvania and has ranked:

  • #3 (of 147) in Best Neighborhoods to Buy A House in Philadelphia
  • #4 (of 147) in Best Neighborhoods to Live in Philadelphia
  • #4 (of 147) in Best Neighborhoods to Raise a Family in Philadelphia

If you're looking for an area with rich history, diverse demographics, and a strong sense of community, then East Falls, PA, is the neighborhood for you.

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David Petrone
Date Published: June 25, 2021
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