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This article is presented by the sexual assault lawyers from Cedarbrook, who are looking to bring more informative blog posts to residents and visitors about the local neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

The Neighborhood of Cedarbrook

Cedarbrook is a neighborhood in the northwestern part of the City of Philadelphia. It is bounded by Cheltenham Avenue to the northeast, Washington Lane to the southeast, Stenton Avenue to the southwest and Ivy Hill Road to the northwest. The area has a population of 12,434 people and offers an urban, suburban mix feel. 68% of its residents own their homes. The median value of a home in the neighborhood is $180,295. This is lower than the national average of $217,500. On the other hand, the median rent price of $1,102 is higher than the national average rent price of $1,062.

Ivy Hill Cemetery

The neighborhood of Ivy Hill makes up the northwestern half of Cedarbrook. Ivy Hill Cemetery is located in the heart of the area and is said to have been the namesake of the neighborhood. The private, non-sectarian cemetery was established in 1867 on Easton Road and is owned by the Ivy Hill Cemetery Company. Some notable people who have been buried there include:

  • William Law Anderson, professional golfer
  • Boy in the Box, unidentified murder
  • Bill Byrd, professional baseball player
  • Charles Edgar Duryea, automotive engineer and inventor
  • L. Fidella Woolley Gillette, the first woman to be ordained a minister in Canada
  • Thomas McIntosh, Philadelphia city councilman
  • Fayette Pinkney, soul singer
  • Joni Sledge, pop and disco singer
  • Bill Tilden, professional tennis player
  • Marion Williams, gospel singer

The cemetery offers a traditional in-ground burial, garden crypt mausoleum, stand-alone niche cabinets, non-denominational chapel and cremation. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for visitation.

Cedarbrook Plaza Shopping Center

Cedarbrook Plaza Shopping Center is a shopping mall just north of Cedarbrook on the corner of Easton Road and Cheltenham Avenue. Its variety of family retailers and restaurants provides residents and visitors with options for their daily essentials. Some of its stores and dining are Dollar Tree, Jimmy Jazz, Fresca Pizza, Got the Lock, Hair Town, Walmart, Saldworkd, XO SMOKE SHOP, Verizon, PFFCU - Police and Fire Federal Credit Union, Empire Beauty School, Planet Fitness, North Wales Academy, Forman Mills, My Blue Heaven, CLC Book Center, The Fresh Grocer of Wyncote, Wingstop, Thighstop, Ruby's Cajun, Cold Stone Creamery, K&G Fashion Superstore, and Ross Dress for Less.

John F. McCloskey School

John F. McCloskey School is a pre-Kindergarten through 8th-grade school in Cedarbrook. Serving elementary and middle schoolers in the neighborhood, it has a total enrollment of 345 students and a student-to-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. Based on state test scores, 26% of its students are proficient in reading and 4% are in math. The public school is part of the Philadelphia City School District and can be found on Pickering Street. It has a C minus overall Niche grade and a rating of 4 out of 10 on GreatSchools.

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David Petrone
Date Published: September 17, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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