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The Neighborhood of Haddington, PA

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This article is brought to you by the personal injury lawyers in Haddington. We hope you take the time to learn something new about the neighborhood.

Summary of Haddington

Haddington is a neighborhood within the West Philadelphia portion of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is within proximity to the areas of Carroll Park, Mill Creek, West Philadelphia, Dunlap, Cobbs Creek and Millbourne. The largely African American community is bordered by Girard Avenue and Haverford Avenue to the north, 52nd Street to the east, Market Street to the south and 67th Street to the west. It consists of mainly two-story rowhomes. 44% of its residents own their houses. The median value of a home in the area is $78,930 and the median rent price is $857. The neighborhood has a population of 22,583 people. In 1998, the Haddington Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It features a range of colonial and classical revival styles of architecture that were built from 1909 to 1915. Other historical features of the neighborhood are the Thomas Dunlap School and George L. Brooks School. They were also added to the NRHP.

Commodore John Barry Elementary School

Commodore John Barry Elementary School is an elementary and middle school in Haddington. Offering classes from pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade, it has a total enrollment of 609 students and a student-to-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. Based on state test scores, 15% of its students are proficient in reading and 8% are in math. The school is part of the Philadelphia City School District. It has an overall Niche grade of a D plus.

Granahan Playground and Skatepark

Granahan Playground and Skatepark is a recreational space in Haddington. Prior to the development of the skatepark, the playground was home to an under-utilized roller hockey rink. Seeing the potential the rink will have, a local community leader proposed the idea of turning it into a skatepark to SkatePhilly and a number of community members. In partnership with Arment Concrete, Neighbors of Cobbs Creek North, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Charter High School for Architecture and Design, the Granahan Skatepark was opened on Go Skate Day 2017. Design for the space was done by the Charter High School for Architecture and Design. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Gigi Rene Soul Foods

Gigi Rene Soul Foods is a Caribbean restaurant in Haddington. A favorite dining spot for local residents, it can be found on Haverford Avenue. Food items on the menu include:

  • Chicken Breast or BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
  • Grilled Tilapia or Catfish
  • Baked Tilapia or Catfish
  • Jerk Chicken Platter
  • Stew Platter
  • Mac N Cheese
  • Cabbage and Carrots

They range from $6.50 to $19.90. The restaurant is open Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturdays, it's open from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. On Sundays, it's open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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If you are suffering from injuries that are limiting you from living your best life, contact our Haddington personal injury lawyers to fight for your justice. We can help you hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence. Call now for a free consultation.

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David Petrone
Date Published: October 1, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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