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Belmont Village, Philadelphia

Belmont Village
Neighborhood of Philadelphia
Tudor-inspired homes on Sherwood Rd, Belmont Village
Tudor-inspired homes on Sherwood Rd, Belmont Village
Country  United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia County
City Philadelphia
Area code(s) Area code 215
Map of Belmont Village

Belmont Village is a middle class neighborhood located in the West Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Boundaries

Belmont Village encompasses the area from City Avenue to the north, Fairmount Park to the south, the Bala Golf Club to the west, and Belmont Avenue to the east.[1]

Belmont Village is separated from its closest neighbor to the west, Wynnefield, by the grounds of the Bala Golf Club and SEPTA’s Cynwyd Line (formerly the R6). Belmont Village is separated from its closest neighbor to the east, Wynnefield Heights, by the Belmont Water Treatment Facility. Belmont Village borders Fairmount Park to its south. Its northern border is City Line Avenue.

Along with East Falls and Manayunk, Belmont Village is part of Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 194 and Pennsylvania Senate, District 7. The civic association for the neighborhood is the Belmont Village Community Association.[2]

Demographics

Belmont Village is located in Census Tract 121 which is classified as middle-class with a 2009 Median Family income of $75,168.[3]

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Belmont Village’s census tract is 59.0% Black, 33.5% White, 3.2% Hispanic, and 2.8% Asian.[4]

Transportation

Belmont Village is accessible to Center City via West River Drive and SEPTA’s Cynwyd Line. The Bala Station sits directly across the street from the northern end of Belmont Village. The neighborhood is also accessible to several major roadways such as Route 1, I-76, and I-95.

Education

Belmont Village is served by the Philadelphia School District. Students in the neighborhood attend William B. Mann Elementary School. In May 2010, after years of failing to meet state standards, the School District turned operation of Mann over to Mastery Charter Schools.[5] Mann will continue to be run as a neighborhood school and is one of Mastery's first elementary schools.[5][6]

The area high school is Overbrook High School.[7]

Belmont Village is close to a number of private elementary and secondary schools, including Friends' Central School on City Avenue. Two colleges also flank Belmont Village, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) to the east and Saint Joseph's University to the west.

Local points of interest

Along Belmont Village's northern border is the City Avenue Business District, home to several stores and restaurants.[8] The Bala Shopping Center is located across City Avenue from Belmont Village and contains a large grocery store, shops, and restaurants.

Along Belmont Village's southern border is Fairmount Park, which contains points of interest such as the Carousel House and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Nearby East Parkside is home of the Philadelphia Zoo and Memorial Hall/Please Touch Museum.

Every July, the Greek Picnic draws over 100,000 people to an adjacent area of Fairmount Park, celebrating African-American college fraternities and sororities.[9]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ http://www.philaplanning.org/cpdiv/WPPpartTwo.pdf Page 5, Retrieved 10-31-2010.
  2. ^ http://www.mybelmontvillage.org/ Retrieved 10-31-2010.
  3. ^ http://www.ffiec.gov/Geocode/ Retrieved 7-8-2010.
  4. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov Retrieved 7-8-2010.
  5. ^ a b http://www.philly.com/philly/education/93658564.html?viewAll=y Retrieved on 08-29-2010.
  6. ^ http://www.philly.com/philly/education/94677939.html Retrieved on 08-29-2010.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ http://www.cityave.org/ Retrieved on 11-06-2010.
  9. ^ Belmont Village Community Association, "About Us".

External links

  • Belmont Village Community Association
  • City Avenue Business District


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