Ridley Park, PA Real Estate
Welcome to Ridley Park, PA
Ridley Park provides a taste of small town America, but is close enough to Philadelphia for you to take advantage of big city life. Beautiful 19th Century Victorian homes and tree-lined streets make the pleasant neighborhoods of Ridley Park very desirable places to invest in a home. This friendly tight-knit community offers great schools, lots of fun activities, and affordable homes for young families looking for a great place to live.
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Public Transportation: SEPTA & Convenient Interstates
Ridley Park is easily accessible by many forms of transportation. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority services this region with light rail, trollies, and buses. One of the regional rail lines has two stations in this small community. Many people walk to the stations and take the train to work in Philadelphia. There are also bus routes that connect to local malls and corporate centers.
The regional rail heads into 30th Street Station. From there, commuters can board an Amtrak train to Harrisburg, New York City or Washington, DC.
The Philadelphia International Airport is also close by on Interstate 95.
This community is also served by many major highways.
- Interstate 95 heads North toward Philadelphia. It also goes South into Delaware and Maryland.
- There are many bridges into New Jersey that can be reached from Interstate 95. The Jersey Shore and Delaware beaches are easily accessible for summer day trips and vacations.
- Interstate 495 heads North toward King of Prussia and beyond. The Poconos are easily accessible from the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The small community is not isolated from the rest of the region. There are many points of access to the surrounding areas for work and play.
Ridley Park, PA’s Real Estate Market
The beautiful borough of Ridley Park was founded in 1871 by railroad owner Isaac Hinkley. He hired Boston-based architect Robert Morris Copeland to design the master plan for the community. This was the first planned community of its kind in Delaware County. Once the town center was developed, many surrounding farmers sold their land for continuing development. Originally designed as summer homes for wealthy Philadelphians, today’s Ridley Park is home to many young families who enjoy the small town flavor, but like the opportunities presented by the close proximity to Philadelphia. Here are some distinguished neighborhoods in the area:
- Ridley Park: This neighborhood is the original town center. Most construction dates to the early 20th Century. These Victorian homes showcase amazing and intricate craftsmanship that cannot be found in a modern home. If you enjoy the beauty of ornate woodwork and attention to detail in the interior design, these homes are for you.
- Leedom Estates: This neighborhood is adjacent to Interstate 95. Many of the homes in this neighborhood were built in the 1950’s. These affordable homes are great places to find your first home.
Other neighborhoods in the borough include Ridley Farms, Milmont Park, and Crumm Lyne. This is a great time to buy a home in Ridley Park. Lower home prices make this community a very attractive place to invest in right now.
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Testimonials to Our Service in Ridley Park, PA
Here are some of our clients’ past experiences with Carrington Real Estate Services:
Debbie B. said: Our agent helped us find our first home, and I want to say it was a pleasurable experience. She was responsive, reliable, and knowledgeable. Her expertise in the local real estate market was truly remarkable, and she helped me narrow down my choices to a few homes. With each property, she showed me the pros and cons, so I could make a more informed decision. Because of her service, I regularly recommend Carrington to my friends. Her rating: 5 stars
Vincent R. said: My experience with Carrington can be summed up in one word: Reliable. From learning about the home buying process to needing answers about specific questions, my agent was always there for me. When we began touring homes, she showed me the market trends and highlighted if the property was worth the value in the future (since I was looking to sell within 5 years). Carrington’s expertise is really unmatched and I recommend their service to everyone. His rating: 5 stars
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Distinguished Schools in Ridley Park, PA
- Lakeview Elementary School | Grades K-5 |
- Leedom School | Grades K-4 |
- Ridley Middle School | Grades 5-8 |
The Ridley School District provides an excellent education to the children of Ridley Park. There are also a number of Catholic and other private schools that serve this area. Opportunities for higher education include Neumann University and Widner University. There is also easy access to the colleges in Philadelphia, including Drexel University and the University of Sciences in Philadelphia.
You’ll Enjoy: Exciting Professional Sports, Local Parks and Theaters
- East Lake Park
Adding to the small town flavor, the Borough maintains a small lake. It is great for walking, jogging or fishing. The park also hosts the town 4th of July fireworks and a Victorian Festival every year.
- Barnstormers Theater
This is the oldest operating community theater in Pennsylvania. They feature six amateur productions each year. It is a great place to volunteer your time and talent if you have a love the performing arts.
- Harah’s of Philadelphia
Spend a fun evening playing slots or table games. You can also watch exciting harness races here. The resort also features fine dining and entertaining shows. This is located nearby Ridley Park in Chester, PA.
- The Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia has amazing professional sports. The Eagles play football at nearby Lincoln Financial Field and the Phillies play baseball at Citizen’s Bank Park. The Wells Fargo Center is home to the Flyers and the 76er’s. These venues are just a short drive from Ridley Park. You may also want to check out the Philadelphia Union soccer team. Watch exciting soccer games at PPL Park in Chester. These games are fun for the entire family. Tickets are inexpensive and easy to get.
Ridley Park, PA Utilities
- PECO | Electric | www.peco.com/
- Aqua America | Water | www.aquaamerica.com/
- Verizon | Phone, Internet and TV | www.verizon.com/
- Comcast | Phone, Internet and TV | www.comcast.com/
The Lifestyle: A Friendly Home Town
If you are looking for a friendly home town atmosphere, where you know your neighbors and can take walks around the village center, then Ridley Park is the place for you to live. There are many youth athletic leagues and other community activities. But this small town is not isolated. It is located near Philadelphia so that you can take advantage of the many cultural and entertainment opportunities of a big city.
The Workforce: Boeing Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical and High-Tech Companies
There are many opportunities for employment in and around Ridley Park. Chinook helicopters are manufactured at the nearby Boeing plant. Philadelphia is home to a thriving pharmaceutical industry. Pfizer and Glaxo-Smith-Kline are two big pharmaceutical companies that have facilities in the region.
There are many biomedical research companies and medical device companies in the area as well. There is no shortage of high-tech jobs in the Philadelphia economy.
Why Live Here: Small Town Atmosphere – Big City Lifestyle
Ridley Park offers a small town atmosphere with a big city lifestyle. You can live in a quaint Victorian neighborhood that is safe and secluded, but you can still take advantage of all that Philadelphia has to offer.
If you love older Victorian homes that are filled with beauty and charm, then you will not be disappointed by the real estate in these neighborhoods. Ridley Park also offers a friendly tight-knit community with plenty of family activities. This truly is a unique neighborhood outside of Philadelphia.