Cedar Park, Philadelphia

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Cedar Park
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Cedar Park is located in Philadelphia
Cedar Park
Cedar Park
Coordinates: Coordinates: 39°56′49″N 75°12′58″W / 39.947°N 75.216°W / 39.947; -75.216
Country United States
CountyPhiladelphia County
Area code(s)215, 267, and 445

Cedar Park is a neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located in the larger West Philadelphia district, it stretches north to Larchwood Ave., south to Kingsessing Ave., east to 46th Street, and west to 52nd Street.[1][2]

Originally outlying farmland, Cedar Park was built between 1850 and 1910 as a streetcar suburb[3] of Center City. Its development as a suburb accelerated with the installation of horsecars in the 1850s and again with the arrival of electric trolley lines in 1892.[4]

It is racially and ethnically diverse, and much of the historic Queen Anne-style architecture still stands.

Since about 2000, the neighborhood has been undergoing gentrification stimulated by the University of Pennsylvania's redevelopment plan for West Philadelphia. There is a distinct progressive-politics mien to the neighborhood and a sizable African immigrant community located along and near Baltimore Avenue between 46th and 49th Streets. Cedar Park's residents are predominantly Jamaican/Caribbean and African immigrants, but many are African American (American-born blacks) or white.[citation needed]


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  1. ^ "Philadelphia Neighborhoods".
  2. ^ http://cedarparkneighbors.org/
  3. ^ West Philadelphia Streetcar Suburb Historic District, UCHS
  4. ^ "Studio 34's Eponymous Trolley, or, A Short History of Route 34". Studio 34 Yoga. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012.