Young and free in Philadelphia’s Yorktown
If you’re looking for a lifestyle that offers a vibrant young social culture as well as entrenched Philadelphia values, Yorktown is worth a look. This Philadelphia neighborhood has been the site of controversy over increased student residency, which resulted in a lawsuit settled in favor of single-family homeowners last year.
Passionate neighborhood advocates are always a sign of a neighborhood worth living in, and Yorktown residents who aren’t students are typically working class adults. Increased enrollment at Temple University and the Tyler School of Art are credited with increasing Yorktown’s student population.
Some residents are worried about gentrification, which means that it’s a good time to consider Yorktown as an alternative to other trendy Philadelphia neighborhoods like Fishtown or Northern Liberties.
Yorktown’s street boundaries are denoted as Girard to Cecil B. Moore Avenues, and from 11th to Broad Streets.
The FoodTrust Farmer’s Markets, a great place to stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables from regional farmers.
Progress Plaza, a great place to meet, greet, eat, hang out, and shop.
A good variety of inexpensive ethnic food and multiple delivery services that will bring it right to your doorstep.
An involved community that promotes community awareness and advocacy, called the Yorktown Community Organization.
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