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About Cedar Park

Cedar Park is a West Philadelphia neighborhood known for its Queen Anne-style architecture and diverse community. Originally developed as a streetcar suburb, this residential neighborhood centers around one major thoroughfare, Baltimore Avenue. The trolley runs along this avenue past the neighborhood’s many businesses and landmarks. With vibrant streetscapes and uniquely elegant homes, Cedar Park pairs urban personality with suburban tranquility.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $299,000 to $850,000

Closed Prices: $62,500 to $953,000

Median Sale Price: $400,000

Average $ per sq ft: $204

Association Fee Ranges: $185 to $1065.32/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1895 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 723 to 3640 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 9 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 5 Bathrooms

Getting Around Cedar Park

Around Cedar Park

Homes near Baltimore Avenue offer great access to the trolley as well as the street’s retailers, pharmacies, salons, churches, and grocery stores. Residents on the south end of the neighborhood will be closer to Kingsessing Rec Center, a popular park with basketball and tennis courts, a pool, baseball fields, and a library.

Homes in Cedar Park are fairly affordable considering the neighborhood’s pleasant atmosphere and proximity to Center City. Buyers can get quite a lot of space for a fraction of what sellers ask in other neighborhoods. If you have a large family, you can do well here. Renovated Victorians can require a larger budget, but even these beautiful homes are in reach for many.

Cedar Park has an eclectic selection of restaurants. Vietnamese, Indian, Laotian, Mediterranean, Jamaican, and Ethiopean cuisine can all be enjoyed in the area. You’ll have your choices of cafes, delis, late-night comforts, small plates, and then some. Check out Dahlak for Eritrian specialties.

Cedar Park’s colorful, Victorian homes set it apart from other Philly neighborhoods. The tallest structures you’ll see in the area are the formidable spires rising from the local churches. Residents of this former streetcar suburb still take the trolley to jobs downtown and at the nearby University of Pennsylvania. A multicultural energy also defines Cedar Park, evidenced in the eclectic shops and restaurants along Baltimore Avenue.

Kick off the weekend on Baltimore Avenue, where you can sample seasonal drafts at a brewpub or catch some live entertainment at Dahlak while enjoying wine and doro wat. Many of Cedar Park’s best restaurants have full bars to serve the area’s nightlife.

If brunch is your thing, Cedar Park Cafe has you covered with chicken and waffles and other comforting classics. Cedar Park’s namesake park, located at Baltimore Avenue and 50th Street, is a small yet pleasant greenspace with a nice playground. Just east of the neighborhood, Clark Park offers a lot more space and hosts free productions of Shakespeare, chess matches, and other events.

The trolley runs along Baltimore Avenue, providing rides to the University of Pennsylvania and Center City, while SEPTA buses traverse the numbered streets. Cedar Park is quite walkable and very bike-friendly, with several markets and shops in the area. Despite occasionally heavy traffic, drivers can reach major roadways fairly easily, and parking generally isn’t hard to find.

Locals Love

  • Colorful homes and buildings
  • Great parks
  • Quiet area

Locals Don't Love

  • Few shopping options
  • Heavy traffic
  • Lack of nightlife

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