- Current Prices:$100,000 to $350,000
- Closed Prices:$40,000 to $299,900
- Median Sale Price:$155,000
- Average $ per sq ft:$137
- Association Fee Ranges:$0
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
- Age:1900 to 2019
- Sq. Ft.:660 to 4,701Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:2 to 8Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms
Homes for Sale
Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.
Where to Live
Those with children or dogs, or who just enjoy being in nature, might want to consider looking near Disston Park on the eastern side of the neighborhood. There's an elementary school off of Knorr Street, a charter school off of Ditman Street, and a high school on Cottman Avenue across from Tacony Park. Local comfort foods, restaurants, and retailers are located up and down Torresdale Avenue. The SEPTA buses also will run down all of the connecting streets from here if you're looking to be close to transit. Frankford Avenue has another cluster of retailers, including a gym, market, school, and sports bar for those who don't want to walk far.
Where to Eat
Whatever you're in the mood for, chances are you'll find it in or around Tacony. There are crab houses, sports bars, sandwich shops, pubs, fast-food chains, and more. Cuisine runs the gamut of Italian, Chinese, Classic American, seafood, and of course the classic Philly cheesesteak. Chickie's & Pete's is a long-standing, family-owned sports bar on the corner of Mulberry and Robbins streets. You'll want to try the crab fries there.
What You'll See
In the eastern part of the neighborhood, you'll get pleasant views of Tacony-Palmyra Bridge crossing over the Delaware River to New Jersey. In town, you'll notice plenty of red brick and stone row houses as well as businesses with protruding bay windows. Two of the neighborhood's schools and the Tacony Music Hall are all listed as historic places. There's also a longstanding affordable boxing club for all-ages worth checking out. Keep an eye out for the names of notable figures in local history. Many local landmarks are named for industrialists Henry and Hamilton Disston.
Friday Night Fun
It's not a question of whether or not Tacony has nightlife, it's a question of what kind of night out you want. There's everything from upscale taverns to sports bars to classic dives. Inside you'll find live music, open mics, karaoke, and even painting nights. The neighborhood is in the midst of a renewal so it doesn't quite have the bars per capita to compete with other neighborhoods, so you might also consider taking a trip to other parts of Philly on the weekends.
The Perfect Sunday
Hegerman Street and Jackson Street are home to a few churches if you're in need of some enlightenment. On a nice day, Vogt Park could satisfy your need for relaxation and fresh air. Bring the pup or the kids with you as there are a playground and plenty of open space to roam. If you need to pick up some items for the house, head towards the grocery stores off Knorr Street or Unruh Avenue. Then, take a trolley tour on Longshore Avenue later to enjoy the sunset from Disston Park.
Price points for houses in the neighborhood are middling. Truth be told, most of the structures aren't the most attractive you've ever seen from the exterior. It's questionable if the interiors have been upgrades as well so you'll likely need to handle renovations after the purchase. The homes featuring classic red brick and hardwood flooring tend to be the most desirable and therefore pricier. Conditions will vary though.
Being on the east side of Tacony puts you right off of I-95, perfect for commuters. The SEPTA buses run up and down Torresdale Avenue and its connecting streets. There's also a train station right by Disston Park. There you'll find the Trenton Line, which can take you to Trenton, New Jersey as well as Center City, Philadelphia. The neighborhood itself is mostly accessible with a car but buses and trains allow for quick access to surrounding areas.
Lots of parking • Access to public transit • Shopping options.
Locals Don't Love
Noise • Lack of gyms.
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