Belmont Village, Philadelphia facts for kids
|Neighborhood of Philadelphia|
Tudor-inspired homes on Sherwood Rd, Belmont Village
|Area code(s)||Area code 215|
Belmont Village encompasses the area from City Avenue to the north, Fairmount Park to the south, the Bala Golf Club to the west, and Belmont Avenue to the east.
Belmont Village is separated from its closest neighbor to the west, Wynnefield, by the grounds of the Bala Golf Club and SEPTA’s Cynwyd Line (formerly the R6). Belmont Village is separated from its closest neighbor to the east, Wynnefield Heights, by the Belmont Water Treatment Facility. Belmont Village borders Fairmount Park to its south. Its northern border is City Line Avenue.
Along with East Falls and Manayunk, Belmont Village is part of Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 194 and Pennsylvania Senate, District 7. The civic association for the neighborhood is the Belmont Village Community Association.
Belmont Village is located in Census Tract 121 which is classified as middle-class with a 2009 Median Family income of $75,168.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Belmont Village’s census tract is 59.0% Black, 33.5% White, 3.2% Hispanic, and 2.8% Asian.
Belmont Village is accessible to Center City via West River Drive and SEPTA’s Cynwyd Line. The Bala Station sits directly across the street from the northern end of Belmont Village. The neighborhood is also accessible to several major roadways such as Route 1, I-76, and I-95.
Local points of interest
Along Belmont Village's northern border is the City Avenue Business District, home to several stores and restaurants. The Bala Shopping Center is located across City Avenue from Belmont Village and contains a large grocery store, shops, and restaurants.
Along Belmont Village's southern border is Fairmount Park, which contains points of interest such as the Carousel House and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Nearby East Parkside is home of the Philadelphia Zoo and Memorial Hall/Please Touch Museum.
Every July, the Greek Picnic draws over 100,000 people to an adjacent area of Fairmount Park, celebrating African-American college fraternities and sororities.
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