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Secane, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Delaware
Townships Upper Darby, Ridley
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19018
Area code(s) 610 and 484

Secane is an unincorporated community in Ridley Township and Upper Darby Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. At its center is retail shopping and a commuter rail station. Immediately surrounding the center are four large garden apartment complexes surrounded by single-family homes. The neighborhood has a curvilinear/cul-de-sac street pattern typical of post-World War II residential development. It is located in two school districts, Upper Darby and Ridley.

Demographics

Secane has a population of almost 24,000 people and was farmland before it was developed into a residential area in the 20th century.

Education

Ridley School District serves houses in Ridley Township. Upper Darby School District serves houses in Upper Darby Township.

Our Lady of Angels Regional School in Ridley Township, near Morton, is the area Catholic school. It formed in 2012 from a merger of Our Lady of Fatima in Secane and Ridley Township and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ridley Township.

Transportation

Three main roads run through the town, Providence Road, South Avenue and Franklin Avenue, which leads to Kedron Avenue (Route 420).

Secane SEPTA station 2015
Secane SEPTA station 2015

Secane station is a stop on the SEPTA Regional Rail Media/Elwyn Line, which runs west from Philadelphia to Elwyn. The station was previously a stop on the Pennsylvania Railroad and known as Spring Hill.

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