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Elkins Park

Welcome to Elkins Park

Home to breathtaking architecture and spacious parks
With a history of over 300 years, Elkins Park is considered part of Philadelphia's first suburban area. It is graced with glorious mansions such as Lynwood Hall which is sitting empty, waiting for the perfect buyer to bring it back to life, or Elkins Estate which is being renovated to host local community events.

Several architectural styles, such as modern, Queen Anne, Dutch Colonial, and American Colonial, dot this peaceful neighborhood, and the various beautiful parks and green spaces complement these attractive dwellings.

What to Love

  • Very walkable
  • The close-knit community and welcoming neighbors
  • Plentiful parks and green spaces
  • Unique homes with lots of character

Local Lifestyle

The residents of Elkins Park embrace their community’s rich history through the preservation of historic buildings and the celebrations held throughout the year. They also appreciate the well-kept parks and green spaces that contribute to the peaceful vibe of the neighborhoods. Elkins Park’s homes are incredibly diverse and have tremendous character, with some of the most breathtaking historic builds in Philadelphia.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Elkins Park offers its residents a variety of dining and shopping options. H Mart not only serves fabulous Korean food, but they also sell unique and fresh produce. Those seeking a Kosher bakery will love Rolling’s Bakery's offerings, which feature non-dairy and kosher bread and treats. The authentic recipes originate from European ancestors and are just as delicious today. You'll also find an interesting fusion of French and Korean pastries at Paris Baguette.

Creekside Restaurant and Deli will satiate your hunger with Mediterranean recipes for a satisfying lunch or dinner. Dave's Backyard Farms and uhttps://mitchellandmitchellwines.us/ are great places to shop for your at-home dining and entertaining needs.

Things to Do

The community of Elkins Park provides terrific spots to bask in nature, like the Curtis Arboretum. The 47 acres of the Arboretum come with rolling hills and two ponds. It provides a perfect place for a picnic or just quiet reflection.

History and culture also influence the activities in Elkins Park. A few notable spots include Richard Wall House Museum, Beth Sholom Synagogue, and Lynnewood Hall.

Annual festivals that joyously celebrate the culture of the community include the Romanian Food Festival, the Serbian Food Festival, and the Purim Festival. Those who enjoy good craft beer will also want to try the superior brews at Cheshire Brewing Company.

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Overview for Elkins Park, PA

19,141 people live in Elkins Park, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $50,159. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Elkins Park, PA

Elkins Park has 7,840 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Elkins Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,141 people call Elkins Park home. The population density is 7,098.393 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.09 / 51.91%

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