Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Vision for City Ave

If you're from the Philadelphia area, or even if you're not, you are probably familiar with an area us locals like to call "City Ave."

What exactly is City Ave? Well, it's probably one of the most interesting business districts in our area because: 1) It's half city, half suburban, and 2) It provides a good mix of schools, businesses, and commercial properties sandwiched in between two very different neighborhoods; Wynnefield/Overbrook & Bala Cynwyd/Lower Merion.

But why is there such a large focus now on making the "New" City Ave better than the "Old" City Ave? Here are a few reasons why there is so much effort being put into this area today:
  1. 25,000 people work in the area, and 40,000 people live within a 10 minute walk.
  2. There are 2 train stations, 6 bus routes, and highway access points. Plus, it's only 15 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia.
  3. It's home to St. Joseph's University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  4. You get skyline views, and have access to shopping, dining, etc.
If those aren't enough reasons to get the businesses/residents in this area to at least think about an upgrade, I don't know what will.

Read on to learn more about what changes may be coming soon (...with a little help from Lower Merion).

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