Monday, January 31, 2011

Overbrook: Or a place that I'd usually not visit

  • Overbrook is in West Philly (I know - who goes there?)
  • Overbrook is separated into Overbrook Farms, Overbrook and Overbrook Park.
  • Overbrook Farms was originally developed in the early 1900s as an exclusive community for middle-management families and was the first planned community on the exclusive Main Line railroad.
  • From the early 1900s to the 1960s most families in Overbrook were of Italian or Irish descent.
  • Today Overbrook is mostly African American.
  • Crime rates are lower in Overbrook than other sections of West Philly ( I still have no plans to hang out in West Philly).
  • The Overbrook R5 station was shown in the TV series Cold Case. It was not, however, the actual train station. I guess even film crews have no desire to go to West Philly.

Why Overbrook?
I went to a birthday party in Overbrook Farms.

Method of Travel:
From Market East take the R5 to the Overbrook station

Cost of Round Trip Ticket:
Off peak - $7.00

  • Take hand sanitizer.
  • Be sure to check out the amazing homes in Overbrook Farms.

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