Great Family Life in Holmesburg, Philadelphia

Holmesburg began as a Village within Lower Dublin Township, Pennsylvania. It is now a neighborhood in the Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Holmesburg was named in Honor of the Surveyor-General of Pennsylvania Thomas Holme, who was a cartographer. But, far from that, the town boasts of one of the best places to live with the whole family. Learn more here.

Great Schools 

The School District of Philadelphia operates Joseph H. Brown Elementary School in Holmesburg. The original Joseph H Brown Elementary School opened in 1895. Brown feeds into Meehan Middle School.  All persons assigned to Meehan are zoned to Abraham Lincoln High School. Lincoln was initially scheduled to be named Mayfair High School, but opposition from other neighborhoods, including Holmesburg, meant that the school was instead named after Abraham Lincoln. In 1949 the school’s cornerstone was laid. Learn more about Camden, New Jersey is a Historic Community.

Recreation and Transportation

Recreational facilities include Holmesburg Recreation Center at Rhawn and Ditman Streets, James Ramp Memorial Playground, Pennypack Park, and Pennypack on Delaware. Transportation to Center City Philadelphia is provided by SEPTA’s Trenton Line commuter train, which affords a quick 25-minute ride into the urban center. Interstate 95 is also an easy 10-15-minute drive into downtown, accessible either by the Cottman Avenue (PA-73) entrance to the south or the Academy Road entrance to the north.