The car accident attorneys in Cedarbrook, PA, at Monheit Law have offered the following facts and details about the neighborhood for your reading enjoyment.


The neighborhood of Cedarbrook is situated in the northwestern region of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of Philadelphia County and includes other communities such as Ivy Hill, Hill Crest, and Chelten Hills. Neighboring towns are West Oak Lane, Lynnwood Gardens, Wyncote, and Roslyn Heights. The community is a rectangular shape bound by Cheltenham Avenue, Ivy Hill Road, Stenton Avenue, and Washington Lane.


The community contains the Ivy Hill Cemetery, located on Easton Road. The historical cemetery was initially called the Germantown and Chestnut Hill Cemetery and was established in 1867. Some notable burials include:

  • Ed Lafitte – professional baseball player
  • Margaret Lawrence – actress
  • Harold Melvin – soul singer
  • Edwin Ward Moore – commodore of the Texas Navy
  • Matthew Saad Muhammad – professional boxer

Another historical cemetery within the neighborhood is the Catholic Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. The cemetery is located on Cheltenham Avenue and Easton Road and was opened in 1894. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia owns the cemetery. Some notable burials within its grounds include:

  • Bill Hallman – Major League Baseball player
  • John B. Kelly Sr. – Olympic gold medalist in rowing and father of Grace Kelly
  • John B. Kelly Jr. – Olympic bronze medalist in rowing and brother of Grace Kelly
  • Connie Mack – Hall of Fame baseball player and manager
  • John J. McVeigh – Medal of Honor recipient (World War II)


Just off of Cheltenton Avenue and Easton Road is the Cedarbrook Plaza Shopping Center. The center offers residents a one-stop shopping experience with the following retail shops included:

  • Rainbow Shops
  • Got the Look
  • Forman Mills
  • Walmart

The community is home to the Wadsworth Branch Library, located at the corner of Wadsworth and Michener Avenues. The original building was constructed in 1959 but renovated in 1992. Some of the offerings available at the facility include:

  • a meeting space
  • public use computers
  • Wifi


Approximately 17.9% of the residents are enrolled in college, like North Wales Academy. Children within the community are commonly registered in the public schools in the Philadelphia City School District, such as:

  • McCloskey John F School – located on Pickering Avenue
  • King Martin Luther High School – located on Stenton Avenue

However, some are enrolled in private or religious educational institutes like:

  • St Raymond Catholic School – located on Williams Avenue
  • Ad-Prima -Mt Airy – located on Thouron Avenue
  • West Oak Lane Charter School – located on Stenton Avenue


The community had a total population of 25,274 residents in 2000. As many as 11.9% of the population was born outside of the country. The townspeople commonly identify their ethnicity with the following:

  • Asian (9.7%)
  • Jamaican (8.3%)
  • Irish (6.4%)
  • Italian (3.1%)
  • Puerto Rican (3.0%)

The median income was $42,342 per household and $49,508 for a family. It is considered an above-average income neighborhood, with households having a higher income than 70.4% of other neighborhoods in America. Many of the represented professions within the working adult residents include:

  • executive, management, and professional positions (55.1%)
  • sales and service jobs (22.6%)
  • manufacturing and laborer occupations (12.2%)
  • clerical, assistant, and tech support roles (10.2%)

Keep reading: The History of West Oak Lane, PA

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1368 Barrowdale Rd.
Jenkintown, PA 19046
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