The personal injury lawyers in Stenton, PA, at Monheit Law invite you to learn more about the residential neighborhood and its history.


The neighborhood of Stenton lies in the northwest region of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its neighbors include West Oak Lane, Wyndmoor, East Mount Airy, Mount Airy, and Cedarbrook. Some of the roadways within the community are Vernon Road, East Upsal Street, Limekiln Pike, East Mount Pleasant Avenue, and Wadsworth Avenue. Cheltenham Avenue helps to form the northeastern border while Stenton Avenue forms the southwestern border. The neighborhood falls in the ZIP code 19150.


The neighborhood was developed in 1905 by Frank Mauran as a suburban residential locality. It began with 50 homes and included stringent restrictions on the land that stood at an elevation of 300 feet above Market Street. A quick train ride would get you from the neighborhood to the city. Originally real estate began at $8,000 and went up to $15,000.


The community is home to two cemeteries, the Ivy Hill and the Chelten Hills Cemeteries. The Ivy Hill Cemetery and Crematory, located on Easton Road, has served the community for over 125 years. It is regarded as one of the greater area’s finest. The Chelten Hills Cemetery was originally known as the Philadelphia Crematorium. It was one of the state’s first, and it opened in 1888. After it purchased the 30 surrounding acres, the crematorium was renamed the Chelten Hills Cemetery.

The Woodcrest United Church of Christ was established in 1940 by The Reformed Church of the United States. As the community began to grow, the church addressed its need for a school for the community by helping found the Edmonds Public School. Other places of worship within the area include:

  • St Raymond’s Catholic Church
  • Reformation Lutheran Church
  • Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • Bibleway Freewill Baptist Church
  • Agape Church
  • Oxford Presbyterian Church

Some of the other educational institutes include:

  • Performing Arts Christian Education
  • Happy Hill Learning Center
  • Hill Freedman World Academy
  • Rock Foundation Early Learning Academy LLC


The area within the ZIP code 19150 had a population of 24,376 and made up 9,566 households. The breakdown of the ethnicities and race included the following:

  • 1.7% white
  • 95.0% African American
  • 0.8% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.2% Asian
  • 1.9% two or more races
  • 0.3% other races

English is the first language of 92.2% of the households within the community. As many as 5.1% of the residents speak French. The ancestral breakdown of the community included the following:

  • 16.2% Sub-Saharan African
  • 14.6% African
  • 10.4% Haitian
  • 6.0% Jamaican
  • 1.5% Mexican

The average income per household was $43,800. Some of the common occupations held by the working residents include:

  • 19.1% administrative
  • 8.6% sales
  • 7.0% business
  • 6.6% food service
  • 5.8% education
  • 5.1% management
  • 5.3% social service
  • 4.6% healthcare support

Read more: A Brief History of Cheltenham, PA

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