Northeast Philadelpia is a more residential area of the city, although it is home to burgeoning Russian, Brazilian, and Indian communities and restaurants. Northeast Philly is home to Franklin Mills Mall, claimed to be the most visited attraction in Pennsylvania.


The Northeast is notable for bargain shopping, Northeast Philadelphia is home to Franklin Mills Mall, with many popular brands having large outlet stores there.

The Far Northeast is the farthest north you can get in Philadelphia without leaving the city. This section is mostly residential and somewhat suburban in character, with some light industrial parks. The lower portion of the Northeast tends to have a more dense, urban feel. The Pennypack portions of Fairmount Park run through the Northeast and the Far Northeast.

Port Richmond is largely populated by people of Polish and Irish decent. Known for various Polish businesses as well as restaurants. This section of the city is known for its authentic Polish cuisine. Many different grade schools, public and parochial, are in Port Richmond. This area of the city is very convenient to Center City, Olde City, South Philly, the Northeast, as well as New Jersey via the Betsy Ross Bridge. Access to the El as well as the trolley and bus routes also make this area a great place to live and commute to different areas of the city. Affordable housing is also a perk of the Port Richmond area. This neighborhood is made up of mostly row homes and various types of apartments. Many businesses thrive along Aramingo Ave, which is a heavy populated avenue in this neighborhood.

Lawndale is a diverse, residential neighborhood located between Cottman Avenue and Rising Sun Avenue/Roosevelt Boulevard.

Get in

By train

Heading eastbound on the Market-Frankford Line, Church station through the Frankford Transportation Center are all located in the Northeast (or a more liberal definition of the Northeast may claim as far west as Girard station to be in the Northeast). SEPTA's Trenton Line, West Trenton Line, and Fox Chase Line trains have stops in the Northeast as well.

By car

Easily accessible via I-95 (Exit's 27 though 35), Route 1, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Neshaminy exit). This is also a good part of the city to have a car, since distances are greater, and on-street parking in greater supply.

By plane

Philadelphia Northeast Airport (PNE) is Pennsylvania's sixth busiest airport, providing U.S. Customs, Immigrations and United States Department of Agriculture services to corporate international travelmore casual visitors can arrive this way only if they are lucky enough to have their own aircraft! The Airport averages 215-based aircraft,dominated by single engine aircraft, plus twins, jets, turboprops and helicopters.

By bus

An abundance of SEPTA buses serve the Northeast.

By boat

There are a few boat ramps along the Delaware river. The gates are often closed at 10:30 by police, check online for times.

Linden Ave




Frankford Ave and Torresdale Ave are the two main shopping streets in lower Northeast Philly. Northeast Philadelphia is also home to one of the Philadelphia's regions largest outlet malls, Franklin Mills. There also two other malls in Bucks County (outside the City of Philadelphia) about ten to twenty minutes awaythe Neshaminy Mall and Oxford Valley Mall.


Now Philadelphia was not named one on the fattest cities in the country for no reason! In Philadelphia there is always a place to eat and go to to have a good time! The Northeast has lots to choose from! From Dave and Busters, Nifty Fiftys, Texas Roadhouse and Chickees and Petes you will never leave the Far Northeast Hungry. Do not forget to grab a Philadelphia Soft Pretzel, Rita's Water Ice, and Cheese Steak as well as stopping by a Wa-Wa and grabbing a Tastykake.


The normal bar in Northeast Philadelphia are corner pubs, holding about 100 people. The area around Cottman and Frankford Ave. have a large selection of bar's to choose from, with reasonable beer specials (just ask the bartender). Few have a cover charge of $3 to $5 if a band is playing, don't be embarrassed to turn it down and go to a different place.

Go next

Routes through Northeast Philadelphia (by subway)

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Routes through Northeast Philadelphia (by commuter rail)

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