Bustleton, PA

Welcome to Bustleton, PA: A Vibrant Neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia

The Whistleblower Advocates: Proudly Serving Bustleton, PA

At The Whistleblower Advocates, we are dedicated to providing exceptional legal support to the residents of Bustleton, PA. As a prominent neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, Bustleton boasts a rich history and a diverse community. Our law firm is honored to serve the residents of Bustleton, ensuring that those who stand up against injustice are protected and supported.

Exploring Bustleton

Bustleton is a neighborhood located in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is bounded by Roosevelt Boulevard to the east, the city boundary to the west, Red Lion Road to the north, and Pennypack Park to the south. The neighborhood is centered at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Bustleton Avenue (PA-532) and is entirely encompassed within the 19115 postal ZIP code.

A Rich Historical Background

In the early history of Philadelphia, Bustleton was centered around the Bustleton Tavern, a local bar established before the American Revolution. The area served as a significant trading center, attracting farmers who brought goods for sale via horse and buggy. Pennypack Park, now part of the Fairmount Park system, was once the site of numerous mills and industrial activity. The old Paul's Run waterway provided navigation from the Bustleton Tavern to the Delaware River, playing a crucial role in local commerce.

Originally part of Lower Dublin Township, Bustleton was incorporated into the City of Philadelphia following the Act of Consolidation in 1854.

Historical Landmarks and Institutions

  • Lower Dublin Baptist Church: One of the oldest churches in America, with a burial ground containing the remains of notable Americans and Revolutionary War soldiers.
  • Protestant Episcopal Church of Saint Luke The Beloved Physician: Designed by architect Richard Upjohn, this church on Welsh Road has a burial ground for veterans from the Civil War to the present. It was consecrated in 1861.
  • Church of Maternity, Blessed Virgin Mary: Established in 1870, this Roman Catholic Church on Old Bustleton Avenue served as a mother church for many parishes in Northeast Philadelphia. Saint Katherine Drexel attended Mass here.

Education and Community

One of the early schools in the area was Bustleton Academy, also known as The Academy at Bustleton. Today, Bustleton is primarily a residential community with major commercial areas along Roosevelt Boulevard, Bustleton Avenue, Grant Avenue, and Red Lion Road.


Bustleton is home to an increasingly diverse population, with significant numbers of immigrants from Russia, Ukraine, and other former Soviet republics. According to the 2000 US Census, Bustleton had a population of 31,853, with a median age of 46.8 years, reflecting a large concentration of older citizens. Whites made up 87.1% of the population, while blacks were 3.5%, and Asians were 7.0%, with a significant Indian-American presence. Nearly one-third of residents spoke a foreign language at home.

Economic and Social Profile

Economically, Bustleton had a per capita income of $21,540 in 2000, comparable to the national average, with less than 10% of residents below the poverty level. Four out of five adults were high school graduates, and one in four held at least a bachelor's degree. Bustleton is also home to many of Philadelphia's police officers and firefighters.


Bustleton is well-served by public transportation, with several SEPTA bus routes (19, 58, 67, 88) and nearby regional rail lines (West Trenton Line and Fox Chase Line). Major roads include Welsh Road, Verree Road, Red Lion Road (PA 63), Bustleton Avenue (PA 532), Grant Avenue, Krewstown Road, and Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. 1). Notably, the intersections of Roosevelt Boulevard at Grant Avenue and Red Lion Road are among the most dangerous in the United States, leading to the installation of red-light cameras to improve safety.

Serving the Bustleton Community with Integrity

The Whistleblower Advocates are proud to serve the residents of Bustleton, PA. We are committed to upholding justice and providing robust legal support to whistleblowers in this vibrant community. If you need expert legal counsel, our team is here to help, ensuring that integrity and fairness prevail in Bustleton and beyond.

The Whistleblower Advocates - Philadelphia Office

123 S Broad St #1950-B
Philadelphia, PA 19109

Phone: (833) 310-3147

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We serve clients throughout the Delaware Valley including, but not limited to, those in the following localities: Pennsylvania including Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia.

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