Rhawnhurst, PA

Discover Rhawnhurst, PA: A Charming Residential Neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia

The Whistleblower Advocates: Proudly Serving Rhawnhurst, PA

At The Whistleblower Advocates, we are dedicated to serving the residents of Rhawnhurst, PA, with unwavering commitment to justice and integrity. Our firm specializes in protecting the rights of whistleblowers, ensuring that those who stand up against wrongdoing receive the legal support they deserve. We are honored to be a trusted resource for the vibrant and diverse community of Rhawnhurst.

A Glimpse into Rhawnhurst's History

Rhawnhurst is a residential neighborhood in the Northeast section of Philadelphia, named after George and William Rhawn by area real estate developers. This charming neighborhood is roughly bordered by Cottman Avenue to the south, Pennway Street to the west, Pennypack Creek to the north, and Roosevelt Boulevard to the east. The intersection of Castor Avenue and Rhawn Street marks the geographic center of Rhawnhurst.

Development and Growth

By 1940, development in Philadelphia had nearly reached Cottman Avenue, but much of the Northeast, including Rhawnhurst, remained farmland. The post-World War II baby boom spurred a significant demand for housing, leading to extensive development in Rhawnhurst during the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the neighborhood is characterized by its twin homes, ranchers, and duplexes, predominantly built by local home builder A.P. Orleans.

Transportation in Rhawnhurst

Rhawnhurst is well-connected through both private car and public transportation. Major roads include Cottman Avenue (PA 73), Bustleton Avenue (PA 532), Castor Avenue, Rhawn Street, and Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. 1). Notably, the intersection of Cottman Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard is one of the most dangerous in the city, prompting the installation of red light cameras to reduce traffic violations. Several SEPTA bus lines serve Rhawnhurst, offering convenient connections to the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line, and regional rail lines.

Infrastructure and Government Services

The United States Postal Service operates the Roosevelt Mall branch at 2311 Cottman Avenue, serving the 19152 ZIP code. Residents in the 19111 portion of Rhawnhurst receive mail from the Fox Chase post office at 7232 Rising Sun Avenue.

Education in Rhawnhurst

Rhawnhurst is home to several educational institutions operated by the School District of Philadelphia:

  • Farrell Elementary School: A K-8 school that opened in the 1960s during the development of Bell's Corner.
  • Rhawnhurst Elementary School: Serving the community since its opening in 1948.
  • Castor Gardens Middle School: Located just south of Cottman Avenue, this school serves students from Rhawnhurst Elementary.
  • Northeast High School: The local high school, established at its current location in 1957.

In addition to public schools, Rhawnhurst hosts Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic School, a parochial school operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Houses of Worship

Rhawnhurst is a diverse community with a variety of religious institutions, including:

  • Roman Catholic Churches: Resurrection and BVM.
  • Protestant Churches: Redemption Lutheran Church, Rhawnhurst Baptist Church, All Saints Episcopal Church, Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia First Church of the Nazarene, and Philadelphia Boulevard Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • Synagogues and Jewish Congregations: Ahavas Torah, Beth Medrash Harav, B'nai Israel – Ohev Zedek, The Lubavitcher Center, Mesillat Yesharim, and Congregation Dibrot Eliyahu.

Shopping and Commerce

Rhawnhurst features several shopping centers, including Bell's Corner Shopping Center, Cottman Bustleton Center, and Roosevelt Mall, which opened in 1964. Additionally, numerous smaller storefronts line Castor Avenue, Bustleton Avenue, and Cottman Avenue, offering a variety of retail and dining options.

Recreation in Rhawnhurst

Rhawnhurst boasts ample recreational opportunities:

  • Pennypack Park: One of the largest urban parks in the U.S., forming the northern border of the neighborhood.
  • Bradford Park: A smaller, popular dog park near Roosevelt Mall.
  • Pelbano Recreation Center: Known locally as "Solly," this playground is operated by the City of Philadelphia.
  • Northeast Regional Library: A valuable resource for the community.

The Whistleblower Advocates: Your Trusted Legal Partner

The Whistleblower Advocates are committed to serving the residents of Rhawnhurst, PA. Our experienced team provides expert legal counsel to whistleblowers, ensuring their rights are protected. Whether you are a long-time resident or new to the area, you can rely on us for dedicated support and legal expertise.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please visit our website or contact our Philadelphia office. We are here to serve you and the Rhawnhurst community with integrity and dedication.

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