Somerton, PA

Welcome to Somerton, PA: A Vibrant Neighborhood in Far Northeast Philadelphia

The Whistleblower Advocates: Proudly Serving Somerton, PA

At The Whistleblower Advocates, we are committed to providing exceptional legal support to the residents of Somerton, PA. As a neighborhood nestled in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia, Somerton boasts a rich history and a diverse, growing community. Our law firm is dedicated to protecting and supporting those who stand up against wrongdoing, and we are honored to serve the residents of this unique and dynamic area.

Exploring Somerton

Somerton is a neighborhood bounded by Red Lion Road to the south, Roosevelt Boulevard to the east, East County Line Road and Poquessing Creek to the north, and the Philadelphia County/Montgomery County line to the west. It is adjacent to the Philadelphia neighborhoods of Bustleton, Normandy, and Byberry, and it borders the townships of Bensalem and Lower Southampton in Bucks County, as well as Lower Moreland Township in Montgomery County.

A Historical Perspective

Originally known as Smithfield, Somerton has a rich history dating back to when it was a village in Moreland Township. The area was renamed in honor of Jacob Sommer, whose family resided in the area for four generations. By the 1850s, maps solely identified the area as Somerton, reflecting its established identity.

Neighborhoods and Subdivisions

Somerton features a variety of neighborhoods and subdivisions, each with its unique character:

  • Old Somerton: Located north of Byberry Road, this area is known for its large pre-1900 homes and newer mid-sized residences.
  • Londontown: A small section between the Short Line train tracks on Southampton Road and Carter Road.
  • Tudor Village: West of Southampton Road, this area features homes constructed by an Estonian builder, Uno Kallaste, who left a legacy of streets named after his family.
  • Lumar Park: Located one mile south of Somerton, this area was developed in the early 1950s.
  • Brentwood and Lorraine Gardens: Built in the late 1950s and early 1960s, these neighborhoods offer a variety of housing options.
  • Westwood and Philmont Heights: Developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, these areas provided modern housing solutions.
  • Camelot and Georgetown: Known for their spacious homes, these subdivisions were developed in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Timberwalk: Built in 1986, this neighborhood is located east of George Washington High School.

A Hub of Diversity

Somerton is home to a large and rapidly growing foreign-born population, including significant numbers of Russian, Ukrainian, Indian, and Central Asian immigrants. This cultural diversity enriches the community and contributes to the vibrant local atmosphere.

Community Resources and Landmarks

  • Somerton Postal Store: Located at 669 Hendrix Street, this facility serves the local postal needs, while mail for the 19116 ZIP code is handled by the Bustleton Post Office.
  • Philadelphia's Somerton Tank Farms: An experiment in urban farming, these tanks were built in the mid-1950s.
  • Philadelphia State Hospital: Located at the northwestern corner of Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road, this facility was decommissioned in the late 1980s through the 1990s.


The School District of Philadelphia operates several schools in the Somerton area, providing quality education to the neighborhood's youth.

Notable Residents

Somerton has been home to several notable individuals, including:

  • William Cooper: A judge and the father of famous author James Fenimore Cooper.
  • Chris Matthews: A well-known television personality and former host of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews.
  • Robert Moffit: An analyst at The Heritage Foundation.
  • Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz: A New York Times best-selling non-fiction writer and poet.

Serving the Community with Integrity

The Whistleblower Advocates are proud to serve the residents of Somerton, 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 Somerton 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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