West Oak Lane, PA

Discover West Oak Lane, PA: A Historic and Vibrant Community in Northwest Philadelphia

Welcome to West Oak Lane, PA, a thriving neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia. The Whistleblower Advocates are proud to serve the residents of West Oak Lane, providing dedicated legal support to those who courageously stand against fraud, corruption, and injustice.

A Neighborhood Rich in History and Culture

West Oak Lane began its development between the early 1920s and late 1930s, with additional construction near Cedarbrook occurring post-World War II. Historically, this area was home to the Cedar Park Inn, a notable early 19th-century tavern located at the northeast corner of Limekiln Pike and Washington Lane, which was demolished in the 1930s as the neighborhood expanded.

Originally a predominantly Caucasian community, West Oak Lane transformed into a vibrant middle-class African American neighborhood by the mid-1960s. This demographic shift has enriched the cultural fabric of the area, making it one of Philadelphia’s dynamic and diverse communities.

Distinctive Architecture and Green Spaces

West Oak Lane is distinguished by its unique architecture and tree-lined streets. The neighborhood features larger, sometimes detached houses with small yards, contributing to its suburban feel within an urban setting. Home prices have seen significant growth over the years, with the median home sale price rising from $113,200 in 2005 to $122,941 in 2015.

Education and Historic Sites

The School District of Philadelphia oversees public education in West Oak Lane. Several schools, including the Samuel W. Pennypacker School, William Rowen School, and Gen. Louis Wagner Junior High School, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The area also hosts Hope Charter School, Prince Hall Elementary School, and West Oak Lane Charter School. La Salle University, a prominent educational institution, extends its campus to the border of West Oak Lane, Ogontz, and Germantown.

Historic Landmarks and Recreational Facilities

West Oak Lane is home to the Philadelphia National Cemetery and Ogontz Hall, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Erny Field, a notable baseball field, has hosted games for Temple University, Arcadia University, and various high school championships.

Robust Transportation Network

West Oak Lane benefits from a well-developed transportation network. SEPTA’s Route 6, once a popular trolley line to Willow Grove Amusement Park, now operates as a bus route, connecting the Olney Transportation Center to the Cheltenham and Ogontz Loop. Additional bus routes, including Routes 16, 22, 80 Express, H, XH, K, and 55, provide extensive connectivity within and beyond the neighborhood.

Shopping and Commerce

The neighborhood’s main commercial areas are located along Stenton and Ogontz Avenues. Ogontz Avenue, the central business strip, runs north and northwest, ending at Cheltenham Mall. Cedarbrook Plaza mall, just a five-minute drive or bus ride away, offers additional shopping options for residents.

Demographics and Community Life

According to 2013 data from Citydata.com, West Oak Lane is home to 42,390 residents, with a population density of 24,517 people per square mile. The community has a lower income than 62.8% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with an average household income of $41,275. Despite economic challenges, the area boasts a strong sense of community, with 31.4% of residents employed in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The neighborhood's demographics reflect a diverse population, with 6.2% of residents born in foreign countries. West Oak Lane's households are diverse, including married couples, single-parent families, and individuals who have never been married.

The Whistleblower Advocates: Serving West Oak Lane with Integrity

The Whistleblower Advocates are dedicated to supporting the residents of West Oak Lane. Our experienced legal team is committed to protecting whistleblowers and ensuring justice is served. We are proud to be part of this historic and vibrant community, offering our services to those who need them most.

Whether you are a long-time resident or new to West Oak Lane, The Whistleblower Advocates are here to stand by your side, providing the legal expertise and support you deserve. Together, we can uphold the values of integrity and fairness in our community.

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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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