Somerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Somerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Somerton is located in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The neighborhood is generally bound by Tomlinson 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. Somerton is adjacent to the Philadelphia neighborhoods of Bustleton, Normandy, and Byberry, the townships of Bensalem and Lower Southampton in Bucks County, and Lower Moreland Township in Montgomery County. The area is home to a large and fast-growing foreign-born population, most notably of Russian and Indian immigrants.

Londontown is a small section of Somerton between the train tracks on Southampton Road and Carter Road.

Tudor Village is a subsection of the neighborhood, comprised of the houses on the western side of Southampton Road above the train tracks and below Worthington Road. Most of the houses were constructed by an Estonian man named Uno Kallaste, who left a street bearing his surname. Streets in Tudor Village bear the names of his family members, notably Ina (pronounced EE-na) Drive named after Uno's wife.

Somerton is home to Philadelphia's Somerton Tank Farms, an experiment in Urban Farming.

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball", is from Somerton.

External links

* [http://www.somerton.net/ Somerton.Net Association]


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