Northeast Philadelphia is one of the most populated sections of Philadelphia, housing around 500,000 people — nearly one-third of the entire population of Philadelphia. It’s so big that the Philadelphia City Planning Commission splits it up into two parts — Near and Far Northeast.
Northeast Philadelphia is bounded by the Delaware River to the east, Montgomery County to the west, Bucks County to the north, and Frankford Creek to the south. Near Northeast, also known as Lower Northeast, is closer to Center City, while Far Northeast sits in the upper right corner.
Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Northeast Philadelphia include Burholme, Bustleton, Castor Gardens, Fox Chase, Frankford, Holmesburg, Lawncrest, Mayfair, Modena Park, Morrell Park, Northwood, Oxford Circle, Parkwood, Somerton, Tacony, Rhawnhurst, and more.
If you’re looking for things to do in the Northeast Philadelphia community, you can visit Benjamin Rush State Park, Pennypack Park, John F Byrne Golf Club, Sesame Place Theme Park, Palace Roller Skating Center, Ryerss Museum, the Northeast Racquet Club, and much more!