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amother




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Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 11:20 am
hi looking for info about Overbrook Philadelphia .
house prices ( 4/5 BR) , kosher food, frum schools, shuls, how many frum ppl living there , what type , chassisim , litvish, chabad . and in general the quality of life there .
thanx
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amother




Navy


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 11:25 am
amother wrote:
hi looking for info about Overbrook Philadelphia .
house prices ( 4/5 BR) , kosher food, frum schools, shuls, how many frum ppl living there , what type , chassisim , litvish, chabad . and in general the quality of life there .
thanx


Do you actually mean Overbrook? As in "In West Philadelphia born and raised ...."?

The last Jew there was probably my father, and that's 20 years ago at this point. There hasn't been a Jewish community there since the early 60s, at the latest.
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mumof4kah




 
 
 


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 11:34 am
I probably got the name wrong , the place where the supermarket house of kosher is please .
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amother




Chartreuse


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 11:37 am
The Philly yeshiva is in Overbrook....
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amother




Navy


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 11:48 am
amother wrote:
The Philly yeshiva is in Overbrook....


I believe that would be considered Overbrook Farms.

This is Overbrook Farms


Picture resized

This is Overbrook

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amother




Chartreuse


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 11:52 am
amother wrote:
I believe that would be considered Overbrook Farms.

This is Overbrook Farms


Picture resized

This is Overbrook



I had no idea there was a difference! Interesting. I guess no one adds the farms part when they say where they live. I have a bunch of friends that lives by drexel and they call it overbrook.

OP, unless your part of the Yeshiva I wouldn't recommend moving there. Lower Merion sounds like a better fit.
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mumof4kah




 
 
 


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 11:53 am
I like the first pic !
so.... any info regarding kosher , ppl , shuls , housing ?
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amother




Navy


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 12:01 pm
mumof4kah wrote:
I like the first pic !
so.... any info regarding kosher , ppl , shuls , housing ?


But the supermarket you mention is in the Northeast (not sure what section it would be called), which is the other side of the city. Maybe start a new thread.

Good luck.
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mumof4kah




 
 
 


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 1:31 pm
this is indeed confusing .. I think I'll stay in brooklyn Smile
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Lady A




 
 
 


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 1:55 pm
Overbook Park has always had a frum population here. It is steadily becoming more Chabad. There is a Lubavitch shul, an MO shul, several supermarkets with kosher delis and bakeries. There is a Chabad cheder, a yeshivish elementary school in Northeast Philly and a mainstream Orthodox school in the suburbs. Overbrook Park is picking up in popularity with some New York crowds. Cheap real estate and growing Lubavitch population.
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Lady A




 
 
 


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 1:58 pm
The House of Kosher is currently trying to move over to our area (Western suburbs). Many of us make the trip once a week to H.O.K because of the variety of foods there. We also have a beis Yaakov-type high school for girls and an all boys main stream high school for boys.
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amother




Lemon


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 4:21 pm
Overbrook Park is the name of the area that is experiencing a frum renewal of late. 3-4 bedroom townhomes (called row homes in Philly) are selling for between $150,000 to $200,000. front yard, some with back yards, too. the more expensive ones have been renovated (flipped), which is a very popular thing for this neighborhood. Most of the 18-20 new families are Chabad. Within close walking distance is a Chabad shul and a mainstream/MO shul. Pizza, bakery and bagels are in Overbrook Park. Overbrook Park is part of the city of Philadelphia--and one big benefit is a tuition break at the frum schools for Philly residents. Across the closeby county line, into the suburbs, is Wynnewood, where the homes are single homes or 2 family homes (twins), ranging from $350,000 to $500,000. No Philly tuition break, either. A close 10 minute drive gets you to Bala Cynwyd and Lower Merion--which is walkable in about 45 minutes. That's where the bulk of frum Jews live. expensive real estate. beautiful area, though, if you can afford it. Several restaurants, supermarket, kollel are in that area. also mikveh is in Bala. Overbrook Park is a phenomenal place for people looking for a heimish, supportive community, with very reasonable real estate. Come join us!!
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amother




Lemon


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 4:24 pm
also--in the first photo of Overbrook Farms--there are very, very large homes (5-8 bedrooms) for a fraction of what it would cost in the suburbs. it's an historic neighborhood, built around 100 years ago majestic, well-kept homes. and only 5 minute walk from Overbrook Park. Philly Yeshiva is a few more blocks further.
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amother




Navy


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 5:20 pm
amother wrote:
Overbrook Park is the name of the area that is experiencing a frum renewal of late. 3-4 bedroom townhomes (called row homes in Philly) are selling for between $150,000 to $200,000. front yard, some with back yards, too. the more expensive ones have been renovated (flipped), which is a very popular thing for this neighborhood. Most of the 18-20 new families are Chabad. Within close walking distance is a Chabad shul and a mainstream/MO shul. Pizza, bakery and bagels are in Overbrook Park. Overbrook Park is part of the city of Philadelphia--and one big benefit is a tuition break at the frum schools for Philly residents. Across the closeby county line, into the suburbs, is Wynnewood, where the homes are single homes or 2 family homes (twins), ranging from $350,000 to $500,000. No Philly tuition break, either. A close 10 minute drive gets you to Bala Cynwyd and Lower Merion--which is walkable in about 45 minutes. That's where the bulk of frum Jews live. expensive real estate. beautiful area, though, if you can afford it. Several restaurants, supermarket, kollel are in that area. also mikveh is in Bala. Overbrook Park is a phenomenal place for people looking for a heimish, supportive community, with very reasonable real estate. Come join us!!


I no longer live in Philly, so that's interesting to me.

Overbrook Park was largely Jewish when I was a kid, back on the paleolithic era, and the houses are virtual doppelgangers for the house I grew up in. Tiny bathrooms, but eat in kitchens. Glad to hear its having a resurgence.
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amother




Navy


Post  Wed, Jan 23 2019, 5:22 pm
mumof4kah wrote:
this is indeed confusing .. I think I'll stay in brooklyn Smile


Brooklyn is a lot more confusing than Philly.
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