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Parkside Borough

Parkside Borough municipal offices are located at 22 East Elbon Road, Parkside, PA 19015; phone: 610-876-3659.

Parkside [1], one of the smallest municipalities in Delaware County, has a very livable quality and a strong community pride in its friendly "small town" character. Predominantly residential, the Borough was almost completely developed in a relatively short time—a 25-year span from around 1910 to 1935. This short, early-to-mid 20th century development period helps explain the shared architectural characteristics of the many blocks of single and twin homes. There is a range of architectural styles with a predominance of frame Victorians, Bungalows, and brick Ranch homes. They share many other community characteristics such as scale, block size, setback, and porches.

Pedestrian orientation is a prime ingredient of Parkside, encouraging social interaction. The tree-lined sidewalks, front-facing entrances, open front porches, and the human scale of the homes all contribute to the Borough's friendly and intimate character. Parkside's strong neighborhood vitality is evidenced by people of all ages conducting the daily business of their lives—walking, doing yard work, pushing carriages, and playing and socializing in the business district, which appears to be the hub of Borough activity. In Parkside, one has a sense of being in a thriving, safe, and comfortable community.

  1. Delaware County Pennsylvania Planning Department, Brookhaven, Parkside and Upland Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan, 2009,, accessed March, 2016.
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