Academy Gardens is a residential neighborhood of detached singles and twin townhomes built primarily beginning circa 1949 through the 1960s. Development of the area began in earnest post World War II and catered to veterans looking to purchase inexpensive "starter homes." Many of the homes have been expanded over the decades. Currently homes range from approximately 1,000 to more than 3,000 sqft. of interior living space.
The neighborhood is generally bounded by Grant Avenue, the John Byrne Golf Club, Holme Avenue and Pennypack Park.
Academy Gardens is alternatively considered to be part of the Torresdale neighborhood whose boundaries overlap and contain it.
Academy Road • Andover Road • Annapolis Road • Arlan Street • Aubrey Avenue • Brookdale Road • Campus Lane • Cloverly Road • Convent Avenue • Eden Street • Exeter Road • Fitler Street • Fordham Road • Grant Avenue • Holyoke Road • Horatio Road • Kirkwood Road • Lavender Street • Legion Street • Outlook Avenue • Pilgrim Lane • Primrose Road • Puritan Road • Treaty Road • Tremont Street • Wesleyan Road • Willets Road • Woodenbridge Road
Models / Floorplans: Avalon, Gateway, Margate, River Club, Riverwalk