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The Philadelphia City Planning Commission describes the boundaries of Burholme as: Cottman Avenue, NY Short Line Railroad, Rhawn Street, and Algon Avenue.

Residential Burholme appears to be approximately 80% twins (semi-attached).

Description [1]

Burholme with a population of 8,730 people is located in the Near Northeast adjacent to suburban Montgomery County.

To the west of the neighborhood is a large recreational space, known as Burholme Park. To the east, the Jardel Recreation Center and Northeast High School serve as landmarks in the community. Major arterials such as Cottman Avenue, Rising Sun Avenue, and Oxford Avenue, connect at the town center. This large and heavily traveled intersection is known as "Five Points."

The main organization in the community is the Burholme Civic Association, a well-organized and active group. The community also benefits from a strong local town watch group which also co-ordinates with other local town watch groups (i.e. Fox Chase and Lawncrest).

Historic Resources

Ryerss Mansion [2], circa 1859 (located in Burholme Park) – Descended from Robert Waln, a merchant, on his mother's side and Richard Waln on his father's, Joseph Waln Ryerss purchased the property and built his mansion in 1859. He named the country estate "Burholme" after the Waln ancestral seat in England. The house, sited on a hill, with a tree-lined avenue leading up to it, very much resembles an English country palace.

  1. Philadelphia Planning Commission, Fact Sheet, May 2005
  2. Nomination Document, U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, 1976

Nearby Neighborhoods

Street Names
Afton Street • Algon Avenue • Anita Drive • Bingham Street • Bleigh Avenue • Central Avneue • Claridge Street • Cottman Avenue • Disston Street • Dorcas Street • Dungan Road • Faunce Street • Friendship Street • Glencoe Street • Glenview Street • Hasbrook Avenue • Lawndale Avenue • Linda Place • Longshore Avenue • Lorna Drive • Montour Street • Napfle Avenue • Oakley Street • Oakmont Street • Oxford Avenue • Palmetto Street • Pennway Street • Princeton Avenue • Rhawn Street • Rising Sun Avenue • Rockwell Avenue • Ryers Avenue • Shelbourne Street • Shelmire Avenue • St Vincent Street • Tabor Avenue • Tudor Street • Tyson Avenue • Walter Street • Whitaker Avenue

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