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      Olney / Olney – Oak Lane

      Olney is roughly bounded by Roosevelt Boulevard to the south, Tacony Creek to the east, Godfrey Avenue to the north, and the railroad right-of-way west of Seventh Street to the west.

      Although Olney is primarily a quiet residential neighborhood, portions do serve as major commercial centers for many surrounding groups. 5th Street has a Korean-American business district in the vicinity of Olney Avenue, and Hispanic businesses flourish in the southern reaches of the neighborhood.

      Fisher Park is a 23-acre public park which was laid out and owned by Joseph Wharton, founder of Swarthmore College and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. It was donated to the city by Joseph in 1908 as a “Christmas gift” to Philadelphia.  Fisher Park has a football field, basketball and tennis courts, and a wooded hiking area.


      Many residents feel a revitalization happening in Olney.   Here is an article that speaks to that topic a bit more:

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