Rhawnhurst is a residential neighborhood in the Northeast named for George and William Rhawn by area real estate developers. Roughly bordered by Cottman Avenue to the south, Pennway Street to the west, the Pennypack Creek to the north, and Roosevelt Boulevard to the east, Rhawnhurst encompasses zip codes 19152 and part of zip code 19111. The geographic center of Rhawnhurst is at the intersection of Castor Avenue and Rhawn Street.
The two major modes of transportation in Rhawnhurst are private car and public transportation. Major roads include Cottman Avenue (PA 73), Bustleton Avenue (PA 532), Castor Avenue, Rhawn Street, and the Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. 1). Several SEPTA bus lines serve Rhawnhurst, with connections to the Market-Frankford Lineelevated train (the “El”), the Broad Street Subway, and regional rail lines.
The major recreation attraction in Rhawnhurst is Pennypack Park, one of the largest urban parks in the U.S., and the northern border of the neighborhood. Bradford Park, a smaller park popular as a dog park is located near the Roosevelt Mall.
Read what some current residents have to say about the area here: https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/n/rhawnhurst-philadelphia-pa/#reviews
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