Ah, the El. Technically named the Market-Frankford Line, this 13.6-mile-long rapid transit line is SEPTA’s busiest, stretching from 69th Street Station in Upper Darby to Center City, then shooting up toward Frankford Transportation Center. Its nickname “the El” comes from the fact that portions of the line are elevated.
But what does it cost to live along the line? Depends where you look. A recent report by Econsult Solutions found that housing values in certain neighborhoods along the El—think University City, Center City, Fishtown, and Kensington—have skyrocketed in recent years. Yet other neighborhoods near major transportation hubs like 69th Street and Frankford haven’t experienced the same jump in prices.
For a glimpse into the housing market along the El, take a look at these 15 homes. They’re all located just a few minutes away—or in some cases, one block over—from a station on the Market-Frankford Line.Read More