Olney is a neighborhood in north Philadelphia located between North Broad Street and Roosevelt Boulevard. There are a couple train lines in the vicinity: one that cuts through Olney and one that borders it to the west. Bus stops dot the neighborhood and act as another option for public transportation. However, most locals rely on vehicles to travel around the area.
This diverse residential community has a strong Korean population, which is noticeable in the shops and businesses there. Philadelphia residents looking for authentic Korean eateries head north to Olney.
The variety of parks and green space is a major feature of Olney. Though temperatures do drop in the winter, residents still enjoy these spots when temperatures are warmer. The entire eastern border of Olney is created by Tacony Creek and its surrounding parks. Residents can enjoy a stroll near the water, go on a picnic with friends or bring their dog for a walk.
The Olney Plaza Shopping Center is an outdoor strip mall that houses a variety of stores. Residents stop by to complete their shopping or travel to other areas of the neighborhood to visit individual stores.
There are public, private and charter schools in Olney that are perfect for families with kids of all ages and abilities.