South Philadelphia West is a neighborhood in Philadelphia located near the Delaware River. It's bordered on the west by the Schuylkill River, which feeds into the Delaware River. Major roads in the area include the Delaware Expressway, Schuylkill Expressway and Broad Street. South Philadelphia West residents have access to both train and bus lines, which transport them to locations throughout the city.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park is located in the southeast corner of the neighborhood and is home to several community features. FDR Golf Club attracts golfers in the area and First Tee of Greater Philadelphia trains young athletes.
The American Swedish Historical Museum is also located in the park. Founded in 1926, the museum is the oldest Swedish museum in the U.S. Exhibits celebrate Swedish culture and include a look into Swedish authors, textiles, prints and more.
The diverse culture of South Philadelphia West is apparent in its restaurants. Residents can indulge in a variety of cuisines, including Middle Eastern, Italian and Japanese. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto owns a restaurant in South Philadelphia West called Morimoto. There you will dine on exquisite sushi and fabulous Japanese favorites.
An outdoor strip mall sits in the center of the neighborhood and features several chain shops. Stores are also scattered throughout South Philadelphia West.