Overbrook is a term commonly used to refer both to a specific neighborhood and a larger area of West Philadelphia near City Avenue and the Montgomery and Delaware County borders. When the term is used by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) it generally encompasses several neighborhoods including Greenhill Farms, Overbrook, Overbrook Farms and Overbrook Park.
The Overbrook neighborhood was developed between 1920 and 1960. Overbrook is a large neighborhood spanning from 56th Street to 68th Street (east to west) and Lancaster Avenue to Lansdowne (east of 63rd Street) and south to Arch Street (west of 63rd Street.) Overbrook West Neighbors (OWN) serves the residents of the eastern section of Overbrook. Our geographic boundaries are 56th Street (east) to 63rd Street (west), Lancaster Avenue (north) to Lansdowne Avenue (south).
Throughout this section of our website, you will find information regarding the people, places, businesses and institutions that make Overbrook a special place to live, learn, work and play. We hope you will come to know our community as an inviting place to visit and stay. Come join us and learn why We Are #OverbrookProud!