Spruce Hill & Cedar Park — West Philadelphia
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) recently unveiled a new two-year campaign to promote fourteen different Philadelphia neighborhoods that are outside the typical Center City area. Since late December I’ve been working on several videos for this series. This video is a neighborhood tour of two adjacent West Philadelphia neighborhoods: Spruce Hill & Cedar Park. Independent filmmaker Lindsey Martin, a resident of the Spruce Hill & Cedar Park area, guides the viewer on the tour of both neighborhoods that run along Baltimore Avenue. Spruce Hill sits between Market Street to the north, Woodland Avenue to the south, 38th Street to the east, and 46th Street to the west. Clark Park can be found in the center of the Spruce Hill, and is home to the famous Clark Park Farmers Market. Just a little further out Baltimore Avenue, Cedar Park is bound on the east by 46th Street, on the west by 52nd Street, on the north by Larchwood Street, and on the south by Kingsessing Avenue. Both neighborhoods are multi-ethnic with diverse food choices ranging from Southeast Asian to East African and Mediterranean. In addition, bikes seem to rule this part of the city, as two-wheeled transit is one of the most preferred way to get around. If you check out Spruce Hill & Cedar Park, don’t forget to try a local beer at Dock Street Brewery.
To find out more about the GPTMC Philadelphia Neighborhoods campaign or Philly neighborhoods in general, check out: visitphilly.com/philadelphia-neighborhoods/ or check out this Philadelphia Inquirer article about the Philadelphia Neighborhood campaign. Additionally, to see all of the videos in the Philadelphia Neighborhood campaign, click here. Just be sure to click “1080 HD” in the YouTube quality settings to watch all the videos in high definition.
I’ll be posting more Philadelphia Neighborhood videos soon — stay tuned.