Somerton-Philadelphia, PA United States – OU Communities

About this community

Welcome to Somerton! Our beautiful community situated within Greater Philadelphia enjoys all the amenities of big city life–convenient and varied shopping and activities, a vibrant job market–while benefiting from a calming suburban feel. There’s plenty of space to live, breathe, and relax, lush grass and trees, and driving without aggravating traffic.

Our location is unbeatable–we are under 2 hours from Monsey, 90 minutes to NYC, an hour to Lakewood and 2 hours to Baltimore. and other areas. Commuting with public transportation is easy, and a local train station provides regular service to Center City.

Buy a house for $250K-$350K with 3-5 bedrooms (there are also home with 6+ bedroom!); rent a spacious apartment for $900/month. Property taxes are about $2,400 a year. There’s something within a shul’s walk for everyone.

Somerton provides easy access to employment within Philadelphia, NY and NJ. Our dedicated community members can help you find the right job! Local medical care is top-notch, with numerous outstanding clinics, urgent care facilities, and the excellent Children’s Hospital. With Philly’s historical downtown, museums, park system, zoo and more, there’s tons of recreation for the whole family.

Somerton boasts several Orthodox shuls, a beautiful brand new mikvah, and a full-service kosher supermarket complete with take-out, sushi, and a pizzeria inside. We have many options for Orthodox schooling at all academic levels, which all benefit from generous tuition subsidies due to Pennsylvania’s Private School Tax Credits.

We are a community of chessed, where everyone makes a difference. Come check out Somerton!

INCENTIVES:
Job Placement Assistance
PA State Tax Tuition Subsidies

AMENITIES:
• Affordable Apartment Rentals
• Affordable Homes/Co-ops
• Eruv
• Job Opportunities
• Kollel
• Kosher Food Availability
• Kosher Dining
• Low Taxes
• Mikvah
• Retirement/Senior Living
• Yeshiva Elementary Day School
• Yeshiva High School
• Boys’ and Girls’ Camps/ Orthodox Branch of Boy Scouts
• Hatzolah (of Philadephia) and Chaveirim services

Participated in Fair 2019,

Synagogues

Congregation Raim Ahuvim 5854 Drexel Road
Philadelphia, PA, 19131
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Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 206
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
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OU-JLIC at Drexel University Hillel at Drexel University Paul Peck Problem Solving & Research Building 3rd Floor 101 N. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
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OU-JLIC at University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Hillel-215 S 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Mikvaot

Congregation Raim Ahuvim Mikvah 5854 Drexel Road
Philadelphia, PA, 19131
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Schools

Politz Hebrew Academy 9225 Old Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19115
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Mesivta Bais Dovid 31 Maple Avenue
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002
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Politz Day School 720 Cooper Landing Road
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002
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Abrams Hebrew Academy 31 West College Avenue
Yardley, PA, 19067
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Kosloff Torah Academy High School for Girls 50 Montgomery Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004
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The Mesivta High School of Greater Philadelphia 314 Levering Mill Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004
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Kohelet Yeshiva High School and Middle School 223 North Highland Avenue
Merion Station, PA, 19066
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Gan Chabad Preschool 625 Montgomery Avenue
Merion Station, PA, 19066
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Kohelet Yeshiva Lab School 612 Montgomery Avenue
Narberth, PA, 19072
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Talmudical Yeshiva 6063 Drexel Road
Philadelphia, PA, 19131
Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia 742 Argyle Rd
Wynnewood, PA, 19096
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Cheder Chabad Philadelphia 276 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010
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NCSY

Somerton/Philadelphia is served by an active Philadelphia NCSY chapter, headed by
Yitz Levi (), which runs public school clubs and social events for Jewish teens from all backgrounds. 410-358-6279 Visit Web Site

Yachad

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