Be sure to stop by our Sunday December 6 Open House at 907 Morgan Avenue in the Aronimink section of Drexel Hill Upper Darby PA this Sunday from 12:00- 2:00 to get a better feel for the area! Classic Spanish 4BR/1.5BA Spanish Colonial. Only 4 Blocks to the Trolley!
In the western portion of Upper Darby Township, the Aronimink section is one of the earliest local developments in Drexel Hill.
The Aronimink section originally was named after the Aronimink golf club. The Aronimink Golf Club (for complete club history, be sure to check out their site's history page) was originally founded in 1896 in southwest Philadelphia and was named either from a alternative spelling of the Indian Chief who had lived in the original clubhouse or after another Indian word. Quickly outgrowing its original site, the club moved in 1907 to a second location in Philadelphia and as it continued to grow it moved to Upper Darby Township in 1913 to 100 acres on a portion of the original Garrett Farm.
As the club grew into its new location, developers began to provide housing adjacent to the course. The Aronimink Golf Estates grew on the area toward the north and the entire area to the north of the original site is now considered Aronimink. By 1926, the club had again outgrown its facilities and moved to 300 acres obtained in Newtown Square. The original site has since been redeveloped as the Drexelbrook Rental Apartment Community and the entire area has been developed into a mostly residential area with a commercial area centered on Burmont as the Aronimink Station Business District.
Today, Aronimink is generally considered the area north of Drexelbrook, south of Township Line Road, and west of Concord Av, although portions of several other developments are also included in this area. The community contains a variety of homes from small apartments to twins to all sizes of single family homes. It continues to be a popular area for both those working in Delaware County and those commuting to Philadelphia. It is conveniently served by the SEPTA 101 Trolley with three area stops at the Aronimink Station (Burmont Rd), the Anderson Ave Station, and Drexelbrook Station (Wildell Rd).
Real estate pricing and activity has held up reasonably well in the immediate area. Today, there are 31 properties on the market with an average list price of $268,000 and an additional 4 properties currently under contract averaging $369,000. In 2009 year to date, 21 properties have sold for an average final price of $245,000. Although down, this has held up better than we have seen in many areas. Activity and pricing peaked with 53 sales averaging $270,000 in 2005. Since then, there have been 43 sales at an average price of $255,000 in 2006, in 2007 - 36 sales at $270,000, and in 2008 - 38 sales averaging $261,000.
Overall, the Aronimink section of Drexel Hill continues to be one of the prime Philadelphia suburban Delaware County communities. It offers immediate access to Route 1 and I-495 / I-95 to the west, quick access to I-76 north on Township Line Rd, close proximity to much of the Main Line, and easy rail access to the 69th Street Terminal and downtown Philadelphia beyond.
As always, if you need any additional information, have any questions, or may be looking for a home in the area, do not hesitate to contact me anytime.