Andorra Homes for Sale
Andorra is a popular neighborhood within Philadelphia city limits. The neighborhood sits high in the hills of northwest Philadelphia on the edge of neighboring Montgomery County. It feels more like a suburb than other areas closer to Philadelphia’s downtown core. Though it is quieter it still offers walkable living locations and one of the city’s most desirable residential spots. If you’re considering a move to Andorra, I’d love to share more about this amazing community. Read below the real estate listings to learn more about this Philadelphia suburb.
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Some might call Andorra the hidden gem tucked into the outskirts of Philadelphia city limits. Andorra is an urban-suburban mix of community atmosphere and because of this young families flock to the neighborhood. It is a place where country and city seemingly meet to create the perfect mix of amenities and laid-back beautiful natural spaces. It is a neighborhood with a perfect middle ground for anyone not wanting to be in the middle of Philadelphia’s bustle but doesn’t want to be too far removed from those convenient daily necessities either.
Where is Andorra?
Andorra is tucked in between some of the most desirable suburbs and neighborhoods of Philadelphia and near many of the super popular mainline cities/suburbs of the area. Those that share a direct border with Andorra include the very popular Roxborough, as well as Manayunk, and also East Falls on the south side. This collection of neighborhoods in northwest Philadelphia as a whole makes one of the most charming and picturesque areas of the city.
Andorra began as part of the Roxborough Township the majority of the neighborhood was farmland in the beginning with a handful of mills located near Wissahickon Creek. Even in the earliest days, the area was inviting to settlers looking for a quiet area just a bit removed from the big city.
In the 1880s the land was a site of two large estates owned by Henry H. Houston and later left to his son Sam who made several attempts to sell off portions of the estates. In the late 1940s, the land was finally planned for the development of 5,000 single-family homes to be named Cathedral Hills which was later renamed Andorra after a small country across the world tucked between Spain and France that has a similar appearance.
How Far Is Andorra From Downtown?
Andorra is about 15 miles from downtown Philadelphia and depending upon the time of day it can take anywhere from 25 to 40 minutes to travel between the two in a car. Andorra offers several commuting options with the SEPTA 27 and 32 routes and several other bus routes.
Schools Serving Andorra
Schools serving Andorra are within the Philadelphia School District. The neighborhood is home to some of the most desirable and highly rated schools within the district including Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School.
There are many prestigious and notable private schools that a significant number of students in the neighborhood attend as well. The most notable private school within Andorra is Immaculate Heart of Mary a private Catholic school.
Places People Love in Andorra
Andorra offers a nice mix of favorite restaurants, community events, and neighborhood parks. It is also near other beloved neighborhoods with their own unique hotspots that can be traveled to in a matter of minutes. Some of the favorite places in Andorra include:
The Andorra Farmers Market which happens weekly showcases local produce and other great local products. The market is open on Sundays from June through November.
Wissahickon Valley Park is located along the shores of the creek. It is popular for the trails winding through beautiful spaces, the creek of course, and the opportunity to observe wildlife.
Houston Playground is in the heart of the neighborhood. It is a great place for everyone to enjoy outdoor activities. The playground also has sports courts and a community pool.
Tiffin in Andorra Shopping Center is a highly recognized and acclaimed Indian restaurant and one of the neighborhood favorites.
Homes in Andorra
Like the atmosphere, Andorra offers a nice mix of real estate. The most common type of homes include both colonial and modern architecture. You can find properties of all sizes including condos, townhomes, and single-family homes. Several of Andorra’s single-family properties offer impressive curb appeal on tree-lined streets and a lower price tag than real estate closer to downtown. Homes also come with more square footage and larger private yards.
Finding a Home in Andorra
I’d love to help you find a home you love in Andorra. If your search includes other areas of Philadelphia, I am happy to help you find the home you are looking for in the greater Philadelphia area. Contact me at any time for more information on Andorra real estate or any Philadelphia real estate or properties.