Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Lansdowne Borough offers the best of the old and new in an honest-to-goodness small-town setting with a big sense of community. The area that is now known as the Borough of Lansdowne was settled in the early 1700s and named after the English estate of Lord Lansdowne. At just over one square mile, Lansdowne is small in stature and big in what it has to offer. Its people, services, charm, architecture, culture and history of civic dedication combine to provide the true warmth that can only be found in a small town such as ours. Residents can stroll along wide tree-lined streets admiring large Victorian homes from another era, as they make their way to the center of town. Lansdowne Avenue accommodates many shops, restaurants and businesses that serve local residents. Baltimore Avenue, a major east/west artery connecting the city and Delaware County suburbs, is a major shopping and services network that runs through the center of the borough. The 75-plus-piece Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra has resided here for over 50 years. Its season stretches from October through April with performances held at Upper Darby High School. Lansdowne hosts many cultural experiences including Lansdowne Folk Club, Lansdowne Farmers Market, "Rhyme, Rhythm, and Reason" Poetry readings, Film Screenings at the private theater of Vinyl Revival, Arts on the Avenue Festival, Arts & Craft Show, A Bit of the Arts Holiday Art Sale, Memorial Day 5K, 20*20 House Art Gallery, Historic Lansdowne Theater, Ballroom Dancing events, Yoga studios, Eleven Parks; one includes a 400 year old Sycamore Tree germinated in the 1600's. Philadelphia lies just six miles to the east, a quick drive or 15-minute commute by rail. Its towering skyline is easily visible in our community.