Based on James Smart's Philadelphia Neighborhoods maps (June, 1988), these data layers comprise the "widely known neighborhoods" and "lesser known neighborhoods" whose names "may be used in copy without further explanation, on the presumption that most Philadelphia residents are familiar with their location."
It is important to note that the areas contained in these layers were not drawn from a base map, rather from street borders. Some of these "lesser known neighborhoods" have been excluded, simply because the borders were too vague to draw (e.g. "THE NECK - Once the entire lower part of South Philadelphia, later the lower east side of South Philadelphia, particularly around Second Street. Old-timers still use the name.")
This web mapping application was built by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Please contact Will Stevens for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Data layers last updated: August 2011
Click-and-drag on the map to pan, or use your mouse wheel to zoom in/out.You may also use the slider bar and arrow controls to zoom in/out of the map. Double-clicking on an area will also zoom in. If you hold down the Shift Key and drag a box on the map, it will zoom into the area drawn.
Click Zoom to extent button to zoom to the initial map extent.
To view Google Street View drag from the left hand side onto the map. Any street highlighted blue has an available street level view.
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