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House of the Week: East Falls Charm

Its a little odd that this is my first house of the week feature in East Falls. I love East Falls and work there frequently. Its such a charming community that's a bit of a hidden gem for many Philadelphians. Its easy to commute in any direction, being the intersection of 76, Rt 1 and Kelly Dr, and has a nice train station too. Its got the front-porch, tree-lined street feel of Fairmount on many of its streets, but without the hefty price tag. Its only downfall comes in terms of walkability - for some reason its potential commercial corridor still isn't used. But I think (hope!) that will change over the coming 5 years.

But on to the house!

There is a wide range of homes and prices in this small community. There's everything from grand-colonials running at Main-Line prices to tiny, worn, stucco-covered rows floating in the mid $100s. But I really liked today's listing for its doable-improvements and keeping with historic charm. Instead of knocking down walls and reconfiguring the historic layout, this row did modest improvements to add some major charm.

4314 Dobson Street - $217,900. 3 bed, 1 full and 1 half bath. 1200 sq ft.

For the full listing information, including more images, click here

All photos and information courtesy of Trend Multiple Listing Service and James A Cochrane, Inc.

For more information on this listing, East Falls or the purchasing process in general, please contact me at or 215-350-0464


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