Drexel Park SEPTA 101 & 102 Trolley Station in Drexel Hill Upper Darby PA

SEPTA 102 Trolley at Drexel Park Station Drexel Hill Upper Darby PAToday we’re in Drexel Hill visiting the Drexel Park Station for the SEPTA 101 and 102 trolleys in Upper Darby PA.

From the 69th Street Terminal out to the Drexel Junction, the 101 and 102 trolleys use the same tracks before splitting.  The 101 Trolley continues west to Media, while the 102 Trolley turns generally south to end in Sharon Hill.  The 102 Trolley line intersects with the  SEPTA R3 Regional Rail Line at the Clifton Aldan Station while the 101 generally parallels the R3 as it continues into Media.

The Drexel Park Station itself is a very well tended station designed to serve the local commuters as a walk up or drop off station.  There is no designated commuter parking for this stop or the next stop west at Irvington (also in Drexel Park).  It does have very frequent service to the 69th Street Terminal with continuing service on the high speed line toward Center City Philadelphia.  It remains a popular commuting option for the local residents.  The video will provide a better feel for the area:

Locally, the real estate market has experienced what we have been seeing throughout the county.  Drexel Park sales activity peaked in 2005 with 29 sales with an average price of $285,000.  Prices peaked in 2006 with an average price of $339,000 with 23 sales.  Since 2006, we have seen 21 sales at an average price of $331,000 in 2007, 13 sales at an average price of $297,000 in 2008, and 5 sales year to date 2009 with an average settled price of $285,000.  In addition, there are currently 12 homes actively on the market with an average list price of $347,000 and an additional 6 homes that are pending – averaging $286,000.  Based on these figures, I would expect the sales volume to rise a bit this year even while pricing may remain fairly weak.

Overall, this is a great area and one of the nicest original neighborhoods found that still affords easy commuting into Philadelphia.  As originally intended, this station continues to be an ideal stopping point for the local commuters but is not designed with additional parking for people living outside the area.

As always, should you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

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