Mantua in West Philadelphia


Mantua is a neighborhood located in West Philadelphia. The bounderies are Spring Garden Street Hamilton Street (south), Mantua Avenue (north) and from 31st to 40th Street. The primary housing is two and three story row homes although there are some twins and single homes. Many of the homes were built in the early 1900’s.  Today the community is seeing an influx of new real-estate investments. Many of the new homes are multi-units designed to accommodate the increase in student and mixed income dwellers.  In recent years new housing includes Mantua Presbyterian Apartments for Senior Citizens.  The Apartment is located at one of the busiest intersections in the neighborhood at 34th and Haverford Avenue.  Near Mantua Presbyterian are the Mantua Manor Apartment Complex.  Mantua Mantua has multiple locations throughout Mantua and was designed to support mixed income family's.       

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  • Morton McMichael School
  • Miles Mack Playground
  • Mantua Haverford Center
  • West Phila Comm Center
  • Drexel Dorfal life center
  • Butch Ellis Playground
  • 37th Street Playground
  • James Wright Rec Center
  • 33rd Street Playground


Mantua and surrounding communties designated as Promise Zone

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The Philadelphia Zoo is proposing a train Station at 34th and Mantua Avenue.  .

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Morton McMichael School will remain open.  University High School closing.  

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Spotlight the corner of 36th and Fairmount Avenue.  One of many community murals.  

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