Union Gardens

If you are looking for that small-town feel or close proximity to the city of Philadelphia, you will find both in Union Gardens. Residents here have lots of reasons they choose to live in this neighborhood. We have compiled a list of the top reasons we hear over and over again.

  • Low Rent/Home Costs
    Whether you’re a young adult renting your first apartment, a new family buying a home, or a senior looking to downsize, Union Gardens is for you. Rents and home prices here are lower than many similar communities in Delaware County. According to, about 60% of owners in this area and 50% of renters pay less than 30% of their income toward housing expenses, a measure of affordability.
  • Feeling of Community
    Events like the Lansdowne Farmers Market, Art Shows, Annual Festivals, Memorial Day 5K race, and parades give our residents a strong sense of community. In our targeted Union Gardens neighborhood, the LEDC organizes street cleanups, park beautifications, green initiatives, youth outreach, and healthy community initiatives. These events are great opportunities to become involved in making Union Gardens your community.
  • Historic Beauty
    Residents love and are proud of the famous, historic architecture found here.
  • Easy Access to Philadelphia
    Only a 20-minute regional rail ride or a 13-mile drive to Philadelphia, Union Gardens offers that suburban lifestyle with easy urban access.
  • Diversity
    Union Gardens fosters and promotes a vibrant and inspiring artistic community, which makes up a large portion of residents. Families of all types are welcome here. Freedom from fear of judgment based on religion, culture, and sexual orientation is a fundamental right in Lansdowne.

Still need more info? The highlighted links above can help current and future residents as well as these two pages about area schools and hospitals. If you are a new resident, visit the LEDC office for a new resident welcome packet.