Monthly Blog Archives June 2011

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Re-creating Community in Overbrook Farms

With roots going back more than 200 years, Overbrook Farms is known for its historic architecture, friendly neighbors, and the Overbrook Farms Club, which is the oldest homeowners association in the country.

Looking for a fresh start and ways to bring the community together, the Overbrook Farms Club and volunteers from the Community Design Collaborative worked with community members, SEPTA, City Avenue Special Services District, and other local organizations to develop a Master Plan Strategy for 63rd street – Overbrook Farms’ main commercial corridor.

Wonderful, Walkable School Districts

Only a few decades ago, walkable school districts were plentiful. These days they’re few and far between. Although they’re largely a thing of the past, they could also be an essential part of our future…especially in the Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia.

Realtors, are you making the most of social media?

Realtors are among the growing number of small businesses who are making social media marketing a staple for their businesses. Find tips to help you use Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and other social media platforms more effectively.

Trailblazing: Active Transportation Summit – June 23

There’s a good chance that in a few years Philadelphia might have the best trail network in the nation. Regional leaders will be working toward that goal at the upcoming Active Transportation Summit co-convened by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. The Summit is scheduled for June 23 and will include presentations and an exclusive tour of the new Manayunk Bridge Trail.

Classic Summer Fun in the Classic Towns

The streets of the Classic Towns are buzzing with festivals, while over in the parks, people are laying out their blankets and beach chairs for movies and music under the stars. Find out how you can join in all the fun.