Living in the Far North East/Somerton
Somerton is located about five miles south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and is easily accessible from New York City, Lakewood, and Baltimore.
Somerton is centrally and conveniently connected to Philadelphia by a regional rail line that enables a swift and inexpensive commute. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) operates multiple suburban train routes which run by Somerton, making a stop at the Philmont Station, just a 10 minute walk from our Shul. With suburban trains making frequent stops at the local stations, you can reach Center City in approximately 45 minutes.
By suburban train, commuters from Somerton can take convenient rides to:
Temple University, The University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University;
Pennsylvania Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Wills Eye
Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, and Temple University
The Federal Courthouse, City Hall, the Philadelphia County Court of Common
Pleas, Bucks County Court of Common Pleas; the Philadelphia County Criminal
The Franklin Institute, the Museum of American Jewish History, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Academy of Natural Sciences, and the National Constitution Center.
For business and recreational travelers, the SEPTA suburban train network allows
easy, direct commuter train access to the Philadelphia International Airport (approximately 1 hour and 15 away). Whether an early morning or late night traveler, Somerton makes travel easy, accessible and convenient.