Northeast Philadelphia is a sizable swath of land that runs north of Center City along the Delaware River. Nearby are Bucks and Montgomery Counties. It is a combination of more than twenty neighborhoods, each with unique histories and personalities.
Here are some fun facts about the Northeast you may not know:
1. It’s a Microcosm of America’s Melting Pot: The Northeast is a prime example of the United States’ immigrant roots. People have come here from all over the world, each adding the flavor of their homeland’s culture.
In Somerton, for example, a little more than seven percent of residents have Russian roots, and three percent trace their ancestry to Greece. In fact, there are more residents with Russian and Greek ancestry than in…