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The workers’ comp attorneys in Pilgrim Gardens, PA, at Schuster Law present the following historical details of the community.

Pilgrim Gardens

The community of Pilgrim Gardens is located in the Haverford Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The community is near Aronimink, Adele, Drexel Hill, and Highland Park. The main roadways within the neighborhood are Township Line Road, Burmont Road, State Road, Burmont Road, and Steel Road. Darby Creek flows along the southern and western border of the community.


The area was initially part of the land owned by William Penn, known as the Welsh Tract. As many as 40,000 acres were purchased from William Penn by Welsh Quaker in 1681. Each of the prominent members took a patent on 5,000 acres of land. Early land was cultivated as farm and agricultural until late in the 20th century. Some of the early landowners in the area included:

  • Lewis David
  • Henry Lewis
  • William Howell

Historical Landmarks

Some nearby historical landmarks include the following:

  • c1730 – Lawrence Cabin – home to one of the early Welsch settlers
  • 1797 – 1797 Federal School – one of the first recorded schools in the area
  • 1683 – Pont Reading House – home to the shipbuilder and naval architect, Joshua Humphreys
  • 1700 – The Grange Estate – a historic mansion


The Pilgrim Gardens Shopping Plaza is in the center of the neighborhood, located off of Township Line Road and Pilgrim Lane. Some of the shops included in the plaza include:

  • Tuesday Morning
  • Style Encore
  • Ross Dress for Less
  • T-Mobile
  • Wonder Nails
  • Dollar Tree

Some of the dining options nearby include:

  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Tony Roni’s Pizza
  • Thai Aroy Dee
  • Chickie’s & Pete’s

Schools that the resident may attend include:

  • Aronimink Elementary School
  • Hillcrest Elementary School
  • Drexel Hill Middle School
  • St. Bernadette School
  • Sacred Heart School
  • Upper Darby High School


The neighborhood had 1,976 residents within it, 274.56 acres. The racial makeup of the community was the following:

  • 80.7% white
  • 10.2% African American
  • 3.7% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.0% Native American
  • 2.3% Asian
  • 0.0% Pacific Islander
  • 0.4% other races
  • 2.6% two or more races

As many as 12.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country. English is spoken in 82.6% of the households. Some other languages spoken include Polish, Spanish, Italian, and Greek. The breakdown of the most common ancestries includes:

  • 33.6% Irish
  • 30.6% Italian
  • 19.6% German
  • 9.0% English
  • 4.6% Polish

The median household income was $103,300 in 2019. Some of the occupations held by the working residents included the following:

  • 40.5% executive, management, and professional occupations
  • 30.4% sales and service jobs
  • 16.1% clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
  • 13.0% manufacturing and laborer occupations

Read along for more interesting details on the area: A Quick History of Lima, PA

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Media, PA 19063, USA
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