The personal injury attorneys in Moylan, PA at Schuster Law, have sponsored the following article about the area’s history.
The unincorporated community is located within the Nether Providence Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Ridley Creek creates the western border of the neighborhood, and Rose Valley Road forms its southern border.
During the 17th century, the area was home to the Great Minquas Path or trade route taken by the Minquas or Susquehannock Native American Indian tribes. The Dutch initially began the fur trade with the native in the 1620s. The Dutch named the route after the tribe and battled the Swedes and English to retain its control. The path runs east and west for approximately 80 miles through the following counties:
- Philadelphia County
- Delaware County
- Chester County
- Lancaster County
In 1664 the English took control of the path. William Penn, an English writer and Quaker, was granted land in the area in 1681. Possibly due to the influx of European settlers, the natives were nearly wiped out by a case of Small Pox. Later in 1763, the Paxton Boys would eliminate the few that remained. The trail helped to form the present-day Chester and Lancaster Counties.
Located off of Manchester Road is the Moylan-Rose Valley Station. The station was first opened in 1870. The station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station and still provides service to the Media/Elwyn Line. The station also is home to the Moylan post office.
The homes in the area cost on average $503,419 and primarily consist of single-family homes with three to four bedrooms. Many were built prior to 1969, giving it a more historic charm. Rent averages $1,511 and is higher than 78.7% of other neighborhoods in the state. There are many apartment complexes throughout the town, such as the following:
- Media Station Apartments – located on Media Station Road
- Lexington Apartments – located on Linden Road
- Houtman Park – located on West Lincoln Street
The neighborhood ranks in the top 15% highest income neighborhood in the country. The occupational breakdown of the working adults is the following:
- 65.9% executive, management, and professional roles
- 14.4% sales and service positions
- 11.7% manufacturing and labor occupations
- 8.0% clerical, technical, and assistant support roles
Close to 11.7% of the area’s population was born outside of the United States. English is the first language to as many as 91.1% of the residents, but 2.1% claim Russian as their primary language. The ancestral makeup of the community is the following:
- 25.2% Irish
- 21.3% German
- 18.3% Italian
- 12.8% English
- 5.8% Scottish
- 2.4% Eastern European
Follow along for more interesting details about the area: Getting to Know the History of Elwyn, PA
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