Why Lansdowne?

Lansdowne is a gem in the greater Philadelphia area. Here are some of the reasons we believe Gladstone Manor, located in Lansdowne, make for a great community:


We are in proximity to:

  1. Airports: Philadelphia International Airport, Northeast Philadelphia Airport, Atlantic City International Airport
  2. Highways: I-95, 476
  3. Public Transportation: 2 SEPTA regional rail train stops at Lansdowne and Gladstone, a trolley line, multiple bus lines


  1. Proximity to good public schools located in the William Penn School District as well as a large number of private schools including Lansdowne Friends School, Holy Child Academy, SS. Cyril & Philomena Catholic School, St. Bernadette, St Dorothy School, Bonner & Prendie High School, etc.
  2. Proximity to world class universities including University of Pennsylvania, Swartmore College, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, Drexel University, Villanova University etc.


We’re the town that supports any business. With the efforts of the borough, neighbors, and organizations such as the Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation, several new businesses have opened in the heart of Lansdowne. Visit Shop Lansdowne for the full business directory and learn more about our town’s small businesses, creative workspaces, and studios available through Utility.Works.


We have a variety of restaurants whose reviews on Trip Advisor, Yelp, or Google will guide you on where to head to for your cravings.

Arts and Entertainment

For entertainment, we’ve got places such as Jamey’s House of Music, ranked as the 2024 Philadelphia favorite, the Lansdowne Theater scheduled to open in Fall 2024, and groups such as the Lansdowne Symphony that is considered one of the oldest and most highly regarded community orchestras in the Philadelphia area.

Neighborhoods/Real Estate

Gladstone Manor – need we say more? Other neighborhoods? Sure, check out Lansdowne Park Historic District.

In all seriousness, Lansdowne is frequently cited in magazines and real estate circles as being a town for a community of people looking to live a simple yet good existence where they can feel safe. In the current market and this past year, the average home in Lansdowne sells in under a week and has increased in value at 6.3%.

Parks, Recreation and Community Organizations

Lansdowne Swim Club, Lansdowne Garden Club, Lansdowne Parents Group, Lansdowne Proud, My Hometown Is Lansdowne, You know you’re from Lansdowne, Pa when…., Kent Dog Park, etc.

Government and Civic Affairs

Lansdowne Borough is governed through the Borough Council.

Giving Community

As featured in WHYY, Washington Post and other news sites, our town’s Buy Nothing Lansdowne is a reflection of our generosity and desire to keep building a community that gives and pays it forward.