Cecil B. Moore, Philadelphia

at , Philadelphia, 19121 United States

Cecil B. Moore, Philadelphia

Philadelphia , PA 19121
United States
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Cecil B. Moore is a neighborhood in the North Philadelphia section of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The neighborhood is sometimes referred to as "Templetown" by realtors, despite disapproval by the community and Temple University. The district is loosely arranged around the main campus of Temple University, hence the name 'Temple' town. It is now rapidly gentrifying due to an influx of Temple students during the past several years. The term Templetown was coined by former Temple president Peter J. Liacouras, but has only recently come into wide use after a real estate development company adopted the name.Boundaries and populationThe Cecil B. Moore neighborhood loosely extends from 6th street to the east, York street to the north, 17th street to the west, and Girard avenue to the south. The majority of its native residents are African Americans and Puerto Ricans, although Temple students of all races (mostly white) are a growing presence, with many living off campus and in the Cecil B. Moore community.Recently the renaissance of Progress Plaza shopping center can mainly be attributed to the economic impact of students within these borders, furthering Temple's expansion further south down broad street towards Center City. Furthermore, the purchase of the closed-down William Penn High School by the university, after redevelopment, will extend the footprint even further down Broad street towards Girard.

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