What $500K Will Buy You in Bustleton

Room to roam, apparently: take your pick between 3,100 square feet on the low end and 1,900 square feet with a tennis court and separate garage on the high end.

9733 Bridle Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19115 | TREND image via Keller Williams Real Estate

9733 Bridle Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19115 | TREND image via Keller Williams Real Estate

If you want to live in a part of the city that feels almost nothing like a city, Bustleton is the place for you. Situated in the Philadelphia’s Far Northeast and just minutes from Bucks County, this neighborhood boasts a unique atmosphere that teeters somewhere between urban and suburban.

With most homes in the area falling within the $200,000 range, a budget of $500,000 will lead potential homeowners to some of the most expensive properties in the neighborhood — a neighborhood that is only expected to rise over the next few years, we might add. So, what do some of these properties look like? Check out three of them below.

9733 Bridle Rd. (ab0ve) | 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 2,764 square feet, $489,900

This recently built home in Bustleton’s Pine Valley section combines traditional detailing with a contemporary layout. Some features of the main level include a 2-story foyer, a sizable family room with recessed lighting, hardwood floors, and plenty of natural light, and a formal dining space with a fancy chandelier. The eat-in kitchen has a lot of cooking space for the chef in your family and opens up into the living room. Head upstairs to find all four bedrooms. The master suite boasts its own walk-in closet and full bathroom with a spa tub, stall shower, and double vanity. If you’re looking to entertain in the summer months, you’ll be glad to hear that this property also comes with an in-ground pool. Here’s another bonus: an unfinished basement with a full bathroom and a one car garage.

This home’s price was reduced by $5,000 on Dec. 29.

9733 Bridle Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19115 [The Zach Behr Group | Keller Williams Realty]

638 Welsh Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19115 | TREND images via Weichert, Realtors - Jenkintown]

638 Welsh Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19115 | TREND images via Weichert, Realtors – Jenkintown

638 Welsh Rd. | 5 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths, 1,509 square feet, $529,900

The owner of this expanded Cape Cod in Pine Valley has clearly collected a lifetime of memories, some of which are on display in the living room photo above, and this home is ready for you to collect memories of your own. While it’s paradoxically the smallest yet the most expensive of the three homes featured this week, it has attributes beyond its interior square footage that make it desirable, including two patios — one open, one covered — overlooking a pond, a sitting room with fireplace in the master suite, zoned climate control (central air and heat), and a fenced tennis court. Its location in what may be the most sought-after community in the Northeast means that you will probably get your money’s worth as well as a home you will love after updating it.

638 Welsh Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19115 [Jay Press | Weichert, Realtors – Jenkintown]

9103 Mather St., Philadelphia, Pa. | TREND image via ERA Aarch Realty

9103 Mather St. | 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 3,100 square feet, $466,000

This home might not have the visual appeal of the first two due to its dated interior design, but with 3,100 square feet of space, it sure does give future homeowners quite a lot of space to work with. Hardwood floors have been installed throughout the house except in the bedrooms, which have plush carpets. With a deck, patio, and one-car parking garage, the potential is all there for this property. Now, all it needs is that ambitious family to come in and make it their own.

9103 Mather St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19115 [Jason Wong | ERA Aarch Realty]