Elizabeth has combined historic charm with tree-lined streets of front-porch homes to create an inviting community.
Following in Dilworth’s footsteps, Elizabeth was the city’s second streetcar suburb. In the early 1890s, nearby farmland was being developed into residential land and then a suburb. The trolley and soon the automobile connected Center City professionals and residents to Elizabeth, and the neighborhood soon became a hub for hospitals, churches and higher education. Impressive Craftsman-style homes and locally owned businesses, give this enclave an irresistible charm. The modern-day LYNX Gold Line streetcar glides along the roads, and people of every age stroll down Elizabeth Avenue, Hawthorne Lane and 7th Street to shop at funky retailers, enjoy live music venues, dine at various creative high-end eateries, or visit the local pubs.