Welcome to East Oak Lane!
Settled in 1683 by William Penn, East Oak Lane is a beautiful urban neighborhood in northern Philadelphia (PA) that combines the quiet charm of tree-lined streets and historic homes with positive engaged interaction among people of diverse ethnicity, race, culture, creed, financial standing, and age. The residents of this community believe that this combination constitutes a highly desirable environment in which to build families, and raise and nurture children. We seek to encourage a spirit of neighborliness, mutual respect, cooperation, inclusiveness, and community esprit de corps.
Towards that aim, the Oak Lane Community Action Association (OLCAA), a non-profit organization, was established in 1970, with the purpose of serving to continually improve the quality of life for residents of East Oak Lane. OLCAA and its various committees work for the betterment of the community in partnership with city, state, and federal officials, local businesses, police and fire departments, religious institutions, and other community-based organizations.
With regard to zoning issues, OLCAA is also the Registered Community Organization (RCO) for East Oak Lane (since October 2012). As such, early notification of zoning appeals should be directed to OLCAA.