The Borough of Lansdowne is located in the southeastern section of Delaware County. It is 1.2 square miles in size with a population of 11,044, according to the 2000 census. It was settled in the early 1700s and named after the English estate of Lord Lansdowne. Its charm, architecture, people, services, culture and history of civic commitment combine to provide the warmth that can only be found in a small town setting. Residents can stroll along wide tree-lined streets admiring elegant Victorian homes from another era, as they make their way to the center of town. Lansdowne Avenue accommodates many businesses, restaurants and shops that serve residents and visitors alike. Baltimore Avenue, a major east/west route connecting the city and Delaware County suburbs, is a major shopping and services network that runs through the center of the borough. Lansdowne was recently voted one of the up and coming towns in the Philadelphia area by Philadelphia Magazine and is home to numerous arts organizations, including the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra, Celebration Theater, the Lansdowne Folk Club, and the Lansdowne Arts Festival.