B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$972
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    77
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    30
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    71
    525
  • Theft
    904
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$78,519
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Aston Township Reviews

18 reviews
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Aston has a great public school system as well as many private schools in the area. There is a great community and it is a very family-friendly place. The city of Philadelphia is right nearby, and it is an awesome town!
Review Aston Township
Area was very rural. This is changing due to overdevelopment. Due to a low crime rate and a decent school district desire to live in this area has swelled in the last 20 years. Many new dwellings of different varieties have been constructed leading to an influx of higher income bracket residents. Personally, I miss the sparse population of the rural community. I am looking to move to a more rural area, but if you like the more suburban, upper middle class setting, you might find this to be a desirable area in which to live.
I grew up in a small town that is generally very peaceful and quiet. It is the ideal place to raise your kids, with a mall and a movie theater about twenty minutes away and restaurants dotted throughout the area. I could not imagine growing up in a different place, nor would I want to. I think that my town will continue to flourish in the future, as there is a university there and it is right outside of a very historical part of Philadelphia. The people are also very nice and welcoming, and the school district is much better then some of it's surrounding competitors.