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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$407,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,269
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$120,602
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

    Blue Bell Reviews

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    I lived in Blue Bell for nine years, ever since I was twelve years old. It's a quaint suburban area of Philadelphia that isn't particularly large, and the main quality it's known for is that Ryan Howard (1st baseman of the Phillies) has a house there. Despite that, it's far enough to distance yourself from the hustle and bustle of the city and really get to know your community and surroundings.
    Review Blue Bell
    It area is very costly, rent is very high so it is hard to work and live here. The bars are very friendly and the food is excellent. Overall this wouldn't be high on the list of places I would be moving back too. If it was more middle class friendly and younger friendly I could see the area grow. As of right now there are not very many new businesses coming to the area, because it is already established. I see the area staying the same for a long time to come.
    Blue Bell is a very quiet neighborhood that is perfect for young couples to start and raise a family. There is very low traffic within the neighborhood and there are a range of people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.