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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Collegeville is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 5,221. Collegeville is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Collegeville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Collegeville there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Collegeville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Collegeville are highly rated.
About Collegeville...
Population
5,221

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$297,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,176
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Collegeville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    75.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    132.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    700.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    38%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Collegeville

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$103,828
National
$55,322
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Collegeville Reviews

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I wish there was more diversity and especially more young people interested in outdoor activities. The location is pretty good. It is close to Philadelphia without being dirty and crowded. There are lots of trees and parks around here. Lots of space while still having many houses and a cozy feel. There is a decent selection of vegan restaurants. There are also lots of yoga studios, coffee shops, and Kimberton Whole Foods is the best grocery store I could ever ask for. Rhythmic spin studios all around. I have been all around the country and overseas, and Collegeville is actually a very nice place to live in comparison to all that I have seen. As I mentioned earlier, I would just prefer a culture that is more interested in outdoor adventure and appreciation.
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Been living here for 10 years and it's a good school district, Perkiomen Valley Schools. However, there's not a whole lot to do! Before we moved here we did research and this area came up as the "next up and coming town!" Well it's been 10 years and I am still waiting for it to get better. Pros: Schools, Perkiomen Valley Trail and Parks.

Cons: In Collegeville and Skippack the traffic during the school year is awful!!!! You have to leave your house at least 30 minutes in advance so you aren't late to where you are going. Not enough shopping for clothes and shoes, could use more fun places for adults such as sport bars, restaurants, nightlife. Lots of land and not enough residential neighborhoods for families. There's not enough variety of residential neighborhoods (meaning single family homes) in the Perkiomen Valley School District.
And living here you are land locked!! It takes 1 hour and 40 minutes to 2 hours to drive to a beach in NJ.
Collegeville is a fast growing suburban area about 40 minutes from Central Philadelphia. It mostly consists of neighborhoods, and shopping centers and sits sandwiched between the slightly more urban Phoenix, Royersford, and Spring-City. Whilst Collegeville is pretty quiet, it is close enough to other cities and towns for there to be a variety of activities and things to do. Collegeville proves to be a very safe area, and luckily has access to great public schools nearby. Since Collegeville is still growing, and has access to a lot of great benefits, I can say I recommend it for anyone who wishes for a quality suburban area. I have been living here for 5 years and can say that it has always felt like home.