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Collegeville is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 5,279. 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
5,279

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$302,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Collegeville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    76
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    133
    500
  • Theft
    700
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,761
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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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.
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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.
I've lived my whole life in Collegeville. It's a suburb that has grown significantly, undergoing many commercial and retail construction. Personally, I preferred the fields and farms of Collegeville, but I must admit that it is quite convenient to have large supermarkets and outlet store centers so close. As far as Collegeville's geographical location goes, I really think it's wonderful. It's only about 30-40 minutes in to Philadelphia, not far from the Jersey Shore or the mountains, NYC and DC are easy distances, and there's a national park (Valley Forge) and two long bike trails surrounding it. I believe that Collegeville is quite similar to other suburb towns in the US but I will always love because it's my childhood town.