A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$310,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,105
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

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
    74
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    37
    41
  • Robbery
    74
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    167
    525
  • Theft
    985
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$91,875
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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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.
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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.
Safe and family-friendly with decent public schools, ample public parks, and local shopping centers. Housing prices are ridiculous; both sales and rental markets are way over-priced compared to other areas of the county. Public transportation is lacking and community is not very walkable, so a car is basically a must in order to get around.