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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Drexel Hill is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 28,246. Drexel Hill is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Drexel Hill offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Drexel Hill there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Drexel Hill and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Drexel Hill are above average.
About Drexel Hill...
Population
28,246

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$181,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,064
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

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

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Drexel Hill

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,957
National
$55,322
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Drexel Hill Reviews

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I have lived in Drexel Hill for the past 18 years. It's close to Philly and it's a great place to raise kids. The schools are ok but better in some spots and I have very mixed feeling about Upper Darby High because it is very large but very diverse. We will probably stay here for another ten years but won't be able to retire here because the property taxes are outrageous. I have made many friends in the neighborhood through kids in school and walking my dog. Another great feature about DH is the architecture as many homes in the area were built in the 20s, have very unusual features are very solidly built (stone foundations, cedar closets, stained glass windows).
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Drexel Hill is a friendly, family oriented neighborhood. Youth teams are supported by business owners of local shops who also provide great customer service. Also, the schools in the area celebrate with an inspirational team spirit when hosting events and playing sports, creating a nurturing environment for children to learn and grow.
I have been living here for eighteen years, so practically my entire life and its is beautiful. Truly peaceful both neighborhood wise and location to everything. Things are in close vicinity and easily accessible for me and my parents hence why we moved out here. Plus the environment makes it feel truly cozy and home-like. I enjoy everything Drexel Hill had to offer I see why many people move out here.