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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Drexel Hill is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 28,188. Drexel Hill is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Drexel Hill offers residents a dense suburban 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
28,188

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
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

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    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
$68,878
National
$55,322

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I lived in DH from 6th grade(1996) on and off until 2012 or surrounding areas of UD township(Media, Springfield, Lansdowne, Aston, Newtown Square, and a few months in Darby, (lol). DH was in my opinion the best. I lived near the tressles and Kent Park and had a great upbringing. Laid back atmosphere and plenty to do. I've heard the schools have gone downhill, but I think that's everywhere now. The food and things to do around there, (convenience) is unparellel for the price that a lot of other major cities and suberbs cost. Plus the houses esp near City line and DHMS are spectacular!!!
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Drexel Hill is a quiet town in Delaware County, PA. It's a great distance from Philadelphia if you want to visit occasionally and live relatively close in a suburb. However, throughout the decades taxes have skyrocketed, while wages remain low, infrastructure is subpar (below subpar in some areas), and quality of life is seemingly on the decline. It was a great place to grow up until around the 2000s.
I was born and raised in Drexel Hill. I lived down the street from a YMCA, within walking distance of my church, and a few blocks from a trolley line that could easily take me to a connecting hub for transportation to center city!