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  3. Housing
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Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 12,261. Chestnut Hill is in Philadelphia County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Chestnut Hill offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Chestnut Hill there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Chestnut Hill and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Chestnut Hill...
Population
12,261

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$486,206
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,550
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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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
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    46.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    178.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,145.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    18.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$99,800
National
$55,322
Families with Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Fantastic place to live. Very friendly. Range of housing from famous architects of all periods (for example Mellor Meigs & Howe, Louis I Khan, Robert Venturi) to cute 'twins' creates a diverse community. Great local shops, restaurants and bars - it is a very walkable village. Great community amenities like Fairmont Park, Woodmere Art Museum and Morris Arboretum. Many good private schools. Easy access to New York by any of Amtrak (30th Street downtown), Jersey Transit (from Trenton) or car. Great US/global connectivity from both Philadelphia and Newark airports.
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Consists of charming, stunning, to blow your mind residential, recreational, commercial, historical and architectural properties rivaling other neighborhoods not just in Philadelphia but across the Nation!
One of the very best neighborhoods to raise a family in Philadelphia. Professional, affluent and courteous. Simply arrive home and walk to the many restaurants and boutiques serving the community. Top private school exist throughout the neighborhood.