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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Fishtown - Lower Kensington is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 22,443. Fishtown - Lower Kensington is in Philadelphia County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Fishtown - Lower Kensington offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Fishtown - Lower Kensington there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Fishtown - Lower Kensington and residents tend to be liberal.
About Fishtown - Lower Kensington...
Population
22,443

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,281
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,127
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Fishtown - Lower Kensington Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    140.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    140.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    215.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,757.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,849
National
$55,322
Families with Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Fishtown - Lower Kensington Reviews

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Fishtown is a unique pocket of Philadelphia filled with interesting people, great food, and a sense of belonging. Artists and musicians about in this part of town, and there is always something fun to do. From community building activities like public gardens and block parties to live music and movie screenings, there is a true sense of neighborliness in this area. I only recently moved to this area and already feel incredibly at home. Lots of puppies everywhere is a big bonus! Everywhere you go you can meet a new friend or neighbor, and you will never run out of hip coffee joints or good beer. Love it in Fishtown!
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It is still North Philadelphia. This side of Girard Av. is just not for me and my family. This is for a younger crowd who just can not afford to live in a better area. They live here for a year or two and move on. Taxes are going up with no better services. New construction pays no taxes and our property taxes are going higher and higher. NOT FAIR!
Fishtown is beautiful! There are a lot of families, great food spots, and perfect housing locations.