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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
About Francisville...
Population
8,925

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$254,169
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,077
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    74%
  • Own
    26%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    146
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    220
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    195
    500
  • Theft
    1,209
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,367
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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I have been living in Francisville for over six years now and have no intentions on leaving. Francisville is a small neighborhood in North Philadelphia. On maps it stands out as a triangle neighboring the popular Fairmount District. As a green space lover, I enjoy being near Lemon Hill, having a neighborhood park and community garden. I also enjoy having many shops and restaurants nearby. There is a bike shop, coffee shop, hardware store, pet store, a ceramics studio and the list goes on. The history of this neighborhood is also remarkable. The country’s first penitentiary is a couple of blocks away and hosts a haunted house every Halloween. One thing I feel could improve is a greater sense of closeness among neighbors. This is slowly starting to become a reality as the Francisville continues to hold community meetings with a growing attendance rate.
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An up and coming neighborhood. Some neighbors care a lot about their yards, sidewalks and streets while others are less conscientious. New housing and retail developments are going in all the time, so there is a lot of construction. But fewer empty lots or abandoned buildings is good in my opinion. There is one large park that had a pop-up pool open last summer. There are great restaurants, cafés, and drugs stores but we are lacking a full-scale grocery store in the actual neighborhood.
Diversity. Close to downtown. Close to museums & parks. Growing retail and restaurants - and the best type - the small locally own stores, not the big box types.