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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Holmesburg is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 28,056. Holmesburg is in Philadelphia County. Living in Holmesburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Holmesburg there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Holmesburg and residents tend to be liberal.
About Holmesburg...
Population
28,056

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,490
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,003
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Holmesburg Rankings

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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
    239.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    190.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    252.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    889.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,798
National
$55,322
Families with Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Holmesburg Reviews

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So glad we moved here! Quiet, well kept, and diverse. The people who live here are all very friendly and really care about each other and the neighborhood. Lots of people are involved in the various community organizations. Perfectly situated to public transportation. Lots of shops, salons, great restaurants, and attractions in the area. Also, some great spots for the more outdoorsy types!
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I like that Pennypack Park is my backyard. I can sit in my yard or my home and watch the birds, deer, and other wild life go about their way. The area is very friendly as well. Lots of families in the neighborhood. A great place to raise a family or grow up as a kid. I wish others that visit our parks would keep it clean when they leave. There is always trash around. Maybe if there were scheduled events at the park for visitors they could enjoy the park and learn why it is important to keep it clean.
A quiet neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia. Plenty of places to go out for dinner or drinks (Dagwoods, the Ashburner). Easy access to 95. Close proximity to Pennypack Park and the Delaware Waterfront. I've lived year for several years and have never felt unsafe.
I would definitely move here again.