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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    D-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  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
Northwood is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 12,637. Living in Northwood offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northwood there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Northwood and residents tend to be liberal.
About Northwood...
Population
12,637

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,321
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$694
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Northwood Rankings

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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
    159.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    159.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    319.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    555
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    84.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,443
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
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Northwood Reviews

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The neighborhood has a lot of stores and various food establishments both with walking and driving distance. The neighborhood however isn’t very safe, nor clean.
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For the past 11 years, I lived here, there only been 2 crimes. Both times the culprit got caught. Most of my neighbors have security cameras and will notify others of any unusual activity. At one point, there was a sighting of a suspicious car driving around and it spread around quickly, which helped the families with kids. Even when the car disappeared, people still kept an eye on other people's children. While the police don't have a concrete presence in the neighborhood, they do respond quickly. I even met one of the officers and he helped me with a project for my school.
You could just have the best time of your life out in Philadelphia. There is always events going on!