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  1. Public Schools
    D
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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+
Northwood is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 9,151. Northwood is in Philadelphia County. Living in Northwood offers residents a dense suburban 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
9,151

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,019
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$778
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,888
National
$55,322
Families with Children
30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    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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The neighborhood had changed a lot in the last 10 years but is still usually quiet and neighbors salute and are friendly but most of all are hard workers that focus in their own business. At our street we have a retired neighbor that keep everybody inform and is always the key chain for any needs.
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.