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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Old City is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 15,557. Old City is in Philadelphia County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Old City offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Old City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Old City and residents tend to be liberal.
About Old City...
Population
15,557

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$431,918
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,448
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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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
    134
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    128
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    81
    500
  • Theft
    1,472
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$74,661
National
$55,322
Children
6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Old City Reviews

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Very walkable. Close to many great restaurants with a variety of food. Ritz theaters are a chain of really great independent movie theaters and there are 3 of them within a few blocks of each other. There are a few homeless people here but they do not bother you that much. There are some great museums here as well. Like independence hall, liberty bell, the new revolutionary war museum. Great architecture. The old street in the US is here. The oldest theater in the US as well Walnut Street.
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There are a ton of great restaurants and shops within a couple block radius. There are different types of food and scenes but it can get a little pricey.