I liked the closeness of the neighborhood but the violence needs to change. There is always a shooting or a robbery and its hard to just be outside now.
The community is very diverse and active in participating and creating events to bring the community together and make it better as neighbors! They are kind-friendly activities for students and opportunities for the community
Vibrant neighborhood steeped with storied richness- anchored by amazing 23 acres of fantastically loved and maintained Fisher's Park! Caring and multi- cultural Communities of neighbors, and some wonderful architecture and manageably sized priced super fairly for the City at-large...N. 5th St. Business Corridor offers wonderful cuisine with Mom and Pop stores serving every need. Olney Library is also a stand-out, as is Einstein Hospital- starting place of Broad Street Run! Fernrock Subway Station, and Olney Transportation Center get you to the Phillies game toute suite!
My view of living in Olney community is peaceful and the neighbors quite friendly. I've live in this neighborhood for approximately 19 years, and I had not experienced any disturbance or had any problems with the community. There are two recreation centers that help and support youths when they retire from school and during the summer, they have counselors that support the summer programs to occupy their time while school is closed. My experience living in this community is great, and I plan to continue to live here until it's time to move to my next destination.
The only benefits that come with living in olney are the cheap houses and the availability of public transportation. Downside is you'll be living with drug dealer and bad infrastructure.
What i like about the Olney neighborhood hood is to family aspects that everyone has and the feel to protect one another no matter what by any means necessary. What I would like to see change is the overall environmental. I would like to see cleaner streets and also a more intense development off the neighborhood schools and businesses.
Olney is not as it use to be. The people, community, and resources available have changed. The area is filled with drugs and poverty and continues to get worse.
This area has gone down hill since I first moved here in the 90's. The crime rate has gone up, I wouldn't personally raise any children in this neighborhood.
There can be alot fixed up in this Olney neighborhood. It's very dangerous, especially around olney transportation center. There needs to be something done about the trash in this area.
Olney is great neighborhood. I moved to Olney when I was 9 years old. When I first moved on my block I had mostly senior citizens as neighbors. Since moving there the community demographics has changed and the crime rate has increased. The neighbor is not the worst neighborhood in Philadelphia but could use some improvement. La Salle University is located in the area which adds value to the community.
Just Moved here. I can be a great neighborhood depending on where you live. It is close to public transportation. There is also several school is the area. It is also close to place like Jenkinstown and Willow Groves.
My neighborhood is not great at all. It is getting more and more dangerous and is crime filled. I would definitely not move to Olney and am currently looking to move away.
I like the neighborhood because it is VERY diverse. Most of the streets are well lit and it has access to a variety of public transportation options.
I enjoy living in my neighborhood. I have been there almost my whole life and the block is very community oriented. I know some of my neighbors and they are willing to take me in when I need help. There are some areas of my neighborhood that are a little strange. We have some houses that I would not walk past. And with some crimes that have happened directly on my block, kids can no longer play outside without adult supervision. The area is still friendly enough that they will report if something were to go wrong.
I like that public transit is right around the corner and the convenience of local shops and supermarkets in the area.
For the past four years that I have lived here I have not witnessed any crime. The neighborhood is usually quiet and there aren't many people just hanging around unless they are enjoying the weather on their private property.
Living in this area is not too bad. It is much better than the neighborhood I had lived in before here. It was my parents choice to move there so I can not complain about it too much. I would prefer to live more so down in the Southern states. For the future of this area I would hope to see more community gatherings and people getting to know one another.