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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$300,973
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,088
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    85%
  • Own
    15%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    27
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    27
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    54
    500
  • Theft
    348
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    13
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$17,135
National
$55,322
Children
2%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Powelton Village is a good neighborhood to start off in if youre new to Philly. Almost impossible to feel unsafe because of how strong the police and university security presence is/how close you are to multiple campuses. Anytime I left my house I would see at least one security guard throughout the night. Lots of food options & you're very close to center city, however I noticed that food is a bit overpriced the closer you are to the universities. I'd say about 70% of the residences here are students, so all surrounding nightlife is basically a frat house. If that doesn't bother you or you plan on contributing to that then great! Otherwise might be a bit annoying to you at times. It certainly was for me!
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I would say that living in West Philly isn't nearly as bad as outsiders make it seem. There is a constant police presence, and especially in UCity there are public safety communication emergency poles everywhere! I feel pretty safe.
I love the variety of food trucks available. From my everyday breakfast truck where I get delicious hash brown, bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches to Halal chicken over rice food trucks. The options are great and affordable. The local pizza shops are all great!