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  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+
Powelton is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 7,517. Powelton is in Philadelphia County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Powelton offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Powelton there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Powelton and residents tend to be liberal.
About Powelton...
Population
7,517

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%
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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
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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!