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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Somerton is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 33,210. Somerton is in Philadelphia County. Living in Somerton offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Somerton there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Somerton and residents tend to be liberal.
About Somerton...
Population
33,210

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$232,809
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$982
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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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
    65.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    59.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    130.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    442.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,516
National
$55,322
Families with Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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I live in the "Olde Somerton" neighborhood which is an underrated gem.
People here have enough, neither rich nor poor. Center City is easily accessible but so is a country drive. You can have a bit of a yard and not feel scrunched up against your neighbors. The center of the neighborhood is the Boyle playground which is large and very well kept. There is always some team sport happening. Parents seem to make the schools work for them: a combination of public, parochial, and charter. Shops are nearby and neighbors are pleasant. One thing I really like is the old houses and curvy streets and a few creeks. Pennypack Environmental Trust is a short drive away.
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Very quiet neighborhood. Not enough kid friendly sites or playgrounds to promote outdoor interaction.
Unlike urban neighborhoods, there aren't any "corner stores" on the corner. The most convenient stores are most accessible via driving. Walking isn't a bad idea but it's not the easiest. There are two big grocery stores and those include Shop Rite and Acme. Acme is a little pricier than Shop Rite. The local businesses that are the closest to my house are related to food. If you want to shop for clothing, you will definitely have to drive farther out of the neighborhood. There are many strip malls. Also, this location is very close to Philadelphia Mills, Oxford Valley Mall and Neshaminy Mall.