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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$229,513
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$883
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    59
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    131
    500
  • Theft
    442
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,165
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Somerton Reviews

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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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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.
Over the past few years, the amount of graffiti, vandalism, and trash on the street has skyrocketed. It is unfair for the children around here that cannot play on the playground because there are drugs on the ground and broken slides all over.