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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
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  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
$392,153
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$978
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    80%
  • Own
    20%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    174
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    187
    500
  • Theft
    548
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,342
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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It is a quaint neighborhood. In some areas it looks like the suburbs and has some very beautiful and clean houses and yards. There is a lot of greenery for a city, and it is a very child friendly area. A lot of security due to it's proximity to universities. Only issue stems from this neighborhoods closeness to the more crime ridden portions of West Philly. One must be careful at night, and sometimes even during the day in certain areas.
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West Philly has a lot of good eateries. There's the obvious attraction of the universities but there are also nice parks in the area. Philadelphia has an even larger number of attractions, my favorite being the Art Museum. Old city is also a great tourist attraction and has a pretty fun nightlife.
Traffic in any city is bad during rush hour and Philly is no different. The city is very walkable, which is good because public transportation is not that great in my opinion. Trolleys and buses are decent but don't use the subway expecting it to be like a subway experience in NYC.