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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Spruce Hill is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 14,364. Spruce Hill is in Philadelphia County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Spruce Hill offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Spruce Hill there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Spruce Hill and residents tend to be liberal.
About Spruce Hill...
Population
14,364

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%
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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
    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
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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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Spruce Hill is somewhere between "much, much better than average" and "the very best" in Philadelphia. A historic neighborhood of charming large Victorian homes - most subdivided into apartment units - and leafy shady streets. Some blocks are gorgeous. There are homes scattered around that have sold for over a million dollars. The jewel of the area is pretty Clark Park, where free movies, Shakespeare in the Park, and orchestra concerts by the take place. One of the safer places to live, but not the safest - burglaries and car thefts do happen. Diverse array of interesting and ethnic restaurants. The only downside is there are lot of grad students and interns here and therefore there are a lot of pizzerias and neighborhood bars - not a "family" feel to the area and parking very difficult.
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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.
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.