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    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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+
Spruce Hill is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 14,370. Spruce Hill is in Philadelphia County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Spruce Hill offers residents a dense 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
14,370

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$295,318
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$979
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense 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
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    173.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    186.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    547.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,527
National
$55,322
Families with Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    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.