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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,180
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,080
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    135
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    197
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    124
    500
  • Theft
    425
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,851
National
$55,322
Children
32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Summerdale Reviews

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Philadelphia, Pa. has always been a low key area especially when you were born and raised. So many crimes, drugs and loads of problems with our education system, it's hard to tell tourists know how "good" it is to live in the city. Honestly, I have a love/hate relationship with this city. It can be colorful from afar, through pictures and other experiences from festivals but once you go really deep into the city, it's a dark place that needs help.
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Things are not too bad in this area, but it is starting to see more crime, just not directly in this neighborhood. The good thing is there is police presence when needed and you don't have to wait long for them to show up if there is trouble. I feel safe in my neighborhood.
The general atmosphere of the area in which I live is okay; I would not choose to live here again. I think it is a very livable, peaceful, safe area, but I prefer a lively location. It is pretty safe compared to other parts of the city and country, and I think it will remain as such.