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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
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$468,465
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,276
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    79%
  • Own
    21%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    196
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    267
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    239
    500
  • Theft
    3,374
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,217
National
$55,322
Children
5%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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All Categories
I have worked in Washington Square West for over eight years and have lived here for one of those years. This is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Philadelphia, it is so vibrant and diverse, with the Gayborhood being a component of it. Great restaurants and food options as well.
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People are generally really friendly and are always willing to help out strangers whether you are lost, or you want someone to take a photo of you. It's also very safe. There's always people out and about and the neighborhood are really great, so I always feel safe and secure in big city because in other cities I feel really uneasy and unsafe. I think this city gives me a lot of opportunities to find jobs or classes to continue to improve my dance career due to all the different dance studios around the area.
There is rarely every crime here. It happens but not as much as you would expect being in the big city. Police are at every corner, their walking around or standing outside of stores, so usually shoplifting isn't an issue. Also, if someone is bugging you inappropriately police officers are very good at stopping them and making them leave.