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  3. Housing
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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West Mount Airy is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 13,967. West Mount Airy is in Philadelphia County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in West Mount Airy offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In West Mount Airy there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in West Mount Airy and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Mount Airy...
Population
13,967

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$379,292
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$880
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    35.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    114.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    607
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    50
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,448
National
$55,322
Families with Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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(West) Mt. Airy is an area unlike any other in Philadelphia. This calm, nature filled neighborhood gives you love, both from the grass and the city folk. It's fitting that it is North of Center City, because it is the polar opposite of South Philly. Any pizza shop, Family Dollar or church is within walking distance.
Mt. Airy is very hilly, which makes for a great morning jog. The houses all resemble pre-1900 homes but with an air of modernism. There’s a yearly event called Mt. Airy Day, where all the residents gather and sell goods. Jewelry, comic books and delicious funnel cake! Up and coming musicians perform shows. Mt. Airy Day is a great family event.
There were many times I went hiking near the hills at Lincoln drive with my grandfather. This isn't something you can do in South Philly. Whenever someone asks where I am from, I tell them "I'm from Mt. Airy" with a wide-toothed smile.
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Beautiful neighborhood - old stone houses, mature street trees and close proximity to Wissahickon Valley Park. Tightly knit community with active neighborhood organizations and many environmentally conscious residents. Very walkable neighborhood - coffee shops, restaurants, consignment shops, salons, yoga studios, wellness centers, co-op market, post office. Regional Rail and bus routes make commute into Center City a breeze, and close proximity to I-76 and 309 make driving to surrounding areas fairly easy.
Recently, I moved to West Mount Airy and it has been a Blessing. I lived directly across the street from the Septa Regional Rail which has made my commute to work a breeze. This is a beautiful area, filled with the sights and sounds of nature. I love the restaurants and unique stores all along Germantown Avenue. It is peaceful, quiet and very safe here. People are very friendly and considerate to all. I am grateful and blessed to have this opportunity and would highly recommend this area to anyone who is looking for a living experience such as mine.