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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$127,939
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,047
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

West Oak Lane Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    177
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    101
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    80
    500
  • Theft
    493
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    50
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,377
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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The people in west oak lane are strong individuals. Not all are as warm, but i have seen people who fight for their development and of their neighborhood. I see new businesses opening up to help the advancement of pre-k and early childhood education assistance. Sometimes people can appear cold and uninterested, but once you know them, they are awesome people.
One thing that could improve is the wellness of the people. and more jobs.
The neighborhood needs more healthy restaurants and fresh vegetables so there can be a decrease on heart disease. the education of cooking healthy is crucial there since its a food desert. most foods there are processed and wrapped in plastic or cardboard. I think this takes a toll on the overrall mental and physical health of west oak lane.
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Grew up in West Oak Lane, attended elementary and high school within this community. Currently I am actively involved in a faith based organization that reaches out to those less fortunate individuals in need of assistance with life choices.
The biggest employers in the city are University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Drexel University and their hospitals. None of these facilities are located close to my neighborhood. In fact, an ambulance ride to the nearest hospital takes 20 minutes! Most people in my area work for the city or are retired!