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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  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
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,839
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$640
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    83%
  • Own
    17%

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
    14
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    154
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    295
    500
  • Theft
    631
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$20,570
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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The area itself is fine, I've been told it use to be worse and you can see construction going on within a 3-4 square block radius of new apartments being built and old one being renovated. It's within walking distance of anything you could need which is great.
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If you walk much further to girrard Avenue, you'll see what abandoned properties means There are quite a few.Its cheap and very close to Upenn and Drexel campuses.
The area seems to be in a weird pocket that avoids a majority of the crime ether happens in the area. Student alerts let students like myself know that a lot of the issues happen between 34th and 37th. We are also down the street from the local police precinct.