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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$943
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Philadelphia Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    497
    283
  • Murder
    17
    6
  • Rape
    84
    41
  • Robbery
    395
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    445
    500
  • Theft
    2,346
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    350
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,770
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Philadelphia is where I was born and raised. I currently live in northeast Philladelphia. This is a terrific city. Plenty of events, parks to walk-hike-jog and bike ride in. Don't forget Kelly drive, art museum, Natural History museum just to name a few. Best restaurants around. Close to Jersey Shore, too! The pocono mountains offer skiing, snowboarding and many other activities. Hershey park is just a ride away with fabulous chocolate and rides.
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Really, Really surprised to see such a low ranking for the city (especially with millennials and jobs). For those who have never lived in the city and who view it through the lens of Rocky, let me descrobe the city.

Thriving industry that houses hundreds of thousands of highly educated, productive employees. Companies, like Comcast, AmerisourceBergen, Dupont, Lincoln Financial, Independence Blue Cross, Aramark, Crown Cork, Cambells soup and UGI all have their headquarters within a 10 mile radius. And those are just the fortune 300 companies!

In terms of 'quality of life', public transit is extensive and cheap (i live in center city and commute via train to the suburbs and could take same train the other direction to Atlantic City), restaurants are on par with any city in America (save for Manhattan perhaps), real estate is affordable most places, especially compared to most cities and Philly is home to the greatest sports fans in the country
Throughout the years Roxborough/Manayunk has transformed into a college town. Students from numerous colleges and universities often rent houses and apartments in the area and hang out locally down on Main Street, which is home to a variety of restaurants, bars, and stores. Parking can be a little tight during the school year due to the heavy population, but it is otherwise enjoyable. There are some nature spots nearby (Wissahickon trail) as well as a variety of supermarkets, awesome local pizza and sandwich spots, and some more well-known places such as Wendy's, and Target express (coming in Spring 2017). Roxborough/Manayunk is also very public-transportation friendly. Some of the local colleges that residents of this area attend are the following: Philadelphia University, St. Joseph's University, Chestnut Hill College, Temple University, Drexel University, and more!