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
$145,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$922
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      495
      273
    • Murder
      18
      6
    • Rape
      84
      41
    • Robbery
      431
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      516
      525
    • Theft
      2,311
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      321
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $38,253
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    19%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      10%
      11%
    • 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
      18%
      13%

    Philadelphia Reviews

    463 reviews
    All Categories
    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
    Review Philadelphia
    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!
    The city of brotherly love! Philadelphia is a great, reasonable place to live. Unfortunately, the school district is not the strongest and many people cannot afford to send their children to private schools in surrounding areas. It is however a thriving place for college students and has a strong college community among Temple, Drexel, and University of Pennsylvania students. For those who are looking for work, especially in the medical field and real estate, one can be paid well and live reasonably. There are places in the inner city that are being improved. The safety of the community is still a concern, but you do not have to live in an area riddled with violence in order to not hurt your pockets. Center city and university city are excellent for nightlife and where a majority of the history of the city and the United States resides.