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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I love Philly! Born and raised here, the city has so much offer that I completely appreciate much more now that I'm an adult. The public school system sucks. However, there are thousands of surrounding area schools that are private, public, and faith-based. The city is also very family friendly! There are plenty of activities for younger children and even teenagers. There's always some form of activity going on in Center City, so your kids will never be bored. Chestnut Hill is also a great area for families. That section of Philly is near Mt. Airy, Flourtown, Plymouth Whitemarsh, and Roxborough.

For adults, there are hundreds of bars and clubs for you to go to. Again, you can never be bored in the city of Philadelphia. From different cheesesteak spots to fine dining, Philadelphia has something to offer for all tastebuds. Job opportunities are lucrative as someone is ALWAYS hiring, whether it's your ideal job or not.
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Philadelphia, though impressive in several aspects, is no safe haven. I was born and raised in Philadelphia my entire life. I attended Philadelphian Public Schools, and have seen it all. Without a doubt, having Septa at every corner is something amazing that suburs do not have, however crime and cleanliness are two major issues here in Philadelphia. To talk about the public schools alone, one word would sum them up: filthy! Philadelphia has a lot of opportunity, and at the end of the day it comes down to how a person utilizes the endless opportunities here.
Philly is known for being culturally diverse, but the way the people take pride in their culture while simultaneously admiring and respecting the cultures of others is what makes it really special. Nobody thinks they are better than anyone else- we all know we are awesome! Public transportation may be a lil expensive but it can take you anywhere and quickly. If you get bored, no matter where you live in Philly, a 15 minute walk in any direction and you'll find something to do. Our parks are great, our stores are fun and each neighborhood has its own personality.