Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC
- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesC+
- Cost of LivingB-
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Pottstown is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 22,694. Pottstown is in Montgomery County. Living in Pottstown offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pottstown there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Pottstown and residents tend to have moderate political views.
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Affordable, convenient commuting, and diverse community, these are 3 highlights of Pottstown. The town has potential! My daughters are achieving, and have loved their experiences at the public and local Catholic schools. There will always be people who want to look down on town, but it is what you make of it. My children are happy, and we have been in town for 19 years. Housing prices are affordable, high achieving students are earning college scholarships, and we are close enough to Philly, Reading, Lancaster and Harrisburg.
My experience has been great! I have never seen or heart anything bad that goes on here such as shootings or fights. There are lots of walking and nature trails. I like the town, but I do not want to live here for life!
It is somewhat family-friendly, and many job opportunities within the area. The public schools are not bad, I would recommend Owen J Roberts Middle and High School for a safe and friendly learning environment. I am a current resident of Pottstown, I have been living here for almost a year now. I would say that the safety is about average, as well as the diversity levels. The nightlife can be a bit unsafe, depending on the specific area, but you could say that about and area. There's usually a good amount of job opportunities, and there's almost always somebody looking if you are in need of employment options. I would rate my overall experience with Pottstown as average. This is because It's not anything special, but there's nothing too harsh to say about it on the flip side. After moving, I have adjusted just fine, and have been enjoying my overall experience.