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- Public SchoolsB
- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingB-
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Upper Darby Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 82,846. Upper Darby Township is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Upper Darby Township offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Upper Darby Township there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Upper Darby Township and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Upper Darby Township are above average.
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Upper Darby Township Reviews
Ive been living in Upper Darby since I was in 3rd grade. I remember it being a nice place to live. As a child I was able to roam the neighborhood streets, riding bikes,playing at the park, natures works and meeting new friends. The streets were clean and the residents took pride in keeping their property clean and together. There wasn't a huge homeless and drug population nor where there people lingering around storefronts asking for money. And the police department cared more about the people they serve. For the past 10 years, the city has gone down hill. Many homeowners started section 8 their homes and many people from the rougher parts of town started renting. And don't care much about the upkeep of their house. Trash in the streets.The school aren't as good,homeless and addicts roam the streets. And the crime right has risen. No the same place it once was.
Grew up in the town. Didn't attend the local schools, but know they need a lot more funding. The high school is notable though however for it's tremendous arts program! A decent neighborhood and community to grow up in.
I moved to Upper Darby from West Philly, having known of it mainly for the Vietnamese food, H-Mart, and the Tower. I love it here, very diverse, fairly inexpensive, great old stone houses and 15 minutes by El to Center City. The worst part of here is there is a lack of will on the part of the leadership to make the downtown/69h St area all it could be. There's some of the best food in Philly down there, plus The Tower, but there's no concerted effort to improve signage, and encourage people to stay. There's a mayoral election this year, hopefully that will result in a change of leadership and move the town forward at last.