Philadelphia

63 reviews
  1. City in Pennsylvania
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Homes for Sale

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$915
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      481
      0
    • Murder
      16
      0
    • Rape
      77
      37
    • Robbery
      447
      0
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      622
      1
    • Theft
      2,398
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      367
      0

    Residents

    Median Household Income
    $37,460
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    19%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      10%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      14%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      23%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      34%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      19%
      14%

    Reviews

    63 reviews
    • Excellent
      3
    • Very Good
      3
    • Average
      0
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    I love being from Philadelphia. There are a lot of advantages like the diversity and the great colleges. Some of the things I would like to see change is the murder rate and the crime rate go down.
    • Current Resident
    • 29 mins ago
    Philadelphia is a great mid-size city because it is completely manageable to navigate. Convenience is key and everything you could possibly need is within walking distance. The food is incredible and the city does a lot of seasonal activities/promotions for residents. The Schuykill River Trail is great for outdoor activity in the warmer months. However, parking is extremely difficult to find and overpriced. The Parking Authority gives out tickets constantly. There are a decent amount of homeless in certain areas, and you do have to be wary of walking alone in certain areas of the city.
    • Current Resident
    • 2 days ago
    A very diverse area, a lot of cultural events but I would like to see the city do a better job with community relations in the African-American and Latino areas. Better education for children, too many public schools were closed in the last 2-4 years.
    • Current Resident
    • 2 days ago