Philadelphia

179 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

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%
  • 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
      481
      264
    • Murder
      16
      5
    • Rape
      77
      37
    • Robbery
      447
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      622
      575
    • Theft
      2,398
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      367
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    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

    179 reviews
    • Excellent
      67
    • Very Good
      69
    • Average
      36
    • Poor
      5
    • Terrible
      2
    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!
    • Former Resident
    • 21 days ago
    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.
    • Former Resident
    • 23 days ago
    I recently moved to Philadelphia, and I love the city so far! I moved here because I transferred to finish my bachelor degree at Temple University. One of my favorite things about the city, especially Temple University, is how diverse it is. I am an immigrant, and I love to see other people who come from a different country in search of the American dream-Just like myself. Philadelphia also has some beautiful museums for those who enjoy art and history. The night life is also fantastic, with options for all kinds of people. Philadelphia is a great city to visit. The only negative thing that I would point out is that its not the safest city. However, the touristic and downtown areas are pretty safe.
    • Current Resident
    • 23 days ago