Philadelphia

98 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%
  • 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
      264
    • Murder
      16
      5
    • Rape
      77
      37
    • Robbery
      447
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      622
      1
    • 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

    98 reviews
    • Excellent
      33
    • Very Good
      42
    • Average
      19
    • Poor
      3
    • Terrible
      1
    Philadelphia is a very large city. I've been here for about 3 years and I still don't know where all the neighborhoods are located. So far I had great experience in the suburban Northeast and Northern Liberties area. The Northeast has a large Russian community and even Russian stores where you can find european food products. It's definitely calmer and cleaner than areas near the city but there's not that much going on. Northern Liberties however is much more vibrant, I love it! There's plenty of international restaurants and bars. Shopping areas are close by and you'll see a lot of young professionals in this area.
    • Current Resident
    • 1 month ago
    Philadelphia is the second-largest city on the East Coast and fifth-largest in the country and the hub of the nation's sixth-largest metropolitan area. That means world-class entertainment options, restaurants, educational institutions, cultural offerings, healthcare, employment opportunities and other benefits of being in a major metropolitan area.
    Philadelphia is home to the University of Pennsylvania, one of the top universities in the world. There are also over 15 four-year colleges!
    • Current Resident
    • 18 days ago
    I love living in Philadelphia! Having grown up in the suburbs of Pennsylvania, moving to Philly last year for college was certainly a culture shock. I've really loved it though. Since I first moved to the city, and since I first started college, I've become so much more independent than I ever was before. Part of that is definitely just because of the nature of college - living away from home for the first time. But another key part has been living in Philly and all of the opportunities that provides. I love being able to take the train or the subway to anywhere I need to go and I love exploring the city with my friends. The only thing I could possibly complain about is the safety. I haven't had any incidents while living here, but I definitely feel less safe in North Philadelphia than I ever felt at home. But my college and the city of Philadelphia both have great police forces and I know that they are doing their best to make my campus and this city a safer place.
    • Current Resident
    • 2 months ago