4.1 out of 10


39.9288079003751 -75.2176872907614
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish


1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"A neighborhood the city gave up on"

There really is not much to attract people to the neighborhood of Angora. The southwest Philadelphia neighborhood was pretty much given up on by the city. It was certified as being destroyed and beyond repair.

Many of the houses are abandoned and boarded up or at the very best look like they should be boarded up even though some of them are inhabited. The low-income area is filled with abandon lots overgrown with weeds, stray cats roam freely and trash collects in the gutters of the streets. It’s not exactly a place you want to call home.

Even still some people have hope for Angora Terrace and few other sections of the neighborhood. The residents of these areas have made some attempt not to let the neighborhood crumble entirely. Though not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, the houses in this part of the neighborhood are far more inhabitable than the section mentioned above.
Angora is near some parks and recreational centers like Kingsessings and it’s not too far from Bartram Garden’s. But you could move to another neighborhood that is safer and cleaner and be just as close. Sometimes cheaper rent is not worth the risks that come with it.
  • Blighted
  • Crime increasing
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Includes a great park"

Angora is a Philadelphia neighborhood located in the Southwest section of the city. It is situated between Kingsessing to the south, Cedar Park to the east and Cobbs Creek to the west. It is named after a Turkish city called Ankara.
The neighborhood was founded in 1863 by Robert and George Callaghan. In the early 20th century, a mill was erected in Angora that produced yarn and glass. This opened up a lot of jobs for the nearby residents who soon moved to the area.
On May 12, 2005, Angora was certified as blighted by the City Commission. Some parts, such as Angora Terrace, are pristinely kept by residents.
One of the main draws of Angora is Kingessings Park and Recreational Center, which is a recreation center that was constructed in 1918. It includes a swimming pool, basketball courts, football fields, tennis courts and a baseball diamond.
The architecture found in Angora is rather beautiful and includes enormous houses built for families who were moving to the outskirts of the city during the late 1800’s. These houses now serve as multiple apartments for college students and young professionals.
Baltimore Avenue is the main road that cuts through Angora and leads all the way through Delaware County.
  • Great park
  • Affordable place to live
  • Kingessings Park and Recreational Center
  • Blighted
  • Crime increasing
  • Some parts are dirty
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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