1.5 out of 10

Feltonville

40.0185097784439 -75.1253292538986
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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Reviews

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

"Animals sacrifices and abandoned lots"

Talk about a diverse neighborhood, Feltonville’s population is a mixture of Korean Americans, Haitians, Cambodian-American, Domincan-American and more. There are reportedly over 27 languages spoken in the neighborhood.

The Northeast section has a history of crime from robberies to murder but also in recent years made the news after over 500 animal remains and several emaciated animals were found in a house in Feltonville. It is believed many of the animals were being used for religious sacrificial ceremonies. Perhaps that makes Feltonville a very spiritual neighborhood. Either way it is inexpensive to live there and there are plenty of empty houses to choose from.

Feltonville is near Olney and Hunting Park so much of the shopping districts are shared between these neighborhoods. Public transportation can be used to get around but having a car is easier and parking is readily available as most of the houses in this neighborhood are abandoned or where houses should or could be there are just empty lots.

Unfortunately this neighborhood falls into the neglected and forgotten about category. There is no real reason to go there and most people who live here were raised in the area. It’s predominantly low income community and the crime rate is not showing any signs of improving.
Pros
  • Inexpensive
Cons
  • Abandon houses and lots
  • High crime
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"High crime rate"

Feltonville, located in Northeast Philadelphia, is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city. It is estimated that over 27 different languages are spoken there. Feltonville’s residents include Korean Americans, Haitians, Mexican Americans, Cambodian Americans, Dominican Americans, African Americans, Puerto Ricans and other immigrants. The neighborhood is situated east of Logan, northeast of Hunting Park, south of Olney and west of Frankford.
It is an extremely hilly part of the city and many of the houses offer a great view of Philadelphia because of their high vantage points. Feltonville is an extremely affordable area to live in and the median home sale prices range from $10,000 to $45,000.
If you like the nightlife, there are many affordable bars, nightclubs and restaurants to visit in Feltonville. One of the more popular ones is Felton Supper Club, located on the 4800 block of Rising Sun Avenue. They offer live music from DJ’s on the weekends and are one of the social highlights for Feltonville’s youth.
Feltonville suffers from a high crime rate, partly due to its ethnically diverse population. There is also a lot of robberies in the area, so be sure to keep your house and car doors locked at all times.
Pros
  • Inexpensive
  • Great nightlife
Cons
  • High crime
  • Abandon houses and lots
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
ivys
ivys The high crime rate is not at all due to Feltonville's "ethnically diverse population". That comment and way of thinking is completely racist, stereotypical, inappropriate, and naive. Much of the high crime rate is due to social issues such as poverty, poor and under-resourced public schools (which lead to lack of education), as well as substance abuse. I don't have the amount of time it would take nor the space in this comment box to begin to describe all of the factors that play into crime in the inner city. One thing that I can certainly say: The ethnicity of the area's residents does not determine the crime rate or potential for crime.
Jul 12, 2017
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