3.7 out of 10


40.0036488179805 -75.1440219508797
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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

"The neighborhood that doesnt exist"

The neighborhood of Franklinville used to be an industrial area. Like much of North Philadelphia when industries went under the population dispersed leaving the community to crumble. Today Franklinville doesn’t really exist as a neighborhood anymore. Most people from the area that is listed as Franklinville—a triangle district that consists of West Sedgley Avenue, North Broad Street and West Hunting Park Avenue, actually considered themselves from Hunting Park.

Whether you call it Franklinville or Hunting Park there are is an example of urban decay. Many of the buildings have been abandoned and neglected. The streets are filthy and the crime rate is considerably high in this part of Philadelphia.

Renovations and new apartment complexes have seen some property value increase in the low-income neighborhood but it’s still a far cry from being gentrified. The mostly Puerto Rican neighborhood needs a lot of work considering the number of abandoned and overgrown lots that make up the area.

The neighborhood does have access to public transportation and parking is relatively easy in the area. So commuting to and from Franklinville or Hunting Park can be done with ease.

Basically, the neighborhood is so bad it barely even exists anymore so you probably don't want to live there.
  • inexpensive
  • doesn't exist as it's own neighborhood
  • neglected
  • high crime rate
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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