5.2 out of 10


39.9735960247368 -75.146877024989
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5


Ludlow is a North Philadelphia neighborhood bordering Temple University. With the explosive growth of Temple, soon this will become a thriving student community. Presently, there are tennis courts and parking facilities nearby.
Its close proximity to Temple University and Center City has caused property values to soar by 29 percent in the last 6 years according to a survey by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Ludlow Village is the name of the new community where 58 housing units are planned. There is an initiative to include Youth Build, the construction training program for inner city youth.

Controversy has struck as City Councilman Darrell Clark introduced legislation that would limit, if not, ban student housing in the area. However, real estate developers argue to the contrary stating that students are good for community redevelopment.

The borders include Girard Avenue to the south and Cecil B. Moore Avenue to the north. There is North 5th Street on the east and North 9th Street to the west. Primarily it is an African American and Hispanic neighborhood. There can be burst of crime but it is a relatively quiet and family oriented neighborhood.

Transportation is readily available with the restored trolleys of 1940s vintage running along Girard Avenue. Broad Street is not far with its bus routes and subway stations.
  • Close to Center City
  • Close to Temple University
  • Family environment
  • Crime problems
  • Trash
  • Students
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students

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