6.2 out of 10

Mill Creek

39.9670655485112 -75.2171432191381
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Mill Creek is Rising"

Mill Creek is experiencing a revitalization following an illustrious past during the drug wars of the 1990s. This West Philadelphia is much milder turf with a spate of new housing developments sponsored by the long time politician City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell. So far, the neighbor is remaining clean and liveable.

Within walking distance, there is a discount full service supermarket and a station for the cross-town train, the Market-Frankford El. It is also home to a working farm which people find fascinating when they first hear of it. For the closing of this year’s harvest, pumpkins will be given away at the end of October.

The boundaries for Mill Creek are Girard Avenue, Market Street, 44th and 52nd Streets. Shopping is available along 52nd, a major crossroads. North of Lancaster Avenue and 52nd, there is a major shopping center with supermarkets, home improvements stores, and fashion outlets.

Mill Creek as its name implies was built on top of a creek and has had periodic water problems such as the collapse of the sewer in 1961.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has featured Mill Creek in an article by Larry Eichel entitled “"The New Urban Landscape, Mixed Blessings," published in 2005.

Mill Creek School, a private institution, remains one of the areas attributes.
Pros
  • African American Neighborhood
  • Cool folks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great area for sledding"

Mill Creek is a neighborhood located in West Philadelphia. It is bound by Market Street to the north, Girard Avenue to the south, 44th Street to the east and 52nd Street to the west.
Mill Creek is home to a diverse population of residents including African American families and college students who attend Penn or Drexel University. It offers a wide range of large houses that are beautifully architecturally designed. These houses have since been split up to create multiple apartments.
One of the main draws of Mill Creek is Clark Park, a spacious 9.1 acre municipal park located on 45th Street and Baltimore Street. It is one of the most popular places in the city for sledding during the winter thanks to its multiple hills.
Another popular place in Mill Creek is the Mill Creek Tavern. This restaurant and bar hosts many live musical performances from local bands and DJ’s and has some of the best food in the area.
Mill Creek has a charm that is all its own and makes a great place to live in Philadelphia because it is both affordable and safe. It also has great parks, restaurants and bars that are worth
Pros
  • Clark Park
  • Good bars
  • Cool folks
Cons
  • Need a car to get places
  • Far from Center City
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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