4.0 out of 10

Tacony

40.026401778455 -75.0431843412608
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Students

Reviews

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

"Affordable but high crime"

Tacony is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Frankford Avenue to the north, Cottman Avenue to the east, Interstate 95 to the south and Levick Street to the west. Tacony is located about 10 miles outside of Center City.
If you’re a huge history buff, than Tacony is definitely the town for you. It is the oldest continuously occupied neighborhood in Philadelphia and offers many unique housing selections including row homes, single-family houses and twin-family houses.
The neighborhood has around 18,000 residents, most of rich are Italian and Irish Americans. In recent years, due to gentrification, more and more African Americans and Hispanics have been moving into the area, causing a more eclectic ethnic mix.
Tacony is a largely residential neighborhood and it is recommended that you have a car or bike to get places since everything is so spread out. It has a high crime rate and moderately prices houses, so be careful if you do decide to move here.
Tacony’s main shopping hubs are located along Cottman Avenue and also Roosevelt Boulevard. There are a couple of supermarkets and also national chain stores that are easy to get to by public transportation or car.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Getting better
Cons
  • Still high crime
  • Trash
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
2/5 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 1/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Not the nicest neighborhood ever."

Tacony’s notable place in history is that it is the oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood in Philadelphia. Now of course what this means is that Tacony has undergone a lot of transformations over the years. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was once home to the wealthy and powerful families, now most of its residents fall in the lower to middle class income bracket.

The racially mixed neighborhood has a reputation of having a high volume of home invasions in addition to other crime, including drug dealing and prostitution. While some blocks are considerably nicer than others, Tacony for the most part is run down and not considered a safe area by many of the people who live there.

There is public transportation in the area but having a car is ideal especially if you want to travel to other parts of the city. Don’t worry about parking; there is plenty off street spots for that. However, there have also been a lot of complaints about cars being vandalized in the area, so park at your own risk.

Basically, Tacony is another one of those neighborhoods that you probably don’t want at the top of your list of places to move to or you at least want to plan accordingly and look for a house on one of the nicer blocks.
Pros
  • inexpensive
  • ample parking
Cons
  • crime
  • dirty
  • drug use

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