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

Yorktown is a neighborhood located in the North section of Philadelphia. It is situated between Poplar Street and Ludlow and is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Olney and Kensington.
Yorktown is a mainly African American community but many Hispanics, Arabs, Asians and Caucasians call the neighborhood home as well. It is an affordable area to live in and offers easy access to major highways such as Interstate 76.
Yorktown has many different housing opportunities including two and three-story row homes, apartment complexes and condos as well as dorms for students.
Since it is located smack dab in the middle of North Philadelphia, Yorktown suffers from some crime. There is a lot of robberies and muggings that take place in the area, so it is important for residents to ban together and have each other’s backs.
Yorktown is an inexpensive area to live in but that is because it still has a long way to go before it is a more appealing section of the city. The neighborhood does have some perks, including optimal parking and affordable rent. It is also close Temple University so it has lots of night life opportunities to help cater to the students.
Pros
  • Cheap
  • Public trans
  • Near colleges
Cons
  • No parking
  • Crowded
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Welcome to The Field"

Wynnefield, also referred to as “The Field” by local residents, is a predominantly middle-class African American neighborhood located in West Philadelphia. It is bound by City Avenue to the north, 53rd Street to the south, Fairmount Park to the east and the Amtrak Main Line tracks to the west. The neighborhood is named after William Penn’s doctor, Thomas Wynne.
This largely residential area enjoys a taste of suburban living and has many tree-lined streets and large homes. It is also home to St. Joseph University, so many students live in the area as well.
Will Smith might have moved to Bellaire, but his childhood home was in Wynnefield. Another famous resident of the neighborhood is film producer Lee Daniels, who did Monster’s Ball and The Woodman.
During the 1980’s, Wynnewood suffered from high violence and drug crime because of the crack epidemic. Thanks to gentrification, the area has improved, but there are still gangs located in the southern section of the neighborhood.
Wynnewood used to be a major draw for Main Line women because of its numerous shops and boutiques. The area still has major potential and is slowly healing from the crimes it endured during the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Pros
  • Nice houses
  • Will Smith is from here
Cons
  • Crime
  • Lots of students
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
rennieparker
rennieparker "But there are still gangs located in the southern section of the neighborhood". What gangs??
Dec 28, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Adorable neighborhood"

Woodland Terrace is a cozy neighborhood located in West Philadelphia. It’s situated between Baltimore Pike, Woodland Avenue, 40th Street and 41st Street. As of 1972, the neighborhood has been considered a historic district of the city.
One of the unique characteristics about this neighborhood is the huge “Italianate twin” mansions that are located here. Most of the other houses used to be large family estates and have since been divided into multiple apartment units.
Woodland Terrance is an extremely well-kept neighborhood and residents take great pride in maintaining their yards and gardens.
Some of the close features of the area include the historic Woodlands Cemetery in which Civil War hero John Joseph Abercrombie is buried and Clark Park, which has great hills to sled down during the wintertime.
Woodland Terrance has high housing values since the area is one of the safer neighborhoods located in West Philadelphia. It is also perfect for students because it is in close proximity with University of Pennsylvania.
If you want to move to a charming little area with a homey feel, Woodland Terrace is perfect for you. Parking is not really an issue because the neighborhood is extremely small and not a lot of people lvie here.
Pros
  • Lovely houses
  • Public trans
  • Nature
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not a lot of shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Clean and green"

Wister is a residential neighborhood located in the Northwest section of Philadelphia. It is adjacent to Roxborough and Chestnut Hill and is bound by Germantown Avenue to the south, Stenton Avenue to the north, Belfield Avenue to the east and East Chelten Avenue to the west.
Due to its close proximity with Chestnut Hill, Wister is a fairly expensive area to live in. It offers many beautiful houses with unique architecture and also a clean and green environment. It is also one of the many historic parts of Philadelphia and features many buildings built in the 1800’s.
Wister is spread out, so it is hard to get around if you only have a bike or walk everywhere. This is why it is necessary to get a car or take public transportation. It will otherwise take you forever to run errands or get to the nearest bar or restaurant.
Wister is a lovely area that is perfect for families and elderly residents. It has a vibrant environment and close-knit community with clean streets and well-maintained houses. It is also a great area for young professionals or anybody who wishes to live in an upscale part of Philadelphia without the noise and dirt.
Pros
  • Historical sites
  • Pretty area
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Near a beautiful creek"

Wissahickon is a neighborhood located in the Northwest section of Philadelphia. It is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Mt. Airy, Germantown and Fairmount Park. Most of the neighborhood is located on a summit.
Wissahickon is a very unique neighborhood and is home to a large mix of ethnicities including African Americans, Asians, Latinos, Italians and Irish Americans. The area offers multiple housing sections including classic Philly brick row homes and also single and double-family houses.
The main draw to the area is Wissahickon Creek, one of the largest creeks that is located in Philadelphia. It runs for about 23 miles before emptying into the Schuylkill River. There are many parks that are centered around Wissahickon Creek and give the area a more rural feel. Residents can enjoy hiking, biking, jogging, and exploring the forests and creek-beds of the area.
Another of Wissahickon’s features is the Roxborough Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Wissahickon is a very hilly neighborhood, so take precaution when you are parking your car and be sure to leave the emergency brake on so it does not slide.
There are a couple of decent bars and restaurants in the area, but they are few and far between. Most residents head over to Fairmount to get their daily dose of fun.
Pros
  • Roxborough Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Nature
Cons
  • Hills
  • Hard to park
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Life at the top (of a hill)"

Wissahickon Hills is a largely residential neighborhood located in Northwest Philadelphia. It is bound by the neighborhoods of Germantown a Mt. Airy andnd Fairmount Park. Most of the neighborhood is extremely hilly because it is located on a summit.
Wissahickon Hills is a moderately safe area due to extreme gentrification that has happened in recent years. The neighborhood offers many different housing options including classic two and three-story brick row homes and also single and double-family houses.
The main attraction of Wissahickon Hills is Wissahickon Creek, for which the area is named after. This lovely tributary runs for about 23 miles before emptying into the Schuylkill River. There are lots of parks created around Wissahickon Creek due to the natural beauty of the area. Residents can enjoy a taste of Mother Nature and go hiking, biking or jogging on the different park trails.
Roxborough Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is also located near Wissahickon Hills.
Parts of the area are still a bit shady, but for the most part, Wissahickon Hills has good reputation for being affordable and safe. Due to the up-and-coming appeal of Fairmount and Mt. Airy, many people are considering moving to Wissahickon Hills.
Pros
  • Wissahickon Creek
  • Parks!
  • Nice homes
Cons
  • Lots of hills
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Last neighborhood before leaving the city"

Winchester Park is a large residential neighborhood located in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia. Winchester Park is one of the last neighborhoods you will enter before leaving the city limits and crossing into Montgomery County.
Due to its far proximity from Center City, Winchester Park offers a quiet and peaceful environment to its residence. The area is made up of mostly two-story row homes along with detached single and double-family homes that include yards. It has a vibrant mix of residents including Italians, Poles, African Americans, Latinos, and Asians.
If you are a younger person, you might not want to live in Winchester Park. This area is more suited for families looking for a quiet place to raise their kids or elderly residents. There is not a lot of bars or restaurant choices, making nightlife options in Winchester Park view and far between.
Everything is also spread out, so you will need a car to get to work, run errands, and get around. Public transportation is available in Winchester Park, but even the bus stops are far away from each other.
Winchester Park is great if you desire a bit of the suburban lifestyle. Its close proximity to Pennypack Park gives the area a more rural feel than other parts of Philly.
Pros
  • Nice houses
  • Close-knit
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Need a car to get places
  • Spread out
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"You wont find Leaves of Grass here"

Whitman is a predominantly African American neighborhood located in the Southeast section of Philadelphia. It is situated between Front Street to the east, Bigler Street to the south, 6th Street to the west and Snyder Avenue to the north. The neighborhood is named after the Walt Whitman Bridge that is located near it.
The area is home to 26,300 residents consisting of many different ethnic backgrounds including Asian, Latino, Irish, Italian and Polish.
Whitman offers typical two and three-story row homes as its main housing units. There are also a couple of apartment complexes in the area that provide affordable living options for residents.
Whitman is not the most appealing neighborhood to live in for young people. It’s safe and affordable, but it is a largely residential family oriented area. During baseball season, the area can see major traffic congestion due to all of the Phillies fans going to Citizens Bank Park to watch the game.
The main shopping areas of Whitman are located along Snyder Avenue. This is also the main transportation artery for the neighborhood and offers easy access to Interstate 76.
Whitman enjoys a low crime rate and can be a great place to live if you want to be somewhat removed from the action of the city.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Diverse community
  • Nice homes
Cons
  • Baseball traffic
  • Not a lot of nightlife opportunities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
JohnM9
JohnM9 According to the census and my own experience, Whitman is predominantly White, with a lot of Italians and Irish; but now there is a lot of diversity and growing. In 2000 the census shows majority caucasian, but the influx of students and young professionals have mixed it up a lot more in recent years.
Feb 01, 2016
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Nice little area in South Philly"

Wharton is a neighborhood located in South Philadelphia. It is bound by 4th Street to the east, Broad Street to the west, Tasker Street to the north and Wolf Street to the south. The area is also adjacent to the neighborhoods of Pennsport and Point Breeze.
Like any other neighborhood located in South Philadelphia, this one has its own charm. The residents come from an eclectic ethnicity mix and include Italian Americans, African Americans, Irish Americans and Cambodians.
One of the draws of the area is Dickinson Square Park, located at the intersection of 4th Street and Tasker Street. Dickinson Square Park is a popular place to play basketball, walk your dog, or take your children to go play on their playground equipment.
Wharton is a very affordable area to live in and consists mainly of two and three-story row homes. It can get a bit difficult to try and find parking since so many people live here, but everything is close together, so you might as well walk or bike from place to place.
Wharton can also get a bit dirty and stinky in some places and there are lots of stray cats in the south section of the neighborhood.
Pros
  • Great people
  • Affordable
  • Dickinson Square Park
Cons
  • Traffic
  • No parking
  • Some parts are dirty
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Taste of suburbia"

West Torresdale is an affordably priced neighorhood located in Far Northeast Philadelphia. It is situated between the Delaware River, Bensalem Township, Bucks County and Holmesburg. West Torresdale is a largely residential neighborhood and has a diverse residency including Hispanics, Polish Americans, African Americans, Italian Americans and Asian Americans.
Due to its far placement from Center City, West Torresdale has a suburban ambiance to it that many people enjoy. A lot of the houses are spread far apart and include little front yards. This makes it a quiet neighborhood but also causes residents to need a car since everything is far away.
West Torresdale still has a high crime rate. Parts of it can also be dirty. Try to keep an eye out and never walk alone at night by yourself.
The area’s main transportation artery is Roosevelt Boulevard. This road can get extremely congested during rush hour because of all of the people commuting home from work. Roosevelt Boulevard also has numerous traffic lights, which tend to hold everybody up. If you want to avoid the daily annoyance of traffic, try taking public transportation or avoid driving on Roosevelt Boulevard all together.
West Torresdale is slowly becoming a better place to live in.
Pros
  • Houses have yards
  • Affordable place to live
  • Eclectic
Cons
  • Crime in some spots
  • Areas can be dirty
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Great for students"

West Powelton is a charming little neighborhood located in the University City/West section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Spring Garden Street to the north, Market Street to the south, 38nd Street to the east and 40th Street to the west.
West Powelton has an eclectic mix of different architectural types including Victorian style twin-family homes. The houses are a main draw to the area because they are unique from the buildings that you will find anywhere else in the city. Many of the larger homes have been renovated into multiple apartment units, making West Powelton a popular place to live for young people and college students. It is also very close to Drexel University along with the city’s five other colleges and universities in the area.
West Powelton features some of the yummiest pizza joints around including Powelton Pizza, Village Pizza and California Pizza.
West Powelton is also a national historic district and offers lovely, tree lined streets that are free from litter and debris. The houses are well maintained and give off a welcoming ambiance.
There are a lot of public transportation options in West Powelton. The Market-Frankford Line and trolleys are the main two. You can also bike to get you from place to place since everything is located close together in the neighborhood.
Pros
  • Near colleges
  • Affordable place to live
  • Lots of restaurants
Cons
  • Too many college students
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"West Poplar getting more popular"

West Poplar is a neighborhood located in North Philadelphia and extremely close to Center City. It is bound by North Broad Street to the west, Girard Avenue to the north, 5th Street to the east and Spring Garden Street to the south.
The area has become a much more popular area to live in recent years due to its close proximity with China Town and Northern Liberties. More and more young professionals, artists, students and families are moving into West Poplar and creating a diverse residency made up from all kinds of ethnicity groups.
West Poplar offers many two and three-story single-family row homes as well condos and apartment complexes. A lot of the old warehouse space in the area has been renovated into high quality condos.
One of the most beautiful sites of West Poplar is the golden-topped Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, which is located at 830 North Franklin Street. There are also a lot of artistic murals waiting to be discovered on some of the buildings.
West Poplar is becoming a more appealing area to live in thanks to the serious gentrification taking place in North Liberties. In a few more years, this neighborhood will probably be very, very popular.
Pros
  • Getting better
  • Diverse community
  • Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Cons
  • Still high crime
  • Crowded
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Home of Schooly D"

West Parkside is a very historic neighborhood located in West Philadelphia. It is bound by Penn-Central Railroad tracks, 38th Street, Girard Street and Belmont Avenue.
The neighborhood is both vibrant and diverse in its architecture and residency. African Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics, Indian Americans and Asian Americans all call Parkside home. The houses and other buildings in this area are very beautiful and are elaborately decorated with brightly colored paint and unique adornments including large bay windows.
West Parkside’s main shopping attraction is Park West Town Village Shopping Center, located along North 52nd Street. It includes national tenants such as Lowe’s Home Improvement, AJ Wrights, McDonald’s and Shop Rite.
One of West Parkside’s famous residents was rapper Schooly D, who often referred to the neighborhood in his songs.
Despite the notorious reputation the neighborhood got because of Schooly D, it still maintains a rather peaceful environment. Some corners of West Parkside can be dangerous, but there has been an effort to clean up the neighborhood in recent years.
West Parkside is becoming an appealing place to live thanks to its affordable housing options, close-knit community and newly built shopping center. It is an up-and-coming neighborhood that will continue drawing in new residents.
Pros
  • Park West Town Village Shopping Center
  • Interesting architecture
  • Diverse
Cons
  • Still come crime
  • Spread out
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Getting better for families"

West Oak Lane is an extremely diverse neighborhood that is located in the Northwest section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Ogontz Avenue to the north, East Mount Airy to the east, Montgomery County to the west and East Oak Lane to the southeast. West Oak Lane is commonly nicknamed W.O.L. and Uptown by its younger residents.
The area’s residence are predominantly middle class African American but there are also many Irish Americans, Polish Americans and Hispanics in the neighborhood. There is a large selection of different types of homes in West Oak Lane including two-story row homes, detached houses with small yards, apartments and condos. In 2005, the median home sale price was $113,200.
Though the area has gotten better, there is still a large presence of crime in West Oak Lane. Officer Charles Cassidy, a well-respected policeman, was shot and killed while on duty at a Dunkin’ Donuts in West Oak Lane.
The area is largely residential and most of it is spread out, so it is recommended that you get a car or bike to get around. There are some national chain stores located in West Oak Lane, but it is not the best appear for shopping or dining out.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Houses with yards
  • Good for families
Cons
  • Still come crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
NYC
NYC West Oak Lane is not extremely diverse. It is one of the more homogenous neighborhoods in Philly. It's probably 99% black. There are NO Irish or Polish Americans in the area. They moved out in the early '70s. In fact, it is very rare for a white person to walk through the streets of WOL because they are too scared for good reason. Many of the black people in WOL hate white people and would give them dirty looks or, at worst, assault them if they walked through. Trust me, I've experienced it. I was born there in 1973 and my family moved out a few years later. Try going to the Cheltenham Mall if you are white. See how welcome the people are to you.
2yrs+
CaesarH
CaesarH Well, we're pretty nice to the Asian people living on our street. Maybe you just caught one racist person and decided that everyone was like that? It's pretty safe here during the day, but I guess you can vouch for most white people by saying the fact that they are all too scared to come here (even though I see them everyday here)? Get a life please!
2yrs+
NYC
NYC When I say West Oak Lane, I mean the area between Broad and Walnut, and Cheltenham and Stenton. Very few white people live there. My guess would be less than 20 white people live there and they are mainly old folks who never left. My experience in WOL as a child was a cop driving up to me and telling me to go back to my neighborhood because I "could get killed." I know that most of the people in WOL are not racist but there are angry, desperate people there who do not like whites in the hood. Maybe it's better than it used to be, as far as I understand, it still has a high burglary rate and there are at least a dozen murders there each year, mainly because of drug conflicts. But you know better than me because you live there so I respect that. I hope someday it becomes diverse again with all kinds of people.
2yrs+
NancyG
NancyG I grew up on Andrews Avenue, a few doors down from Pflaumer's Ice Cream Parlor on Ogontz Avenue. My grandparents lived on Forest Avenue, about half a block north of Andrews Avenue. This was the 50s and it felt like Heaven to a little girl, with Pflaumer's, another ice cream parlor on Ogontz by the movie theater, a 5&10, two movie theaters and yes, a front and back yard. One block south of Andrews was a penny candy store. My grandparents stayed longer than we did as we moved to Oreland. My grandparents were the first on Forest to have A-A neighbors and those neighbors were wonderful to my grandparents, helping out in any way possible and my grandmom would reciprocate with her wonderful baked goods. What a shame that all people can't interact in that manner. When I lived in Milwaukee after marriage to a med student, we were in a mixed neighborhood and had absolutely no trouble. It seems someone has to be a bad egg in otherwise good situations. Hope to see WOL come back fully.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Vibrant and diverse"

West Mount Airy is a neighborhood located in the North section of Philadelphia. The neighborhood has a very hazy boundary line between itself and neighboring areas, but the common consensus is that Johnson Street binds it to the west.
West Mount Airy is a very pretty area and offers lots of pleasant housing options including two and three-story row homes, apartment complexes and condos. It is situated near Fairmount Park, which is the largest urban park in the entire country. Fairmount Park offers a plethora of things to do including jogging, biking, hiking and roller-skating. It allows city residents to get a taste of nature.
West Mount Airy does not have a high crime rate and enjoys a diverse residency made up of African Americans, Caucasians and Hispanics.
Parking can be an issue in this area because it is very hilly. The streets are also somewhat narrow and that combination can become a pain. If you choose to live in this area, it is recommended that you walk, bike or take public transportation so that you do not have to find a parking space all of the time.
West Mount Airy is a nice part of the city and offers a lot to the people that live there
Pros
  • Lovely houses
  • Fairmount Park
  • Diversity
Cons
  • Getting expensive
  • Spread out
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Slowly getting better"

West Kensington is a neighborhood situated in the Lower Northeast section Philadelphia. It is bordered by Front Street to the west, Erie Avenue to the north and Trenton Avenue to the east. West Kensington is one of the smaller neighborhoods located in Kensington, along with Lower Kensington, Fishtown and Harrowgate.
West Kensington has a diverse population but is largely made up of Polish Americans, African Americans, Irish Americans Italian Americans, and Hispanic Americans including Puerto Ricans and Dominicans.
The area is a largely residential neighborhood and offers many housing opportunities including row homes, condos and apartment complexes. There is not much shopping to do in this area but the major retail strip is located at the intersection of Kensington Avenue and Allegheny Avenue. This is also the major transportation zone of the area and includes the Frankford Elevated portion of the Market-Frankford Line which runs on top of Kensington Avenue and SEPTA buses routes 3, 5 and 60.
Even though West Kensington is seeing some gentrification occur in the area, it still suffers from a high crime rate. Be sure to keep an eye out and be aware of your surroundings.
West Kensington is very affordable and is a great spot for families on a budget.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Plenty of parking
  • Diverse
Cons
  • Still come crime
  • Some places are dirty
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Great area to live - if you can afford it"

Washington Square is an attractive neighborhood located in Center City, Philadelphia. It is bound by 7th Street to the east, South Street to the south, Broad Street to the west and Walnut Street to the north. The neighborhood is named after Washington Park, one of the most historic public parks in the city.
It is one of the more hip and trendy areas of the city and is extremely appealing to young people. There is a variety of shopping and dining opportunities in Washington Square as well as bars and cafes. It is also home to the University of the Arts which means that a lot of odd-looking art students can be seen riding their bikes around the neighborhood.
Since Washington Square is so appealing, it also comes with an expensive price tag. There are a lot of luxury apartments, condos, and two and three-story row homes in the area.
The streets are mostly well maintained and some of the smaller roads are tree-lined. Parking can be a bit of a problem since a lot of people live in Washington Square. I recommend that you walk or bike when necessary and also take public transportation if you don’t have the patience to try and find parking every time you drive.
Pros
  • Tons of shops and restaurants
  • Everything is close by
  • Clean
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Parking is a nightmare
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Desirable place to live"

Walnut Hill is a neighborhood located in the West section of Philadelphia. It is bound by 45th Street to the east, 52nd Street to the west, Market Street to the north and Spruce Street to the south.
The area enjoys a vibrant and diverse collection of residents including Italian Americans, African Americans, Middle Easterners and Asians. There is a growing Muslim presence within the community due to the Masjid Jam'ia mosque being located at the intersection of 43rd and Walnut. There are also a lot of students in the area due to Walnut Hill’s close proximity with six of the city’s colleges and universities.
There are plenty of housing opportunities in Walnut Hill which include two and three-story row homes as well as a few apartment and condo complexes. It is a quiet area and does not have a lot of crime, which makes it an extra desirable location for young people who are looking for a safe and affordable area to live in.
Walnut Hill’s large houses and tree lined streets make it pleasant. A lot of the area is spread apart, so investing in a car or bike is a good idea. The SEPTA Market-Frankford Line also provides public transportation services to the neighborhood.
Pros
  • Pretty houses
  • Near colleges
  • Great for students
Cons
  • Some areas can be bad
  • Far from Center City
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Tons of things to do"

Upper Roxborough is a neighborhood located in the far Northwest section of Philadelphia. It is situated between Wissahickon Creek to the northeast , the Schuylkill River to the southwest, and East Falls to the east.
Upper Roxborough has an eclectic mix of people who call it home. The area has a largely middleclass Caucasian residency but more in recent years, a lot more Africans Americans and Hispanics have moved to the neighborhood. There are many different housing options in Upper Roxborough including two and three-story row homes, single and twin-family houses, apartment complexes and condos.
A lot of the stores and homes are located close together, so it’s easy to get around by walking or biking. If you want to take public trans, Roxborough offers easy access to other parts of Philadelphia with many bus and train routes including the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line.
Upper Roxborough has a small town charm thanks to its tree lined streets and manicured front lawns. Its residents help to keep the neighborhood clean and green by being close-knit and looking out for one aonther.
Upper Roxborough is a new up-and-coming neighborhood that has a lot to offer. You’d be proud to call it your home.
Pros
  • Public trans
  • Parks!
  • Up-and-coming
Cons
  • Getting expensive
  • Parking not so great
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Some crime, but overall a nice area"

Upper Kensington is a neighborhood located between the Lower Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Erie Avenue to the north, Trenton Avenue to the east and Front Street to the west.
The area has a diverse residency that is mostly made up of Italian Americans, Irish Americans, African Americans, Polish Americans and Hispanic Americans including Dominicans and Puerto Ricans.
Even though Upper Kensington is mainly a residential area, it does offer plenty of shopping opportunities. The main retail section of the area is located at the intersection of Kensington Avenue and Allegheny Avenue. In addition, this is also the major transportation zone of Upper Kensington and includes the Frankford Elevated portion of the Market-Frankford Line as well as SEPTA buses routes 3, 5 and 60.
Upper Kensington is still an up-and-coming section of Philadelphia and is no stranger to crime. One of the most vicious crime sprees the area saw happened in 2010 when a man known as the Kensington Strangler raped and murdered three women and seriously injured a handful of others.
Upper Kensington enjoys a hopping nightlife and features some affordable bars, including Atlantis, which features a huge fish tank behind the bar and great service.
Pros
  • Diverse community
  • Cheap
  • Lots of parking
Cons
  • Still crime
  • Some parts are very dirty
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Like Holmesburg, only more north"

Upper Holmesburg is a historic neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Roosevelt Boulevard to the west, Torresdale Avenue to the north and the Delaware River to the east. The area got its name after John Holmes, a local land owner from the 1600’s.
The neighborhood is one of the more pleasant places to live in Philly and features many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered including Frankford Avenue Bridge, which is an old Parisian-styled stone bridge that is built over Pennypack Creek.
Public transportation in Upper Holmesburg makes it easy for residents to get around. You can get to Center City by way of SEPTA’s Trenton Line. The main arteries of the neighborhood are Cottman Avenue/PA 73 and Academy Road, both of which provide easy access to Interstate 95.
One of the main draws of Upper Holmesburg is Pennypack Park. This large municipal park offers plenty of trails for hiking, biking and jogging as well as bridle paths for horseback riding. It is one of prettiest parks in Philadelphia and offers city dwellers a taste of the country.
Upper Holmesburg offers lots of nice homes including row homes, single-family homes and double-family homes.
Pros
  • Close to major highways
  • Clean and quiet
  • Pennypack Park
Cons
  • Getting expensive
  • Need car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Hip, trendy and diverse"

University City is a funky little neighborhood located in West Philadelphia. It is bound by 29th Street to the east, 50th Street to the west, Spring Garden Street to the North and Woodland Avenue to the south. It is named after the six colleges and universities located in the area including University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.
It is one of the most diverse areas of the city and is home to families, young professionals, artists and students. It is one of the prettier architectural parts of Philadelphia and offers ornately adorned houses with candy colored paint and wide front porches, tree lined streets and well kept yards.
University City is a social hub that offers plenty of shopping and dining opportunities. There are also a lot of museums and art galleries located in the area which offer unique opportunities for those that choose to visit them.
The neighborhood is also home to some of the most prestigious medical industries in the world and offers first class services to its citizens.
Traffic can get really bad in this section of the city, but everything is super close together, so riding a bike is no problem at all.
University City is definitely a neighborhood worth checking out!
Pros
  • College neighborhood
  • Public trans
  • Fun area to live
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Noisy
  • Students everywhere
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Getting better but still not there yet"

Torresdale is a neighborhood located in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is bound by the Delaware River, Bucks County, Bensalem Township and Holmesburg. Torresdale is a largely residential neighborhood and is home to an eclectic mix of people including African Americans, Italian Americans, Irish Americans, Polish Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanics.
Torresdale enjoys a suburban feel since it is located so far away from the center of the city. A lot of houses are spread out and even offer front yards. This makes the neighborhood a quiet one that is perfect for families, retirees or anybody looking for some peace and quiet.
That’s not to say that Torresdale is without its disadvantages. The area used to have a higher crime rate, but thanks to gentrification, a lot of the neighborhood has improved dramatically. A lot of people want to move to this area because of the affordable prices and more tranquil feel.
Torresdale can get a bit congested during rush hour traffic. This is because it is one of the last neighborhoods you go through before you leave the city’s borders. A lot of people who live in Bucks County and work in Philly will drive through this area on their way home from work. So it is advised to take public transportation when you can.
Pros
  • Getting better
  • Nice houses
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Still crime
  • Need car
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Templetown - the land of students"

Temple University, also referred to as “Templetown,” is a neighborhood located in North Philadelphia. It is named After Temple University, one of the most well known schools in Pennsylvania. The area is bound by 17th Street to the west, West Susquehanna Avenue to the north, Oxford Street to the south and 12th Street to the east.
The area has a large population of both low income African Americans and students. It is a busy section of the city due to its close proximity with the university. There are a lot of affordable housing options including spacious three-story row homes, apartment complexes, condos, and also plenty of student housing.
Temple University isn’t the greatest area of the city. If you’re a student, it’s recommended that you don’t venture out at night by yourself. The stretch of the neighborhood that runs along Broad Street is one of the busier sections and offers a lot of shopping opportunities, bars and a huge movie theater.
Everything in Temple University is close together so getting from place to place by walking or biking is simple. There is also a lot of public transportation options in this section of Philadelphia so getting to other parts of the city is also easy.
Pros
  • College neighborhood
  • Inexpensive
Cons
  • Not a lot of parking
  • High crime
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
alisha-alexandera
alisha-alexandera "Low income African Americans and students", why is this and exclusive part of information to include in a review and emphasized in that way?
Jun 09, 2017
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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
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"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
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Mostly residential"

Somerton is a neighborhood located in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is situated between Roosevelt Boulevard to the east, the border of Montgomery County to the west, Red Lion Road to the south and East County Line Road to the north.
Somerton is a largely residential neighborhood and offers many different types of housing units including row homes, single-family houses, twin-family houses and a few apartment complexes. Most of the houses make ideal homes for families because they are set back from the street and have spacious front yards.
Somerton is a predominantly white, middle class neighborhood but more and more African Americans and Hispanics have moved to the area, adding to the eclectic ethnic mix.
Due to its far proximity from Center City, the area is low on crime and mostly well kept. Residents enjoy a taste of the suburbs as well as a quiet and peaceful neighborhood to live in.
Somerset does not offer a lot of shopping opportunities since it is mostly residential. The main shopping corridors can be found on Roosevelt Boulevard as well as Red Lion Road.
During rush hour, Roosevelt Boulevard tends to be bumper to bumper traffic, so if you do move to Somerset, consider taking public trans to work.
Pros
  • Nice houses
  • Suburnan feel
  • Low crime
Cons
  • Spread out
  • Boring if you're young
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Learn how to double park"

South Philadelphia, also referred to lovingly as “South Philly” by the locals, is a neighborhood bound by South Street to the north, the Schuylkill River to the west and the Delaware River to the south and east. It’s a predominantly white neighborhood and has an eclectic mix of Italian Americans, Irish Americans, African Americans, Hispanics and Asian Americans.
South Philly is a neighborhood unlike any other in the city. It has its own personality that definitely shines through when you come into contact with the locals. All of the residents are extremely close-knit and treat each other like family. Crime rate in some parts of the area can be high, but neighbors have each other’s backs and help out when they can.
Parking in South Philadelphia can be a miserable event. It is an unwritten rule that residents can double park on the streets, sometimes blocking a car in on all sides. If you are not familiar with the routine, you will not know how to handle this bizarre occurrence.
Nightlife in South Philly can be super fun and there are a ton of bars to visit. South Street is one of the primary destinations for young people and features plenty of shops, restaurants and other draws.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Lots of bars and restaurants
  • Nice people
Cons
  • Can get dirty
  • Parking can be an issue
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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Southwark, also known as Pennsport, is a neighborhood located in the southeastsection of Philadelphia. It’s named after the borough of Southwark in London and is situated between Columbus Ave, Washington Avenue, 6th Street and Queen Street.
Southwark is a predominantly middleclass white neighborhood but a lot of African Americans have moved into the area, mainly around the west side of the neighborhood where brand new low-income housing units were built.
The neighborhood offers some of the most stunning architecture found in the city. A lot of the row homes feature large bay windows and ornate decorative accents with brightly colored paint. If you look closely you will also be able to observe the glass mosaics on the side of some buildings done by local artist Isaiah Zagar.
Southwark offers many bar and restaurant opportunities that draw in a large crowd on the weekends. This can make parking difficult but since everything is located so close together, you can easily walk or bike wherever you need to go.
Other draws to the area is Washington Square Park and Dickinson Square Park. These are both great places to walk your dogs.
The area is quite lovely but some parts can get a bit filthy because of all of the people that live there. If you want to experience everything South Philly has to offer, Southwark is definitely the place to be.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Parks!
  • Some good bars
Cons
  • Parking can be hard to find
  • Parks are still bad
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Near the colleges"

Southwest Cedar Park is a neighborhood located in West Philadelphia. It is bound by Larchwood Avenue, 52nd Street and 46th Street.
It is an extremely ethnically diverse part of the city and is home to low income African Americans, Hispanics and whites. More and more students are moving to the area because of the affordable housing options and close proximity to Drexel and University of Pennsylvania.
Southwest Cedar Park features some of the most unique architecture in Philadelphia. A lot of the houses were originally built as family homes for rich people who wanted to live on the outskirts of the city in the early 1800’s. Since then, these elaborately structured homes have been split up into multiple apartment units. Most of the buildings still offer huge front porches and large bay windows where residents enjoy sitting during the warm months.
Nightlife is limited in Southwest Cedar Park, but there are a few hole-in-the-wall bars to discover if you look hard enough. The area is spread out and located far away from Center City, so it is recommended that you invest in a car or bike. Public transportation is relatively easy to navigate and includes trolleys and SEPTA.
Pros
  • Lovely houses with porches
  • Near parks
Cons
  • No parking
  • Need a bike or car
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"G-Ho is moving on up"

super fun neighborhood in Philadelphia to live in is Southwest Center City, also known as Graduate Hospital, G-Ho, or Schuylkill Southwest. This neighborhood is bound by South Street to the north, Broad Street to the east, Washington Avenue to the south and the Schuylkill River to the west.
The area is mostly compromised of 19th and 20th century three-story row homes. Southwest Center City has undergone extreme gentrification in recent years and a lot of the homes are brand new and quite beautiful. A lot of young professionals and students have moved to the area because of the affordable living opportunities and easy access to bars and restaurants.
There are a few notable bars in Southwest Center City, including Grace Tavern and the Side Car. Grace Tavern was recently ranked #1 on Philadelphia Weekly’s list of the Top 50 Bars in the city and the Side Car offers a yummy assortment of brunch food and great drink specials throughout the week.
There aren’t a lot of parks in the area. The main one is located on Christian and 21st and is basically just a glorified lot with one tree. During the summer, bands play here and other events take place.
Pros
  • Grace Tavern
  • New houses being built
  • Younger crowd
Cons
  • No parking
  • Still some crime
  • No parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Pretty area of the city"

Spring Garden is a neighborhood located in the Center City section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Fairmont Avenue to the north, 15th Street to the east, 24th Street to the west and Spring Garden Street to the south.
Spring Garden is primarily resided in by young professionals and students but it also has a diverse ethnic residency of African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanics. There are many nice housing options in this area including two and three-story row homes, condos and apartment complexes. One of the more unique living options are industrial styled lofts that are located inside of resurrected warehouses.
Spring Garden is a more expensive area of the city to live in but enjoys a relatively low crime rate and plenty of fun nightlife activities. Some of the areas can be a bit shady at night, such as the corner of 17th Street and Fairmont.
Parking can sometimes be difficult to find in Spring Garden so it is recommended that you walk, ride a bike or take public transportation whenever possible.
The neighborhood is extremely friendly and residents tend to look out for one another. Spring Garden is a nice area to move to if you can afford the high price tag.
Pros
  • Unique housing units
  • Nice neighbors
Cons
  • Not a lot of parking
  • Getting expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Great area for students"

Spruce Hill, located in West Philadelphia, is one of the most ethnically diverse in the area. It is bound by 40th Street to the east, 46th Street to the west, Market Street to the north and Woodland Avenue to the south.
Out of the 16,000 people that live there, most come from an eclectic range of ethnicities. Many African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Caucasians live there. Spruce Hill is seeing more and more students move to the area since its close proximity to Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.
One of the main draws of the area is Clark Park, a 9.1 acre park located on Woodland Avenue and 43rd Street. It is one of the nicer parks in West Philly and is a popular spot to go during the winter because it offers perfect hills for sledding.
Spruce Hill does not offer many shopping opportunities but they do have some terrific bars, including Mill Creek Tavern which hosts live bands throughout the week.
It is recommended that you get a bike or car if you choose to move to Spruce Hill because everything is spread out. Public transportation is also available and includes SEPTA buses and trolleys.
Pros
  • Clark Park
  • Millcreek Tavern
  • Sledding hills
Cons
  • Students taking over
  • Spread out
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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
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"Has a lot of potential"

Strawberry Mansion is a neighborhood located in the North section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Lehigh Avenue to the north, Oxford Street to the south, 29th Street to the east and 33rd Street to the west.
The neighborhood is largely African American but more and more Hispanics and Asian Americans are moving there due to its affordable housing prices. The general median home sale price in Strawberry Mansion is $48,000.
Strawberry Mansion suffers from a high crime rate, but gentrification has been taking place in the western and southern sides of the neighborhood. There is still a significant amount of clean-up that needs to be done including rebuilding dilapidated houses and abandoned lots.
Parts of Strawberry Mansion are filthy and are overrun by stray cats and garbage in the streets. There is a lot of potential in this neighborhood because it does offer some great shopping and nightlife opportunity as well as easy access to Interstate 76. It’s neighbor, Brewerytown, has seen beautification and an increase in housing prices over the last several years, so Strawberry Mansion is right on the border of becoming the next big thing in Philadelphia.
If you are drawn to diamonds in the rough, check this neighborhood out.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Gentrification
Cons
  • High crime
  • Bad housing conditions
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Affordable place to live"

Summerdale is a neighborhood located in the North section of Philadelphia. It is situated between East Wyoming Avenue to the south, Front Street to the west, Roosevelt Boulevard to the west and Cottman Avenue to the north.
Summerdale is a largely residential neighborhood and offers many different housing options including row homes, single-family houses and twin-family houses. The area also has a few affordable apartment complexes and condos.
Summerdale is predominantly an African American neighborhood but there are also Hispanics, Asian Americans, Irish Americans, Italian Americans and Polish Americans who call the area home.
Since it is a largely residential area, a lot of Summerdale is spaced out. This means that you need to have a car to easily get around. A bike might suffice too. The public transportation system in Summerdale includes SEPTA buses that will take you all over the northeast as well as into Center City.
Even though it is a residential neighborhood, Summerdale does have a large crime rate including robberies and muggings. This makes it essential to always be on the lookout and make sure your car doors and house is always locked.
Summerdale is a good area to live in if you are on a tight budget.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Parking
  • Big houses
Cons
  • High crime
  • Far from everything
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Life on the Hill can be fun (and expensive)"

Society Hill is a pricey neighborhood located in Center City, Philadelphia. It is bound by Walnut Street to the north, Front Street to the east, Lombard Street to the south and 7th Street to the west.
The neighborhood is made up of mostly white, upper class professionals who enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life. The charming 18th and 19th century brick architecture makes Society Hill have a small town charm but the Society Hill Towers, two luxury high rise apartment buildings, remind you that you’re still in the city.
Society Hill is one of the safer neighborhoods in Philadelphia. It is also impeccably clean and offers plenty of shopping and dining opportunities. There are also numerous historic landmarks nearby.
There isn’t a lot of parking available in Society Hill, so it’s recommended that you walk or bike. The area is close together, so you’ll have no problem getting from place to place without a vehicle.
If you enjoy a cozy neighborhood that also features the fun of the city, Society Hill is perfect for you. Just be sure to prepare yourself for the high rent prices and limited parking availability or else you’ll have a huge conniption fit.
Pros
  • Near everything
  • Shopping
  • Clean
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No parking
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Charming area for young professionals"

Roxborough is a neighborhood located in the Northwest section of Philadelphia. It is bound by the Schuylkill River to the southwest, Wissahickon Creek to the northeast and East Falls to the east.
The area has a predominantly middleclass Caucasian residency but more and more African Americans and Hispanics are moving to the area due to its appealing location and gentrification occurring in the neighborhood. Roxborough offers many different housing options including row homes, single-family and twin-family houses, apartment complexes and condos.
It is easy to get around Roxborough if you have a car or even a bike because everything is so close together. If you choose to take public transportation, Roxborough offers easy access to Center City with numerous bus routes as well as the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line.
A lot of young professionals and students live in the area. Roxborough caters perfectly to its young crowd by offering plenty of nightlife opportunities such as bars and restaurants. It also has a small town charm thanks to its tree lined streets and manicured front lawns.
If you want to live in a hip part of the city that is away from the traffic, Roxborough could be the perfect neighborhood for you.
Pros
  • Pretty area
  • Safe
  • Parks!
Cons
  • No parking
  • Getting expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Sitting on the dock of [the Delaware]"

Riverfront is the term used to describe the area of Philadelphia that is situated along the Delaware River. The neighborhood runs the length of Columbus Boulevard and Delaware Avenue and includes many luxury high rise apartments and condos.
Due to its close proximity with the river, Riverfront can get a tad smelly in the summertime. The Delaware River isn’t the cleanest tributary in the world and carries along a lot of garbage with it and maybe even Jimmy Hoffa’s body.
Riverfront offers a lot of dining and nightlife opportunities. Since it runs along the eastern border of the city, residents have quick and easy access to a lot of other Philly attractions. The Moshulu, located on Delaware Avenue, is a restaurant that is built on an old war ship. They have a large selection of tempting seafood and other lip-smacking fare. Dave & Buster’s, an adult arcade, restaurant and bar, is also located on Delaware Avenue and is a great place to go for fun and games.
Parking is limited in Riverfront but it offers a unique place to live since it’s very close to the river. House prices range from $230,000 to $250,000 and are often very well kept.
Pros
  • On the water
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Pretty homes
Cons
  • No parking
  • You can smell Jersey from across the river
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Where the rich go to play"

Rittenhouse is the beating heart of Philadelphia. Located in Center City, this pretty and pricey neighborhood puts everything the city has to offer right at your fingertips. It is bound by 18th Street to the east, Walnut Street to the north, Rittenhouse Square South and Rittenhouse Square West.
The area is mostly inhabited by professionals and features many high rise residences, gorgeous homes and luxury apartments. It’s also one of the main shopping hubs in Philly and has a Barnes & Noble, Anthropologie and many other high end retailers.
The main draw of Rittenhouse is its park, Rittenhouse Square. This is one of the more historic parks in Philadelphia and is a popular hangout spot for people of all walks of life in the spring and summer seasons. The park offer walking trails, a fountain, and doggie-bag dispensers to help you clean up after your pooch.
Rittenhouse is a very pricy neighborhood and parking is really limited. It can also get noisy during the weekend thanks to the many bars and restaurants in the area. If you would like to experience city life at its best, Rittenhouse might be a good choice for you. Just be prepared to pay lots of bills.
Pros
  • Beautiful park
  • Nie houses
  • Near everything
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Lots of traffic
  • No parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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
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"Stay classy, Rising Sun"

Rising Sun-Tiago is a neighborhood located in North Philadelphia. Adjacent to Nicetown, Rising Sun-Tiago is bound by Broad Street to the east, Allegheny Avenue to the south, Roberts Avenue to the northwest and Wingohocking Street to the north.
The area is made up of mostly lower income African American residents however many Hispanics and Asian Americans are moving into the area. Rising Sun-Tiago suffers from extreme poverty and as a result, has a high crime rate and a lot of abandoned and dilapidated houses. Most of the neighborhood is extremely dirty and you wouldn’t want to be caught walking in the streets after dark.
Rising Sun-Tiago is an extremely affordable place to live in, but I do not recommend trying to find a home there. The neighborhood offers many row homes and a couple of apartment complexes, but most of the housing facilities you find there aren’t in the best shape.
Back in the day, Hunting Park used to be an area draw for summer concerts and other outdoor events, but that’s long gone. The residents of Rising Sun-Tiago have tried to beautify the neighborhood, but they still have a long way to go.
Rising Sun-Tiago has potential. It just needs a lot of TLC.
Pros
  • Affordable
Cons
  • High Crime
  • Bad housing units
  • Trash
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Lots of families"

Rhawnhurst is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Pennypack Creek to the north, Cottman Avenue to the south, Roosevelt Boulevard to the east and Pennyway Street to the west.
Named after George and William Rhawn who were local real estate developers, Rhawnhurst is a largely residential neighborhood. This makes it made up of mostly houses and offers very little shopping opportunities. The main retail hubs of the neighborhood are Bell’s Corner Shopping Center, the Roosevelt Mall and Cottman Bustleton Center.
Rhawnhurst is a quiet neighborhood consisting of mostly families. The residents come from many different spiritual backgrounds, so you’re going to find that the area is home to a lot of different churches including The Church of Resurrection of Our Lord and Philadelphia First Church of the Nazarene.
The major draw of Rhawnhurst is Pennypack Park. This park offers a lot of recreational activities including jogging, biking and hiking. Bradford Park, located near the Roosevelt Mall, is the perfect place to take your dog for a stroll or a romp in their dog park.
There are several SEPTA lines in Rhawnhurst and provide direct connections to the Market-Frankford Line as well as the El.
Pros
  • Lots of parks
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Spread out
  • Not a lot of shops
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Fit for royalty"

Queens Village is one of the pricier yet prettier neighborhoods located in South Philadelphia. Adjacent to the neighborhood of Bella Vista, Queens Village is bound by Washington Avenue to the south, South Street to the north, the Delaware River to the east and 6th Street to the west.
The area is predominantly Caucasian but does have some African American and Hispanic residents. Queens Village consists mainly of row homes and a couple of houses have been created into multiple apartment units.
Due to its close proximity to South Street, parking can be a problem in Queens Village. On the weekends, the area can get fairly loud from the ruckus caused by all of the bars letting out on South Street.
Most of the area is very pleasant, however, and offers multiple bars, restaurants and shopping opportunities. Some of the nightlife destinations worth checking out in this area include Tattoo Mom’s, located on 6th and South and Manny Brown’s, which features an awesome draft beer selection. Since everything is so close, you can either walk or bike everywhere.
The only shady corner of the neighborhood is located at the intersection of 5th and Carpenter Streets, which was listed as number nine in a 2007 list of Philadelphia’s top ten recreational drug corners.
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Lots of nightlife options
  • Shopping
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No parking
  • Drug corner on 5th and Carpenter
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Go west, young man"

Powelton Village is a neighborhood located in the University City section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Market Street to the south, Spring Garden Street to the north, 32nd Street to the east and 40th Street to the west.
Powelton Village is an extremely pretty residential neighborhood and features a lot of Victorian style twin-family homes. It has a large population of younger residents due to its close proximity to Drexel University. The area also has many African American and Hispanic residents.
There are a lot of nightlife and dining opportunities in Powelton Village that are very affordable. Some of the key restaurants include Powelton Pizza, Mad Greeks, Stan Deli, Green Line Café, Village Pizza and California Pizza.
The area is a national historic district and offers some of the most scenic architecture in Philadelphia. The houses are beautifully maintained and the tree-lined streets create a charming ambiance.
It is fairly easy to get around Powelton Village thanks to public trans including the Market-Frankford Line and easily accessible trolleys. You can also you a bike to get you from place to place since everything is located close together in the neighborhood.
Powelton Village is a cute area to live and is ideal for young people.
Pros
  • Great for college kids
  • Lots of shops
Cons
  • Crowded area
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Port Fishington"

Port Richmond is a neighborhood located in the lower Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Trenton Avenue to the west, the Delaware River to the east, Leigh Avenue to the north and Interstate 95 to the south. It is adjacent to Kensington and Fishtown so the area is also sometimes referred to as "Port Fishington."
The neighborhood is largely dominated by Polish Americans and also has a sizable Irish American, German American and Italian American residency. It is a predominantly residential neighborhood but does offer many dining and nightlife opportunities in the neighboring areas such as Fishtown and Northern Liberties. There are also a lot of corner stores that are locally owned and sell food and other essentials.
Port Richmond has mainly row homes but also offers a couple of apartment complexes. It is very easy to get around the neighborhood on foot or on a bicycle due to everything being so close together.
Port Richmond does not have a very substantial crime rate, which makes it a more appealing area of the city to live in. It also features some of the most beautiful churches in Philadelphia including St. Adabert Church on Allegheny Avenue.
Port Richmond is perfect for families, young professionals and anybody else who wants to live in a safe neighborhood.
Pros
  • Nice people
  • Lots of little shops
  • Homey feel
Cons
  • Crime increasing
  • Not a lot of parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Dont get out of your car"

Point Breeze is a neighborhood located in Southwest Philadelphia and is bound by Washington Avenue to the north, Broad Street to the east, 25th Street to the west and Mifflin Street to the south. It is adjacent to Grays Ferry.
The neighborhood, named for its location west of the Schuylkill River, is a predominantly African American section of the city and suffers from a large crime problem. There are also many dilapidated homes in the area as well as abandoned lots and feral cats. It’s not a neighborhood that you would want to walk through at night or even venture into during the day.
Point Breeze offers very affordable housing opportunities due to it not being a very appealing area to live in. Though there have been some efforts to revitalize the neighborhood, Point Breeze is still not a very worthwhile place to live.
It is mainly a residential area and offers few shopping opportunities. The main shopping center for Point Breeze is located on Grays Ferry Avenue at 25th Street and features a super market and several other large chain stores.
If you happen to drive through Point Breeze, my advice to you is to just keep on driving. There’s really no point in stopping for a visit.
Pros
  • Affordable to live
  • Lots of parking
Cons
  • High crime
  • Dirty
  • Feral cats
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Take a dip in their pool"

Pennypack Woods is a neighborhood located in Northeast Philadelphia and adjacent to the Pennypack Park neighborhood. The neighborhood offers a taste of both city and suburban life and is a predominantly a residential area that is home to African Americans, Polish Americans, Irish Americans and Hispanics.
The area features an eclectic selection of housing opportunities including apartments, condos, row homes, single-family homes and double-family homes. Some of the houses are set back from the road and offer large front yards, perfect for families with young children.
One of the biggest features of the area is Pennypack Park. Pennypack Park is one of the biggest municipal parks in Philadelphia and features hiking and biking trails as well as bridle paths for horseback riding. Pennypack Creek runs through the park and Pennypack Woods, which the neighborhood is named after, surrounds the park.
Another draw of the area is the Pennypack Woods Swim Club which offers a spacious community swimming for members to swim in to enjoy some relief from the scorching summer heat.
Pennypack Woods is a quiet neighborhood that features a taste of suburban living. It is spread out and there aren’t many shops, so you need a car to get around.
Pros
  • Pennypack Park
  • Pennypack Woods Swim Club
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Spread out
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Absolutely lovely neighborhood"

My mom grew up here so Pennypack Park will always have a spot in my heart. It's located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia and is situated between the Northeast Philadelphia Airport and Pennypack Park. It enjoys an eclectic mix of ethnic groups including Caucasians, African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanics.
The area is a largely residential neighborhood and offers some of the prettiest houses in the entire city including row homes, single-family homes and double-family homes. There are also a couple of apartment complexes and condos scattered throughout Pennypack Park.
One of the biggest draws of the area is Pennypack Park, for which the neighborhood is named. Pennypack Park is one of the largest municipal parks found in Northeast Philadelphia and offers a setting for a large variety of recreational activities, including jogging, biking and hiking as well as bridle paths for horseback riding. Pennypack Creek runs through the park and eventually leads into the Delaware River.
Pennypack Park is on the pricier side because it is a quiet neighborhood that features a taste of suburban living. Shops and restaurants are spread far apart so it is recommended that you have a car to get from place to place. Crime is relatively low here but as in any city, it is good to keep an eye out and be cautious.
Pros
  • Pennypack Park
  • Nice homes
  • Great community
Cons
  • Some crime
  • Need car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"My favorite neighborhood in Philly"

Passyunk is a neighborhood located in South Philadelphia. Named after the bizarre avenue that cuts diagonally through the city, Passyunk is bound by 6th Street to the east, Broad Street to the west, Taster Street to the south and Washington Avenue to the north.
It is a predominantly white neighborhood and offers many shops, restaurants and bars. One of the main draws of the area is Geno’s and Pat’s, two of the most famous cheesesteak providers in the city. The P.O.P.E. (Pub on Passyunk) is also one of the more popular nightlife venues and features tons of different yummy beers on tap. Passyunk Square, located near the intersection of Tasker and 11th Streets, also provides residents with a pretty fountain and shopping opportunities. Acme is located there as well as a CVS.
Even though it is an attractive place to live, housing prices in Passyunk remain affordable. The crime rate in this neighborhood is relatively low and it is the perfect place to live for young professionals, artists and college students.
Parking can be a bit bothersome, so if you own a bike, I would suggest that you ride that around instead of your car. It also gets very buy near Geno’s on weekend nights, which is located on 11th and Federal, so avoid that at all costs.
Pros
  • Lots of bars and restaurants
  • Caters to young people
  • Can walk or bike everywhere
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No parking ever
  • Can get loud
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Near a huge mall"

Parkwood Manor is a neighborhood located in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is one of the last areas of the city before you leave its borders. The neighborhood is bound by Roosevelt Boulevard and Red Lion Road to the east, Academy Road to the south and Knights Road to the north.
Parkwood Manor is a largely residential area but it does enjoy a few large shopping areas, including Franklin Mills Mall which is a huge open-aired facility that includes over 200 stores, a movie theatre and two food courts.
There are many different attractive housing selections in Parkwood Manor including apartments, condos, row homes and single-family houses. Most of the houses are well maintained and are priced between $160,000 and $210,000.
Due to the fact that Parkwood Manor is located so far from the center of the city, residents enjoy a suburban lifestyle with less noise, garbage and crime. It is the ideal neighborhood for families with young kids or elderly people who want to settle down in a clean and cozy part of Philadelphia.
Just be sure to have access to a car because Parkwood Manor is so spread out. It is hard to get around if you choose to simply walk or bike.
Pros
  • Franklin Mills Mall
  • Beautiful houses
  • Great for families
Cons
  • On outskirts of city
  • Need a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"The Ozone"

Olney, pronounced “awl-nee,” is a neighborhood located in the North section of Philadelphia. It is situated between Roosevelt Boulevard to the south, Godfrey Avenue to the north, 6th Street to the west and Tacony Creek to the east.
Olney is one of the nicer neighborhoods located in North Philly and is primarily a quiet residential area with few stores. There is a Korean business district located on 5th Street that has a variety of little shops and restaurants.
Olney has a diverse ethnic population including Korean Americans, Arab Americans, Hispanics, African Americans and Caucasians. Locally referred to the “The Ozone” by younger residents, Olney provides its citizens with a clean and enjoyable place to live. It offers lovely houses that sell for around $80,000.
One of the draws of the area is Fisher Park, which is a 23-acre public park. It includes basket ball and tennis courts, a football field and lots of forest area for hiking and biking. Olney also offers the Free Public Library Greater Olney Branch.
Olney is also close to Highway 611, which runs up through Montgomery County. It is recommended that you own or rent a car if you live here since everything is spread out.
Pros
  • Near Highway 611
  • Fisher Park
  • Close-knit
Cons
  • Far drive from Center City
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Old City great for new-comers"

Old City, sometimes spelled “Olde City,” is a neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia. It is bound by Front Street to the east, 6th Street to the West, Vine Street to the north and Walnut Street to the south.
Old City is a very appealing area to live in because it is the heart of Philadelphia. It offers some of the oldest and more beautiful sites in the city, including Elfreth’s Alley, which is the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the country.
Old City is one of the most popular nightlife destinations in Philadelphia. Many people from the surrounding suburbs, including New Jersey, flock here for the numerous night clubs, dive bars and lounges. The main drag for these runs along Market Street between Front and 3rd Streets. On the weekends, this area tends to get very busy and extremely noisy.
Old City is a great place to live if you have lots of money and patience. Parking can be difficult to find in this area due to so many people living here and there is almost always traffic jams. It is a great place to live if you are a young professional who wants to be part of the fast and exciting city lifestyle.
Pros
  • Great nightlife opportunities
  • Shopping
  • Fun fun fun
Cons
  • Super crowded
  • No parking ever
  • Loud
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Nobody knows how to pronounxe it"

Ognotz, pronounced “Ah-gon-s,” is a neighborhood located in the North section of Philadelphia. It is one of the last areas of the city you’ll come to before hitting Montgomery County. It is locally considered to be part of the neighborhood of West Oak Lane.
Ognotz is mainly made up of African Americans, Caucasians and Hispanics. It is a largely residential area and offers some of the nicest houses in the city including row homes, single-family units and even double-family houses. The suburban feel of Ognotz makes it appealing to families with young children and also people who want to get away from city life but do not want to move to the suburbs.
Ogontz Avenue is the main artery of the neighborhood and joins PA 309, which runs through the suburbs. There are not a lot of public transportation options in this neighborhood, so it is important to own a car because everything is very spread out.
It is also not the most ideal area for young people who want to have instant access to a lot of bars and restaurants. Ogontz is more suited for people who want to enjoy a suburban lifestyle of peace and quiet. It is a safe and clean area.
Pros
  • Easy access to PA 309
  • Suburnan feel
  • Great for families
Cons
  • Need a car to get places
  • Crime is still around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Need to own a car"

Northwood is a neighborhood located in the North section of Philadelphia and is bound by Roosevelt Boulevard to the north, Cheltenham Avenue to the northeast, Frankford Avenue to the south, and Oakwood and Greenwood Cemeteries to the west. It is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Oxford Circle and Mayfair.
Northwood is a very eclectic area and is home to a diverse population of people including African Americans, Polish Americans, Irish Americans, and Hispanics. The area is made up of mostly classic style row homes made from brick in the early 1900’s.
Northwood is a moderately priced neighborhood to live in. Due to its far proximity from Center City, it has a suburban feeling to it that makes it appealing to families with small kids. Parking is abundant as it is a mainly residential area. This makes it also necessary to own a car in case you want to go food shopping or run any other errands.
Northwood is a relatively safe area to live and can be perfect for people who want to still be in the city limits but desire not to be right on top of each other. Public transportation makes it easy to get around Northwood and to other places in Philadelphia.
Pros
  • Suburnan feel
  • Peace and quiet
  • Moderately priced
Cons
  • Need a car to get places
  • Not a lot of shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Youre gonna love NoLibs!"

Northern Liberties, referred to locally as “No Libs,” is a neighborhood located in North Philadelphia. It is bound by Girard Avenue to the north, 6th Street to the west, Callowhill Street to the south and the Delware River to the east.
The area has gone through a major revamping and is home to many young professionals, artists and students. One of the major recent housing projects built in Northern Liberties is called the Piazza at Schmidt’s, located at 2nd Street and Girard. It has become a hub for social and musical events and includes a large variety of restaurants and bars including Gunner’s Run and Darling’s Diner. A brand new food market is now open directly across the street from the Piazza, as well as a pool club.
The area is moderately expensive to live in and gets very loud during the weekend, due to the numerous bars that line 2nd Street.
Northern Liberties is a very attractive place to live if you’re young. It offers exciting nightlife opportunities and many different shops and dining destinations to discover. Parking can be tough to find, so you may want to invest in a bike or take public transportation if you move there.
Pros
  • Lots of great restaurants and bars
  • Fun fun fun
  • Up and coming neighborhood
Cons
  • Increase in prices
  • Hipsters
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Not so nice"

Despite what the name suggests, there are not a lot of nice things to say about the neighborhood of Nicetown. Located in the North section of Philadelphia, the area is bound by Broad Street to the east, Roberts Avenue to the west, Wingohocking Street to the north and Allegheny Avenue to the south.
Nicetown is mainly made up of low income African American residents and suffers from a high crime rate. The area is also one of the most affordable places to live in the city due to nobody wanting to move there. The streets are often covered with garbage and there are a lot of abandon lots in the neighborhood.
The average house in Nicetown sells for about $21,250. The neighborhood consists mainly of row homes and single-family houses and includes a few apartment complexes. Parking is very available due to the low percentage of people who reside in this area.
Nicetown has seen some gentrification attempts in the last couple of years. Some of the residents want to take more pride in their neighborhood and have come together to clean up the streets.
One of the draws of the neighborhood is the Free Library of Philadelphia Nicetown Branch which is located at 3720 North Broad Street.
Pros
  • Affordable to live
  • Easy access to public trans
Cons
  • High crime
  • Houses in bad shape
  • Dirty
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Great area for recreation"

Morrell Park is a neighborhood located in Northeast Philadelphia. It is bound by Grant Avenue on the north and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport to the east. It is predominantly residential and does not have a lot of dining or shopping opportunities. Morrell Park is home to a diverse population and includes African Americans, Caucasians and Hispanics.
One interesting thing about Morrell Park is that it has some of the most unique architecture the city has to offer. Instead of just typical styled row homes, Morrell Park’s row homes have attached garages in front with access to the street. These homes were built in the late 1950’s and are primarily made from brick.
One of the draws of the neighborhood is Byberry Creek, which offers a lovely recreational area for biking, jogging and hiking. It gives Morrell Park a more suburban feel to it so residence can enjoy a quiet environment.
Morrell Park is an extremely quiet and clean neighborhood thanks to the commitment of its residents. The streets have little to no garbage on them and the crime rate is low. This makes Morrell Park a good area for families with small children to live o even elderly residents looking for a peaceful place to retire.
Pros
  • Byberry Creek
  • Clean and quiet
Cons
  • Far away from everything
  • Increase in prices
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"City life with a suburban feel"

Millbrook, also known as Chalfont, is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is adjacent to Franklin Mills and consists of an ethnically diverse residency.
Millbrook offers many housing opportunities including classic style row homes, single-family and twin houses, and even a couple of twin rancher homes found in the subdivisions of Robindale, DiMarco and Chalfont. Living in Millbrook is affordable and it is a desirable location to live in due to the fact that crime rate is low. This is because of the neighborhood being about 15 miles away from Center City and having a suburban feel to it.
One of the major draws of Millbrook is Franklin Mills, a large enclosed shopping mall that offers many stores.
There are many public transportation services in Millbrook including SEPTA and a number of taxi services. It is ideal to own a car in this neighborhood because things are spread out and you cannot simply walk to the supermarket or to a bar as easily as you could if you lived closer to the city.
Millbrook makes the perfect location for families with small kids or even young professionals wanting to get a taste of the city life.
Pros
  • Franklin Mills Mall
  • Safe area
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Need a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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
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"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
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Has a great park"

Mayfair is a neighborhood located in the Lower Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Holmesburg to the east, Tacony to the south, Pennypack Park to the north, and Oxford Circle to the west.
Mayfair is a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood and is home to many Irish Americans. Since 2000, the neighborhood has begun to see a more diverse residency and now includes Asians, African Americans and Hispanics.
Mayfair offers many fun things to see and do including a plethora of shops, bars and restaurants. The Mayfair Diner is a local hangout in the area and serves some of the best breakfast foods that you will find anywhere in the city. It is also home to Concord Roller Rink.
The typical Mayfair home consists of either row homes or single-family units. There is also a few apartment complexes sprinkled throughout the area. Mayfair’s housing prices are moderately priced and are perfect for families who still want to live in the city but long for a suburban feel to raise their children in.
Mayfair is a fairly safe neighborhood and does not have a lot of crime rate. This is due to the tight-knit community and neighbors looking out for one another.
Pros
  • Pennypack Park
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Crime on the rise
  • Some houses are in bad shape
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Great for college students"

Mantua is a neighborhood located in West Philadelphia. It is bound by Spring Garden Street to the north, Mantua Avenue to the south, 40th Street to the west and 31st Street to the east. The neighborhood is home to a large population of working class African Americans and has also seen recent gentrification because of all of the Drexel University students who live there.
Mantua offers plenty of large housing units that are perfect for college students, young professionals and families. This includes row homes, apartment complexes and condo’s. A lot of the larger homes have been split up into multiple apartments. This allows a person to have a unique living space in one of the city’s most historic houses.
The neighborhood is moderately priced and features many shops, bars and restaurants. It also is near Drexel University, one of the colleges located in Philadelphia. This allows the neighborhood to be a vibrant, hip environment for many college students and offers a lot of nightlife entertainment.
Parking is difficult to find in Mantua, so if you move there, consider riding a bike or taking public transportation. If you do own a car, be careful where you park it because the city parking authority is very, very strict about enforcing rules and you will probably get a ticket.
Pros
  • Large homes
  • Great for students
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Lots of traffic
  • No parking
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A town on a hill"

Manayunk is a neighborhood located in the northwest section of Philadelphia. It is located in the hilly region of the city bordering East Falls. The neighborhood is home to many young professionals and college students.
Due to it being on the outskirts of the city, Manayunk retains a small-town charm and includes cobblestone roads, cozy two and three-story row homes and a plethora of shops, restaurants and bars. Main Street is the main drag of Manayunk and is the retail hub of the neighborhood. It is a popular nightlife destination for many of the area’s college students.
Manayunk is one of the nicer sections of Philadelphia to live in. It is removed from the city, so crime rates in this area are relatively low. There is also easy access to Interstate 76 and plenty of public transportation sources including the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown line.
Parking can be an issue in Manayunk due to its hilly conditions. Many of the streets are on a sharp slant, so be sure to put your emergency brake on after you park your car.
Manayunk is a great place to live for young people and offers a fun and inviting atmosphere with plenty to see and do.
Pros
  • Great for college kids
  • Lots of nightlife options
  • Cute
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Hills everywhere
  • Parking is awful
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Crowded but fun"

Logan Circle, also known as Logan Square, is a neighborhood located in the Center City section of Philadelphia. It is bound by the banks of the Schuylkill River to the east, Spring Garden Street to the south, Broad Street to the west and Market Street to the north. The area is named after Logan Square, which is one of five parks that were central to William Penn’s design for the city.
The main draw of Logan Circle is the open-space park that is found at the heart of the neighborhood. The park includes some of the most beautiful and historic fountains found in Philadelphia as well as large pauloenia trees.
Due to Logan Square being an appealing place to live for both families and young professionals, the housing prices in the area are expensive. Logan Circle offers some of the most architecturally beautiful homes in the city including large, historic brick row homes.
It is one of the safer neighborhoods located in Philadelphia and offers a large selection of restaurants, shops and bars. This makes Logan Circle attractive to a younger group of citizens too, including college students. If you like history, Logan Circle is the perfect area for you.
Pros
  • Logan Square Park
  • Lots to see and do
  • Fountains!
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Lots of noise on weekends
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Quiet and Lovely"

Lawndale is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is bound by SEPTA Transportation to the west, Comley Street to the south, Pennway Avenue to the east and Tyson Avenue to the north. The neighborhood is one of the last sections of the city you will come to before entering Montgomery County.
Lawndale has a diverse ethnic population including African Americans, Hispanics, Irish Americans, Polish Americans and Italian Americans. The neighborhood’s residential buildings are just as eclectic as its people and include a mix of row homes, single-family homes, twin-family homes and even larger estate homes that are set back from the street. The median house sale price ranges from $100,000 to $140,000 for a row home and $180,000 to $350,000 for a twin or single home.
Lawndale is one of the safer neighborhoods of Philadelphia and enjoys a suburban quality of life to it. The residents are all close-knit and look out for one another. This makes the neighborhood ideal for families with small kids who are looking for a safer environment to raise their children in. Lawndale is also moderately priced because of the well kept condition
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Lots of nice homes
  • Great for families
Cons
  • Far away from the center of the city
  • Need car
  • Not a lot of shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Taste of suburb living in the city"

Hunting Park is a neighborhood located in North Philadelphia. The neighborhood is named after a large park which provides the residents with a large area for recreation.
The area has an eclectic mix of ethnicities including African Americans, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans. It is one of the more affordable locations of Philadelphia to live in and has a median household income is $40,000.
Hunting Park’s biggest draw is the large park the neighborhood is named after. The park features a large community pool, baseball fields, a large playground, picnic areas and a ring-catch carousel located just south of the center lawn island.
The neighborhood is made up of mainly classic style Philadelphia row homes, single-family houses and twin-family houses. There are also a few smaller apartment complexes located in the area. Hunting Park is a mainly residential area but does have some shops, bars and restaurants in it that are affordably priced and cook up some delicious southern style food.
Hunting Park used to be an unpleasant place to live due to the high crime rates in the area. Residents have since banded together to clean up the neighborhood and make it a more ideal setting for families and elderly residents.
Pros
  • Large park
  • Quiet area to live in
  • Diverse housing opportunities
Cons
  • Used to be unsafe area
  • Crime is still around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Best of both worlds"

Holmesburg is a neighborhood located in Northeast Philadelphia. It is bound by the Delaware River to the east, Roosevelt Boulevard to the west, Torresdale Avenue to the north and Sheffield Avenue to the south.
There are some very pretty areas of Holmesburg, including Pennypack Creek. These pockets of nature allow Holmesburg residents to have the best of both worlds including city life and country scenery. The neighborhood also features two creational facilities including James Ramp Memorial Playground and Holmesburg Recreation Center, located at the intersection of Rhawn Street and Diamond Street.
It is fairly easy to get around Holmesburg thanks to many public transportation services. Residents can enjoy a straight ride all of the way to Center City on SEPTA’s Trenton Line and heavily trafficked highways such as Interstate 95 are easily accessible either by Cottman Avenue or Academy Road.
The neighborhood is also the site of the Philadelphia Prison System.
Holmesburg is a safe neighborhood to live in and includes a large African American community. Housing prices are moderate. The area includes row homes, single-family houses as well as apartment complexes. It makes a great area for families who still want to be part of the city but also crave the feeling of a suburban environment.
Pros
  • Pennypack Park
  • Pretty area
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Shops are far away
  • Need a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Everything at your finegertips"

Hawthorne is a neighborhood located in the South section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Broad Street to the west, South Street to the north, Washington Avenue to the South and 10th Street to the East. The area is also next to the neighborhoods of Bella Vista and Queens Village.
The neighborhood offers many newly renovated row homes to live in as well as Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, a brand new high-rise housing project complex located at the intersection of 13th Street and Fitzwater Street.
Hawthorne is one of the more expensive areas of the city to live in and the median house sale price us $720,000. This is due to the area being a highly desirable place to live because of its close proximity to Center City and easy access to major highways including I-95 and I-76.
There are many great restaurants and bars worth checking out in Hawthorne, including the Devil’s Den on 10th and Washington which dishes out delicious fare and even features a fireplace to cozy up to in the wintertime.
Hawthorne is a safe neighborhood and is perfect for college students or young professionals. It allows you to have everything South Philly has to offer right at your fingertips.
Pros
  • Lots of great restaurants and bars
  • Close to Italian Market
  • Great for young people
Cons
  • Lots of traffic
  • Can get dirty in some parts
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A small town charm"

Harrowgate is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is bound Glenwood Avenue to the west, Kensington Avenue to the east, Tusculum Street to the south and Venango Street to the north. Harrowgate is an ethnically diverse neighborhood and has a significantly large population of Puerto Ricans, African Americans, Irish Americans and Dominicans.
Harrowgate is one of the more affordable sections of Philadelphia to live in and has a median household income of $83,000. The area is made up mostly of row homes and apartment complexes.
There is a relatively low crime rate in Harrowgate which makes it one of the better neighborhood in North Philadelphia to live in. It has a very neighborhood-y feel to it where residents say hello to each other and support one another.
There are many corner pubs and small restaurants in Harrowgate that are worth checking out. Thanks to its rich ethnic culture, Harrowgate offers a wide variety of different kinds of dining opportunities including Hispanic food and Irish cuisine.
If you want to enjoy a neighborhood that is both safe and reasonably priced with a lot to offer, Harrowgate is worth taking a look at. There are a lot of elderly residents and families who live here.
Pros
  • Very friendly
  • Charming place to live
  • Low crime
Cons
  • Need a car to get places
  • Can be boring for young people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Quiet and peaceful"

Haddington is a neighborhood located in West Philadelphia. It is situated between 52nd Street, 3rd Street, Chestnut Street and Girard Avenue. The neighborhood is predominantly made up of African American residents with a large proportion of elderly residents and a high home-ownership rate.
Haddington is made up of mostly row homes. At the intersection of Vine Street and 56th Street, newly constructed housing facilities have been built. The median house sale price is $97,000.
The neighborhood’s historic district is located along the 6000 blocks of Market, Ludlow and Chestnut Streets. The buildings found on this stretch feature beautiful colonial and classical revival architecture styles and were built between 1909 and 1915.
Haddington is one of the safer neighborhoods to live in Philadelphia. Thanks to the close-knit relationship shared by the area’s residents, everybody looks after everyone else. Haddington is also one of the prettiest sections of the city and features many unique buildings, shops and restaurants.
Public transportation makes it easy for residents to get around Haddington as well as to other parts of the city. It’s close proximity to Delaware County also gives Haddington a cozy, suburban feel with tree lined streets and numerous parks located in the neighborhood
Pros
  • Great for older residents
  • Affordable place to live
  • Nice neighbors
Cons
  • Need a car to get places
  • Not a lot of stores close by
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Kind of icky"

Grays Ferry is a neighborhood located in Southwest Philadelphia. It is bound by 25th Street on the east, Grays Ferry Avenue on the north, Vare Avenue on the south and the banks of the Schuylkill River on the west. The section of Grays Ferry located to the west of 34th Street is locally referred to as The Forgotten Bottom.
The area is home to mostly African Americans and Irish Catholics. It has mostly row homes and a few apartment complexes. The area has a median household sale price of $98,000. It is one of the more affordable neighborhoods to live in because pockets of Grays Ferry suffer from high crime rates and extreme racial tension.
Grays Ferry is not one of the most attractive areas of the city, but it does offer some great shopping and restaurant opportunities. There are many large chain stores, including supermarkets, located along Grays Ferry Avenue right before the Grays Ferry Bridge.
In recent years, there has been a surge to revive the neighborhood and Grays Ferry has become a more appealing place to live. Many of the abandoned homes were torn down to create new affordable housing projects for the residents to live in.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Always parking
  • quick access to the expressway/I-76
Cons
  • Dangerous
  • Bad housing units
  • Very, very dirty
Recommended for
  • Hipsters
  • Students
PaulH2
PaulH2 First of all , its SOUTH Philadelphia, not "Southwest". And the neighborhood has never been a great place with much to offer, me and my family have been from the neighborhood for generations. The black on white riots, the black on black crimes, the drugs in the neighborhood have took to many of my family members lives. Grays Ferry is not a nice area. 31st & Tasker is a hot spot and a block i recommend to stay away from. The gang violence is an outrage. Dont believe me see for yourself. Enter through 25th & tasker and try and make it out of 32nd & tasker on foot and tell me that neighborhood didnt have an impact on how you think on poverty,drugs, and crime.
2yrs+
jd4
jd4 yea, anyone who's familiar with the area knows the difference between the SW and South Philly.
Mar 10, 2017
paula17
paula17 jd4, unfortunately PaulH2 is somewhat nearsighted when it comes to this area of Phillyl! With "Pennovation" moving in, there's no doubt in my mind that this is the section of Philly to buy before prices reach an astronomical level. I'm a young professional.....is there an area that you would recommend where's prices are in the 120k-150k range? thanks
Aug 10, 2017
jd4
jd4 HI Paula, Honestly I would recommend you find a realtor in your family or someone you have a relationship with because online answers will always be skewed. I would drive around the areas and shop in some of the stores to get a feel for what its like to live there.

I'll assume you want a fixed up house or at least average condition.

For 120k, Point Breeze is out.

You can find something for 170kish in a "safer" (i.e. take some precautions) place in Grays Ferry. If you're willing to step out to the middle of GF you can find something for 140kish. I wouldnt reccomend you go to the bottom of GF

Check these areas out:
bottom of South philly (bigler and 23rd) (anything near pennsport) (west passyunk)
bottom of north philly (anything a block north of girard-especially by 2nd or 3rd st)
Port Richmond by the Fishtown border.
Ucity or SW philly by baltimore ave and 52nd

I'll assume that the following areas are too expensive: Fishtown, anything below Girard ave

I'll assume you dont want to be near Temple.

Take a flier on these areas: Roxborough, East Germantown, Bridesburg. You may get a good price there especially Bridesburg.

I have a realtor in my family if you can't find anyone from your network. Don't call a random one. You need to know they will be patient with you and not just want your commission.

Just to sum things up, for your budget I like GF the most, and the area above 2nd and girard the 2nd best.

I like UCity and SW Philly but won't consider a house only because I find their political ideologies and behaviors so extreme.

For a great deal You may be able to get a totally rehabbed house for under 120k in Bridesburg.

If you get more serious I can tell you where I bought and where my family or friends bought so you get an idea for what to expect in an area that you are looking
Aug 11, 2017
paula17
paula17 Thanks for the advice!! Port Richmond is also on my radar.
Aug 11, 2017
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Not very safe"

Glenwood is a neighborhood located in the North section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Broad Street to the west, 6th Street to the east, Glenwood Avenue to the north and York Street to the south. The neighborhood is predominantly African American and Puerto Rican.
Glenwood is not one of the most desirable areas in the city to live in due to its high crime rate and dilapidated appearance. There is a large drug presence in this area of the city as well as a lot of robberies and other crimes. There are also many abandoned homes in Glenwood as well as vacant lots, garbage and stray cats. Because of these factors, it is very affordable to live in Glenwood and even buy a home there. The median home sale price is $52,000.
The neighborhood mainly offers classic Philadelphia styled row homes as well as a few apartment complexes.
In recent years, there has been an increase in interest to clean up the neighborhood. Glenwood does have pockets where its residents have come together to beautify the area and make it cleaner. In time, this movement may move across the neighborhood and make Glenwood a more pleasant place to call home.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • No traffic
  • Abundant parking
Cons
  • High crime
  • Dangerous area
  • Extremely dirty
Recommended for
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Cute neighborhood to live in"

Girard Estate is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia. It is bound by Mifflin Street to the north, Pollock Street on the south, Broad Street on the east and 22nd Street on the West. The neighborhood is named after Stephen Girard who owned the property during the 1920’s.
Girard Estate is home to mainly Italian Americans and Irish Americans and features classic Philadelphia row homes as well as a few apartment complexes. It is a desirable location and many college students and young professionals live here due to the neighborhood’s close proximity to Center City as well as having more affordable prices than Bella Vista or Queens Village.
Girard Estate is one of the safer neighborhoods in the city to live in and also offers many dining and nightlife hotspots including the South Philly Taproom which features many high quality and locally brewed beers on tap. It also has many quaint Italian restaurants and corner stores.
Girdard Estate was a location for the movie Rocky II. The crew filmed scenes on the 2300 block of South Lambert Street for a week.
The residents of Girard Estate are a tight-knit group and look out for one another. This makes the neighborhood have a family oriented atmosphere to it.
Pros
  • Lots of great restaurants and bars
  • Affordable place to live
  • Great for young people
Cons
  • Crowded area
  • Traffic
  • Gets dirty in sections
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Great playground for the kiddies"

Francisville is a neighborhood located in the North section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Fairmount Avenue to the south, Broad Street to the east, Girard Avenue to the north and Corinthian Avenue to the west. Francisville has a population of 4,500 residents and is considered one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the city.
It is fairly easy getting around Francisville using public transportation. The neighborhood is served by Broad Strret Subway stations at Fairmount and Girard as well as the SEPTA Route 15 trolley and the 33 SEPTA bus line.
Due to parts of the neighborhood being declared blighted, Francisville is one of the most affordable sections of the city to live in. In recent years, residents have made it their priority to clean up Francisville, helping the area to undergo a beautification process.
Francisville offers many attractions to the locals including The Francisville Playground at 737-39 Francis Street. The playground features two basketball courts, a spacious swimming pool, a full baseball field and a children’s play area. Francisville also has many neighborhood bars and restaurants that are worth checking out and enjoys a vibrant nightlife. If you want to live in a moderately priced neighborhood that is up-and-coming and fun, Francisville is perfect for you!
Pros
  • inexpensive
  • public transportation
Cons
  • High crime
  • Houses in bad shape
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"One pretty little neighborhood"

Fox Chase is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. It received its name after the affluent citizens who resided there who enjoyed fox hunting. The neighborhood is bound by Pennypack Creek to the north, Filmore Street to the west, Township Line Road to the south and Dungan Road to the east.
It is one of the more attractive areas of the city to live in because it offers both urban and suburban characteristics. There are many large homes located in Fox Chase that are ideal for families with children. Fox Chase offers moderately expensive home prices, but it is well worth it.
There are many beautiful parks located in this neighborhood including Pennypack Park. Pennypack Park features forests, meadows and wetlands and runs from Pine Road all the way to the Delaware River. Some of the recreational activities that can be enjoyed at this park include horseback riding, hiking and biking. The park also has many playgrounds that are perfect for kids.
Fox Chase is also home to Fox Chase Farm, the only remaining active farm in Philadelphia.
There are many public transportation services available in Fox Chase including several SEPTA bus routes and the Fox Chase Line regional rail service which terminates near Rhawn Street and Oxford Avenue.
Pros
  • Pennypack Park
  • Quiet area to live in
  • Family friendly
Cons
  • High prices
  • Far from Center City
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Rocky lived here!"

Kensington is a neighborhood located between the Lower Northeast and North sections of Philadelphia. It is situated between Erie Avenue to the north, Front Street to the west and Trenton Avenue to the east. Kensington is divided into smaller sub-neighborhoods including Lower Kensington, West Kensington, Fishtown and Harrowgate.

The neighborhood is made up of a large population of Irish Americans, African Americans, Italian Americans, Polish Americans and Hispanic Americans including Puerto Ricans and Dominicans.
The major retail hub of Kensington is located at the intersection of Kensington Avenue and Allegheny Avenue. This is also the major transportation zone of the area and includes the Frankford Elevated portion of the Market-Frankford Line which runs on top of Kensington Avenue. SEPTA buses routes 3, 5 and 60 also serve the area.

Kensington has been the scene of some of the most vicious crimes in the city, including the Kensington Strangler who raped and murdered three women in 2010. It is also home to the fictional character Rocky Balboa and many scenes from the movie Rocky were filmed in the neighborhood.

Kensington offers some of the best neighborhood bars in the city, including Atlantis, which features a huge fish tank behind the bar and some of the best specials you can find in Philadelphia.
Pros
  • Close knit community
  • Great restaurants
  • Inexpensive
Cons
  • Crime increasing
  • Some parts are filthy
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Offers plenty of historic spots to visit"

Germantown is a neighborhood located in the northwest section of Philadelphia and about eight miles outside of Center City. It is bordered by Wissahickon Avenue, Roberts Avenue, Wister Street, Stenton Avenue and Washington Lane.
The neighborhood is one of the most historic parts of the Philadelphia and features many large and beautiful houses, including the Deshler-Morris House located at 5442 Germantown Avenue. Germantown is a quiet neighborhood stretching about two miles long.
Germantown offers many private Quaker schools including Greene Street Friends School, Germantown Friends School and William Penn Charter School, which is the oldest Quaker school in the world. It is also home to the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.
One of the most notable locations in Germantown is Cliveden, also known as the Benjamin Chew House. This historic mansion is located at 6401 Germantown Pike and was the scene of one of the bloodiest battles during the American Revolutionary War. The mansion is open to the public for walking tours and features a picture of a woman drawn in blood by a dying British soldier.
Germantown is a great place to live if you want to start a family. The spacious houses offer plenty of room and large yards for kids to run and play.
Pros
  • Historical sites
  • Lovely houses
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Far from things
  • Need a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Something smells fishy here"

Fishtown is a neighborhood located in Northeast Philadelphia. It is situated in the triangle created by the Delaware River, York Street and Frankford Avenue. The area is named after the neighborhood’s former role as the center of the shad fishing industry on the Delaware River.
The neighborhood is made up of mostly working class families of Irish, German and Polish decent. In recent years, Fishtown has undergone moderate gentrification characterized by soaring housing prices and newly built restaurants and retail shops. Many young professionals and artists now call this area of Philadelphia home.
Housing prices have gone up in the last five years and a median house sale price in Fishtown now can reach into the $200,000. This is because the neighborhood is a very desirable location to live because it gives residents instant access to Center City.
Fishtown features many great restaurants, bars and nightclubs. One bar that is well known in this neighborhood is The Barbary, which is located at the intersection of Frankford Avenue and Columbus Boulevard. Fishtown is also now the home to Sugar House, which is the first gambling casino built in Philadelphia.
Fishtown is one of the safer places to live in Philadelphia and offers a dynamic and fun environment for people of any age.
Pros
  • Great nightlife
  • Perfect for young people
  • Public trans
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Rising crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Family friendly neighborhood"

Fern Rock is a neighborhood located in the upper North section of Philadelphia. It is bordered by Olney to the east, Logan to the south, Ogontz to the west and East Oak Lane to the north. The neighborhood is bound by Broad Street, 7th Street, Tabor Road, Godfrey Avenue and Fisher Park. It is an ethnically diverse neighborhood and includes African Americans, Caucasians and Hispanics.
Fern Rock offers a number of different living options including a couple of high rise apartment complexes near York and Chelten, 1920’s styled row homes and singe and twin-family houses located near 13th Street and Spencer Street. Houses are moderately priced in this section of the city and a median sale price ranges from $30,000 to $50,000.
It is easy to take public transportation in Fern Hill. The northern terminus of the Broad Street Line subway is located at the intersection of Fern Hill Transportation Center and runs directly to Center City. There are also four SEPTA Regional Rail lines that run through this station.
Fern Hill is a safe neighborhood to live and is mainly consists of families. It is located near Roosevelt Boulevard, which is one of the main transportation arteries of Philadelphia.
Pros
  • Family friendly
  • Public trans
Cons
  • Abandon houses
  • Increasing Crime
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
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"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
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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.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Great for young people"

Fairmount Park, also known as the “Art Museum Area,” is a neighborhood located in the North section of Philadelphia. It is named after the well-known hill that the Philadelphia Museum of Art is built upon. The neighborhood is bound by Vine Street to the south, Girard Avenue to the north, Broad Street to the east and the Schuylkill River to the west.
Fairmount Park enjoys a multiethnic mix of people and has become an increasing gentrified area of the city. According to the census of 2000, Fairmount Park was 65$ Caucasian, 24% African American and 3% Asian.
The area offers many beautiful houses to live in which can be a bit pricey. The houses are some of the oldest in the city and are often spacious, making them the perfect home for young families. Due to its hilly environment, parking can be difficult in Fairmount Park. A lot of the roads are on a steep incline, so be sure to leave your emergency parking brake on when you park your car!
If you enjoy the nightlife, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy in Fairmount Park. The area also gives you instant access to some of Philadelphia’s most famous sites including the Natural Academy of Sciences, the Ben Franklin Museum, and Fairmount Park, which is the largest urban park in the country.
Pros
  • Lots of parks
  • Great nightlife
  • Pretty area
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Bad parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Unsafe area to live"

Fairhill is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is situated between Kensington Avenue, North 6th Street, York Street and Gurney Street. Fairhill’s population is made up of mostly Hispanic residents, 82% to be exact, including Puerto Ricans, Columbians and Dominicans. The neighborhood is locally known as “El Centro de Oro” which translates to “Center of God.”
The neighborhood is known for its high crime rate. The intersection of 3rd Street and Indiana was listed second in a 2007 list of Philadelphia’s top ten creational drug dealing corners.
Because of Fairhill’s high crime rate, housing in the area is extremely affordable because it is not a desirable location to live. The neighborhood is mostly made up of apartments and row homes but does offer a few single-family houses.
Parking spaces are plentiful in this neighborhood due to the fact that many of Fairhill’s residents use public transportation.
It is fairly easy to travel in Fairhill via public transportation. The El serves as the main source of transportation but there is also numerous SEPTA bus stops and cabs.
Due to its rich Hispanic culture, Fairhill offers a lot of Mexican and other Hispanic inspired restaurants. So if you have a crazing for tacos, margaritas, or burritos, pay a stop to Fairhill.
Pros
  • Affordable to live
  • Great public transporation access
  • Available parking
Cons
  • Unsafe area
  • Not good for families
  • High crime
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Ethnically diverse neighborhood"

Elmwood is a neighborhood located in the Southwest section of Philadelphia. It borders the city line with Delaware County and Cobbs Creek and is bound by the Schuylkill River to the east. The neighbor’s residents are largely Polish Americans, Irish Americans and African Americans. More Vietnamese Americans and West African immigrants are moving into the area.
As of the census of 2000, Elmwood was home to 27,329 residents. It is an extremely affordable place to live and offers plenty of single homes, row homes and apartment complexes.
The main public source of transportation for Elmwood is the Route 36 trolley which runs along Elmwood Avenue and up through the heart of the neighborhood. SEPTA also has many bus stops throughout the area.
Elmwood features a lot of different ethnic restaurants and plenty of bars. The neighborhood also is home to the Free Library of Philadelphia Paschalville Branch which is located at 6942 Woodland Avenue.
Elmwood is a safe neighborhood to live in, though it hasn’t always been that way. In the mid 1980’s, Mayor Wilson Goode declared a state of emergency for the area as white rioters gathered outside two homes in Elmwood and created an imminent danger to residents.
Pros
  • Very diverse neighborhood
  • Affordable place to live
  • Easy access to public transportation
Cons
  • Moderate crime rate
  • Not good for families
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"City life with a touch of nature"

Eastwick is a neighborhood that is located in the Southwest section of Philadelphia. It is the southwestern-most neighborhood in the city and is adjacent to the Philadelphia National Airport. Eastwick is bordered by the city line with Delaware County, Cobbs Creek and Darby Creek.
The neighborhood is named after Andrew M. Eastwick and is commonly referred to as “The Meadows” by locals.
There are a large variety of home selections in Eastwick including apartments, single-family residences with lawns and gardens, row homes and apartment complexes. Most of the homes were built during the early 19th century and are composed of brick.
Residents of Eastwick get to enjoy the best of both worlds. They have immediate access to the city but also get to experience a rural lifestyle because of the numerous creeks in the area where they can fish, swim and crab.
One of the highlights of the neighborhood is the Heinz National Wildlife Refuge which extends from Eastwick to Tinicum Township. Many different species of wildlife reside there including birds, deer and raccoons.
Some blocks of Eastwich are situated in a flood plain. This can lead to flooding and the abandonment of homes that turn into vacant lots that are later used for illegal dumping.
Pros
  • Beautiful area
  • Great parks for kids
  • Diverse housing opportunities
Cons
  • Parking is difficult to find
  • Located in the flood plain
  • Abandon lots used for dumping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Perfect for young professionals"

East Falls is a neighborhood located in the Northwest section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Ridge Avenue, the Schuylkill River and Wissahickon Avenue and is adjacent to Germantown, Fairmount Park, Manayunk and Roxborough.
It is one of the city’s “up-and-coming” neighborhoods and offers a desirable central location with an easy commute to Center City and access to Interstate 76. It is also located extremely close to the multi-use recreational path of Fairmount Park that runs along Kelly Drive. You can jog, bike, or roller-skate along this scenic path and enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the city including Boathouse Row.
East Falls features a number of different bars and restaurants. One notable restaurant is Bucket, which is famous for the huge buckets of fries they offer that come with every topping imaginable. Another attraction in the neighborhood is the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center which offers 16 court facilities spread out over 9.2 acres.
East Falls is best known for being the childhood home of actress and Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly, who grew up in a house at 3901 Henry Avenue.
There are plenty of luxury apartments, including the Wissahickon Apartment complex, and row homes to live in.
Pros
  • Lots of great restaurants
  • Near Fairmount Park
  • Great for young people
Cons
  • Hard to find parking
  • Expensive to live
  • Noisy at night
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Offers great dining choices"

Crescentville is a neighborhood located in Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is situated between Adams Avenue, Tabor Avenue and Rising Sun Avenue. The neighborhood is named after Crescentville Rope Factory that used to be located along the Tookany Creek watershed.
Crescentville is a moderately affordable section of the city to live in and offers many “modern” row homes that were primarily built in the 1920’s. The West side of the neighborhood features more single and twin homes that offer larger yards. The median home price ranges from $80-90,000 for an East Side Row Home and $125,000 for a West Side Row Home. The median price for a single home is $275,000.
The main artery of Crescentville is Rising Sun Avenue. There are many restaurants located along this stretch of road including Crest Diner, K-Diner and Pippo’s Italian Restaurant along Crest Theatre.
There are two Catholic churches serving the neighborhood including St. William’s Parish and St’ Ambrose Parish. The combined parish population is 9,000 people.
Crescentville offers a diverse population including Irish Americans, German Americans, Asians, Hispanics and African Americans. Though there has been some racial tension in the past, Crescentville is now a pleasant place to live with a low crime rate.
Pros
  • Great restaurant options
  • Affordable place to live
  • Great for families
Cons
  • Lots of traffic
  • Hard to find parking
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Many great attractions in this neighborhood"

Cobbs Creek is a neighborhood located in the west section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Market Street to the north, Baltimore Avenue to the south, 52nd Street to the east and Cobbs Creek to the west. The neighborhood is named after the 11.8 mile long tributary of Darby Creek that runs into the Delaware River.
Cobbs Creek is a predominantly African American community that is often locally referred to as “The Southside” because it is located south of Market Street and above Baltimore Avenue. Most of the houses located in this neighborhood are large and styled after Colonial Revival architecture. They offer huge bay windows and are set back from the road, which make them the perfect homes for families with small children.
One of the major attractions of Cobbs Creek is Cobbs Creek Park, which is part of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park System, which is the largest urban park in the country. Cobbs Creek Park offers three playgrounds and is the primary hiking and recreational attraction for many people who live in West Philadelphia. For many Philadelphia children, Cobbs Creek Park is their first taste of nature.
Another feature of Cobbs Creek is the Free Library of Philadelphia which is located at 5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway at the intersection of 59th Street and Baltimore Avenue.
Cobbs Creek is a fairly affordable section of the city to live in and offers many houses and apartments. It has a fairly low crime rate and is a tight-knit community.
Pros
  • Offers many great attractions
  • Good neighborhood for families
  • Cobbs Creek Park
Cons
  • condition of buidling is bad
  • streets are dirty
  • crime
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Budget-friendly community"

Clearview, is a neighborhood located in the Southwestern section of Philadelphia. It is situated between South 78th Street, 84th Street, Cobbs Creek and Lindbergh Boulevard. It is one of the last sections of Philadelphia you will drive through before you enter into Delaware County.
Clearview is a predominantly low income African American community that offers single and double –family homes as well as row homes. It is one of the most affordable sections of the city to live in, but it is also one of the most dilapidated. Most of the largest houses in Clearview have been split up into multiple apartment units. There is a lot of crime that occurs in this section of Philadelphia, so if you do move here, be sure to be on guard constantly.
Despite the fact of the high crime rate, the community of Clearview is extremely tight-knit and watches out for one another. There are many block parties that residents enjoy during the summer.
There are many different restaurants and bars that are worth checking out in Clearview that offer delicious food at reasonable prices. There is also a trolley system that runs through the neighborhood so residents can get to other parts of the city easily.
Pros
  • Tight-knit community
  • Lots of affordable housing
  • Trolley system
Cons
  • High crime
  • Dirty streets
  • Low income neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Exciting area to live in with great restaurants"

Chinatown, located in Center City, is a predominantly Asian American community. It is a rather expensive and crowded section of Philadelphia to live in because it is located so close to Center City. There are not a lot of row homes to live in but there are a substantial amount of condos and luxury apartments.
Chinatown offers many restaurants, bars and music venues. There are nearly a dozen different Hong-Kong-styled bakeries located on the corner of 10th Street and Race Street as well as restaurants that serve Burmese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Taiwanese cuisine. One of the most famous venues in Chinatown is called the Trocadero, located at 10th Street and Arch Street. This large, two-story music venue hosts talents from all across the world and also features two bars.
There are many sources of public transportation that make it easy to get around Chinatown. The Chinatown station, located on 8th and Vine Streets, gives residents access to SEPTA, the city’s bus system. In addition, China Airlines provides a private bus service to J.F.K. International Airport in New York City. There is also a Chinatown Bus that takes people directly from Chinatown, Philadelphia to Chinatown, New York and Chinatown, Baltimore.
If you like living in a fast paced, culturally diverse environment, Chinatown is perfect for you. It is in the heart of the city and gives you full access to everything Philadelphia has to offer.
Pros
  • Variety of dining options
  • Easily Access Public Transportation
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Parking can be tough
  • Loud
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Perfect area for families"

Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood located in Northwest Philadelphia. It is situated between Northwestern Avenue to the northwest, Wissahickon Gorge, which is part of Fairmont Park, to the west, Stenton Avenue to the east and Cresheim Valley to the southeast.
It is one of the most expensive sections of the city to live in and offers some of the most beautiful architecture that can be found anywhere in Philadelphia. In 2005, Chestnut Hill has a median home sale price of $398,500. The neighborhood contains a large variety of 19th and early 20th century residential buildings designed by many of the city’s most prominent architects.
One of the most notable sites in Chestnut Hill is Inglewood Cottage which is a Gothic Revival villa built in 1850 that is located on Bethlehem Pike. Another draw to Chestnut Hill is the Philadelphia Cricket Club, founded in 1854, which is the oldest country club in the United States. It offers tennis, cricket and trapshooting. The area is also home to Chestnut Hill College.
Chestnut Hill has a large trolley network that runs through it that provides public transportation to the neighborhood’s residents.
The area is largely inhabited by families and is a great place to raise kids. The houses offer large yards for children to run and play and the public schools located in Chestnut Hill, including John Story Jenks School, are some of the best in Philadelphia
Pros
  • Recreational parks
  • Clean
  • Great for families
Cons
  • Not a lot of parking
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Affordable area to live"

Cedarbrook is a neighborhood located in the North section of Philadelphia. It is bordered by Cheltenham Avenue to the northeast, Ivy Hill Road to the northwest, Stenton Avenue to the southwest and Vernon Road to the southeast. Cedarbrook is sometimes considered to be Northwest Philadelphia, given that it lies to the northwest corner of the city.
According the 2000 US Census, Cedarbrook has a population of 25,274. The medium household income is $42,342. The neighborhood is largely made up of African American families, 10% of which live below the poverty line.
Given that it is a low income neighborhood, it is extremely affordable to live in Cedarbrook. There are many row homes and apartments available for families as well as single people.
One of the most famous parts of the neighborhood is the Ivy Hill Cemetery which was established in 1867. This cemetery forms the geographical heart of the neighborhood and is the final resting place of some of Philadelphia’s oldest citizens.
Cedarbrook has a high crime and robbery rate. It is important to include a deadbolt on your doors and bar all of your windows if you live in this neighborhood so that you can protect your possession from getting stolen.
Pros
  • Affordable to live
  • Lots of parking available
Cons
  • High crime
  • Dangerous area
Recommended for
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • 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
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"Features beautiful homes"

Cedar Park is a neighborhood located in the West Philadelphia section of the city. It is bordered by Larchwood Avenue on the north, Kingsessing Avenue to the south, 46th Street to the east and 52nd Street to the west.
The area was originally build as a streetcar suburb for Center City between 1850 and 1910 and includes a large number of huge houses with extremely beautiful architecture called Queen Anne. Some of the features of this type of architecture include large, wrap-around porches, square terracotta panels with an arched side passage leading into an inner court.It is a radically diverse part of the city and is home to many low income African American families as well as college students who attend the University of Pennsylvania.
Cedar Park has some of the best restaurants and bars in the area as well as a lot of museums including the University of Pennsylvania Museum, the Addams Gallery, The New Africa Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery and many more. It is a great place to live if you love culture and art.
There are many modes of public transportation that serve Cedar Park including trolley lines that link West Philadelphia to Center City.
Pros
  • Affordable to live
  • Lots of park
  • Clean streets
Cons
  • Crime increasing
  • Need a bike or car
  • Far away from Center City
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Offers a nice park"

Carroll Park is a neighborhood located in the West section of Philadelphia. It is bordered by Lansdowne Avenue to the North, North 63rd Street to the west, West Girard Avenue to the south and North 52nd Street to the east. It is one of the last neighborhoods you will travel through before you leave the city limits and reach Delaware County.
Carroll Park is a very close knit community and it shows in the banners that they display throughout the town reading “Carroll Park: Where our neighbors become friends.” One of the biggest draws of the neighborhood is Carroll Park, which is located between North 58th Street and North 59th Street and West Thompson Street and West Girard Avenue.
There is plenty of public transportation throughout Carroll Park including the 10 trolley that runs along Lansdowne Avenue and the 15 trolley that runs on Girard Avenue.
Carroll Park’s residents are primarily working class and low income African American families, however, many college students who attend Penn University have moved to the area since housing is very affordable.
There are many large and beautiful houses located in Carroll Park that have been renovated into spacious apartments. Carroll Park is a moderately safe neighborhood and affordable to live in.
Pros
  • Lots of parks
  • Lovely people
  • Clean
Cons
  • Need a car to get places
  • Few parking spots
  • Crime increasing
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Brand new homes being built"

Byberry is a neighborhood located in the farthest Northeast corner of Philadelphia. It is situated on the east and northeast by Poquessing Creek and Bucks County, on the northwest by Montgomery County and on the west and southwest by the Township of Moreland. It covers about five miles in length and 2.5 miles in area and was named after Bristol, England.
The neighborhood has a strong abolitionist population and was once an original stop on the Underground Railroad.
Though most of the area is gentrifying, it has a strong blue collar ethos that shows in the tight knit relationships between neighbors. It is populated by a lot of working class families who live in either single or double-family homes that are set off the road.
One of the most famous spots in Byberry is the former Philadelphia State Hospital, a mental institution located along Roosevelt Boulevard that was shut down in 1990. The abandoned property is a target for vandals and the center of numerous urban legends and ghost stories. In 2006, the township decided to turn the old hospital into the Arbors at Eagle Point which will consist of 296 residential units in the form of single family homes, condos and town houses.
Pros
  • Family friendly
  • Clean
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Far away from the center of the city
  • Need a car to get around
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Home to some of the best schools in the city"

Bustleton is located in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia and is situated between Roosevelt Boulevard to the east, Red Lion Road/PA-63 to the north and Pennypack Park to the South. It is completely included in the 19115 zip code.

It is a largely residential community with many single and double-family homes. The major commercial sections of Bustleton can be found on Bustleton Avenue, Roosevelt Boulevard, Grant Avenue and Red Lion Road. It is home to a diverse racial and ethnic population with many immigrant groups represented including people from Russia and the Ukraine.

According to the 2000 US Census, Bustleton has a population of 31,853. Many of the houses in the neighborhood are priced between $350,000 and $500,000. Bustleton does not have any row homes though there are several different apartment complexes and condominiums available.

Bustleton is home to some of the best schools in the city including Anne Frank Elementary, Joseph J. Greenberg Elementary and C.C.A. Baldi Middle School. It is a great place to live if you have young children or want to start building a family.

Bustleton is an extremely safe neighborhood with a very tight knit community. It also offers some great social organizations including The Greater Bustleton Civic League.
Pros
  • Largely residential
  • Clean and quiet
  • Great for kids
Cons
  • Need a car to get places
  • Expensive to live
  • Not a lot of shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Offers some exceptional parks"

Burholme is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. It is situated next to Burholme Park and Fox Chase and is home to Northeast High School, one of the largest public schools in the city.
One of the key features of Burholme is Burholme Park, which is a public park left to the city as a gift by the Ryerss family. The park includes three baseball fields, three soccer fields and a football field. It also includes a playground and is a popular place for sledding in the winter due to the park’s large hills. Another feature of the park is called the Woods at Burholme and features a lovely wooded area with lots of wildlife.
Burholme is a densely populated area and culturally diverse. There are a large number of restaurants, bars and music venues worth checking out. There are also plenty of shopping opportunities including Franklin Mills Malls.
Burholme is mostly made up of families and older couples who have been residing in the area for a long time. It offers great places to live including row homes, single family homes and luxury apartments. There is plenty of public transportation services in this area in case you do not own a car.
Pros
  • Lots of parks
  • Wildlife
  • Country feel
Cons
  • Far from Center City
  • Need car
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Great restaurants to sink your teeth in to!"

Bridesburg lies in North Philadelphia and is the last river-front neighborhood you’ll go through before you hit the Northeast section of the city. It is situated between Frankford Creek to the north and west, the Delaware River to the southeast and Port Richmond to the southwest. According to the 2000 Census, Bridesburg’s has a population of 8,069, many of whom are Polish Americans. The Polish community is centered around various establishments in the area including Saint John Cantius Church.
There are many beautiful churches located in Bridesburg including Bridesburg Baptist Church, Bridesburg United Methodist Church and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. It also features one of the largest and oldest cemeteries in the city called Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
There are many delicious restaurants located in Bridesburg such as Renzi’s Pizza & Pasta House and Lori’s Delicatessen. If you are in the mood for some authentic Irish fare in a casual and laid back atmosphere, stop in to Scruffy’s Irish Pub on Bridge Street. You’ll love the comfy décor at old timey feel of the place.
Bridesburg is an affordable place to live and offers many spacious apartments and houses. It is mostly occupied by families and older people who have spent their entire lives in this neighborhood.
Pros
  • Diverse area
  • Good food
  • Lovely churches
Cons
  • Not good for young people
  • Parking can be an issue
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Great for young professionals"

Brewerytown is a neighborhood in the north section of Philadelphia. It is situated between the Schuylkill River to the east, Cecil B. Moore Avenue to the north and Parrish Street to the south. It got its name because of the many breweries that were located along the Schuylkill during the late 19th century. Some of the breweries included Keystone State Brewery, India Pale Ale Brewery, Eble & Herter, Francis Orth and City Park Brewery. The old breweries have since been transformed into stylish and chic loft apartments for young professionals.
Brewerytown is considered a section of the city that is on the rise and is inhabited by many young professionals. One of the more famous parts of Brewerytown is known as Brewerytown Square, which was a multi-million dollar real housing project made to create hundreds of housing units for middle class buyers.
Due to its close proximity to the river and Kelly Drive, Brewerytown is perfect for people who love to bike. Kelly Drive is one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the city and offers a scenic view of Boathouse Row and the Art Museum.
Due to the up-and-coming-ness of this neighborhood, house and apartment prices for both renting and buying can be a bit pricey. If you can afford a steep rent however, moving to this section of the city is totally worth it.
While you’re there, be sure to check out North Star Bar. This popular music venue sells a great varietyof beer and some of the yummiest food you’ll ever sink your teeth into.
Pros
  • Pretty area
  • Lots of restaurants and bars
  • Up and coming neighborhood
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No parking
  • Far from shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Beautiful section of Philadelphia"

Bella Vista, which means “beautiful sight” in Italian, is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia that is situated between South Street to the north, Washington Avenue to the South, 11th Street to the West and 6th Street to the east. It is one of the most beautiful sections of the city and is home to the Italian Market, which runs up 9th Street. The Italian Market features many grocers, restaurants, cafes and bakeries. One of its most famous stores is De Buno Brothers Cheese.
It was one of the first neighborhoods in the city to be settled by Italian immigrants and continues to be one of Philly’s prominent Italian American neighborhoods.
Bella Vista is considered the brunch capital of Philadelphia and features many great restaurants to dine in, including Sabrina’s, 12 Steps Down, and Little Bar. It also features some of the prettiest parks in the city including Washington Square Park and Bardascino Park.
If you own a car, be prepared to spend some extra time looking for parking. Due to Bella Vista being one of the more popular residential areas of the city, many people want to live there and parking is always difficult to find.
If you want to live in a quiet and clean section of South Philadelphia, then Bella Vista is definitely perfect for you. There are many hidden gems to discover in this delightful neighborhood including the free library located on 10th Street and Carpenter Street.
Pros
  • Italian Market
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Close to everything
Cons
  • No parking
  • Expensive
  • Loud
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Tight-knit community"

Aston and Woodbridge are neighborhoods located in Delaware County right outside of the West section of Philadelphia. It is home to 16,203 residents and is a very family and community oriented neighborhood. Many of the town meetings are held at the Aston Community Center Library Building which includes a state of the art library facility, gymnasium and meeting rooms. The area offers three main shopping centers as well as the Aston Athletic Association which features many athletic and sports programs for both children and adults.
It is also home in Neumann College, which is a private Roman Catholic co-ed school. It was ranked as having the Best Nursing Programs at the graduate level by US News & World Report for 2011 and also ranked as one of the Best Schools in the Northeast by Princeton Review.
Aston is mainly made up of families and older couples. There are many high quality restaurants worth checking out in the area including New Aston Palace, Café Prego and Dexter’s on the Five. The cost of living in Aston is moderate to high and is best if you live in a two-income household. It is a fabulous place to raise kids and offers a safe environment for everybody
Pros
  • Community oriented
  • Library
  • Great place to live
Cons
  • Not good for young people
  • Not a lot of nightlife opportunities
  • Far from Center City
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Includes a great park"

Angora is a Philadelphia neighborhood located in the Southwest section of the city. It is situated between Kingsessing to the south, Cedar Park to the east and Cobbs Creek to the west. It is named after a Turkish city called Ankara.
The neighborhood was founded in 1863 by Robert and George Callaghan. In the early 20th century, a mill was erected in Angora that produced yarn and glass. This opened up a lot of jobs for the nearby residents who soon moved to the area.
On May 12, 2005, Angora was certified as blighted by the City Commission. Some parts, such as Angora Terrace, are pristinely kept by residents.
One of the main draws of Angora is Kingessings Park and Recreational Center, which is a recreation center that was constructed in 1918. It includes a swimming pool, basketball courts, football fields, tennis courts and a baseball diamond.
The architecture found in Angora is rather beautiful and includes enormous houses built for families who were moving to the outskirts of the city during the late 1800’s. These houses now serve as multiple apartments for college students and young professionals.
Baltimore Avenue is the main road that cuts through Angora and leads all the way through Delaware County.
Pros
  • Great park
  • Affordable place to live
  • Kingessings Park and Recreational Center
Cons
  • Blighted
  • Crime increasing
  • Some parts are dirty
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A beautful place to live"

Andorra is a neighborhood that lies to the Northwest of Philadelphia and is adjacent to Roxborough. It occupies one of the highest points in the city and overlooks the Schuylkill River. Andorra was named after a small country by the same name which is situated in the Pyrenees between France and Spain.
Andorra is the last neighborhood in the city you will come to before entering Montgomery County. Although it is still within the city limits, Andorra resembles a suburban neighborhood more than a section of the city and includes many single or double-family houses set back from the street on large plots of land. Most of the architecture found in Andorra is rather beautiful and resembles the Gothic architecture found in Eastern Europe.
One of the most well known sites in Andorra is St. Mary’s Episcopal Church which is a gothic style cathedral. Due to a lack of funds in the 1930’s, the cathedral was never completed. The Andorra Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is located at 705 East Cathedral Road at Henry Avenue.
Housing prices in Andorra are higher than most neighborhoods in the city, but it is worth it to live there. Andorra is a beautiful area and is perfect for young couples
Pros
  • Suburban feel
  • Gorgeous neighborhood
  • Good for families
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Need a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"An Affordable Section of the City"

Allegheny West, located in North Philadelphia, is named after an association formed by Pep Boys and Tasty Baking Company. It is situated in between Allegheny Avenue and Broad Street. The community borders Strawberry Mansion, East Falls and Germantown.
Allegheny West is made up of mostly low income African American families. In the 1990s, it faced one of the largest population losses of any neighborhood in Philadelphia.
It is extremely affordable to live in Allegheny West. In 2005, a median home sale price in that neighborhood was $26,450. This was the lowest median price of any neighborhood in Philadelphia.
Allegheny West was formerly known as Swampoodle. This now archaic name referred to the section of the neighborhood where three railroad lines, including the Swampoodle Connection, came together at Leigh Avenue and 22nd Street.
If you are thinking about moving to Allegheny West, be sure to move into a secure apartment or house. There is a lot of crime that takes place in the neighborhood and a high level of robberies occur here. Be sure to bar your windows and include deadbolt locks on all of your doors to ensure that your home remains secure and safe.
There are many little neighborhood restaurants and bars that can be found in Allegheny West that offers good fare and drinks at decent prices.
Pros
  • Affordable to live
  • Great public transporation access
  • Lots of shops
Cons
  • High crime
  • Dangerous area
  • Dirty
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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