7.0 out of 10

West Powelton

39.9599596438024 -75.2049089452319
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 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

"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.
  • Near colleges
  • Affordable place to live
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Too many college students
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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