Philadelphia, PA (Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave)



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About Philadelphia, PA (Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave median real estate price is $764,814, which is more expensive than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 93.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave is currently $2,638, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave has a 11.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 62.3% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Philadelphia, the Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 1.9% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, a majority of the adults in the Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Pennsylvania by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and active retirees.

Also, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 82.7% of the adults living in the Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 73.0% of the workforce in the Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood could be your paradise. With 34.5% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 2.5% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 72.3% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 25.7% of the Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 96.9% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood has more Irish and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 1.2% have Austrian ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood in Philadelphia are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood, 73.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 16.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (7.4%), and 3.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (31.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (20.7%), and residents who report English roots (15.3%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.4%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (66.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (25.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave 0.101011101001110
Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.13

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Germantown Ave / W Willow Grove Ave 0.101011101001110
Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 16.49

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Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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