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About Philadelphia, PA (Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St median real estate price is $169,153, which is more expensive than 52.1% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 41.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St is currently $859, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 60.3% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 20.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 86.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 63.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

In addition, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.0% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 23,772 people per square mile living here. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 7.6% of residents in the Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 98.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (27.4% ride the bus) than 98.6% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St neighborhood has more Eastern European and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 4.0% have Haitian ancestry.

Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

For many reasons, Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St is rated by NeighborhoodScout as one of the top 1.6% of ideal neighborhoods for first-time home buyers in the state of Pennsylvania. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet the neighborhood has a track record according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive neighborhood home appreciation rates of above average real estate appreciation over the last five years compared to other PA neighborhoods, protecting your investment in your first home, while simultaneously making it less risky for your lender. Not only does this neighborhood stand out for combining price and home value stability or increases, it also is a neighborhood with a high quality resident population according exclusive data, meaning this is likely a good place to buy, live, and enjoy. While many first time home buyers focus purely on low cost and convenient location, which can risk your investment in your first home and put you in a less than desirable neighborhood, this neighborhood is a true standout for a lot of reasons, and definitely worth a look if you are a first time home buyer.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 36.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 14.9% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St neighborhood in Philadelphia are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 86.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 53.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 92.3% of U.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 Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St neighborhood, 35.7% 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 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.4%), and 14.9% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (14.3%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (12.0%), and residents who report German roots (6.0%), and some of the residents are also of Haitian ancestry (4.0%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.9% of households.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Larchwood Ave / S 53rd St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (35.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (27.4%) and 11.5% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. 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

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Pennsylvania 18.13
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Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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