Philadelphia, PA (U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St)




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About Philadelphia, PA (U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St is currently $2,893, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St has a 14.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 73.3% 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 U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St choose to walk to work each day (70.0%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 70.1% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 2.8% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Pennsylvania.

Also, there is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (1.9%) living in the U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 96.6% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 99.8%, which is higher than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.

Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 90.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.6% of all neighborhoods in America.

Also of note, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood. A whopping 45.9% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 95.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood. In the U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

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 U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 38.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood has more Asian and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 28.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 3.2% have Dominican ancestry.

U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 64.4% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.


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 U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood in Philadelphia are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 62.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 39.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 82.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood, 57.3% 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 19.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.6%), and 6.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (28.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.5%), and residents who report German roots (5.2%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.9%), along with some Dominican ancestry residents (3.2%), among others. In addition, 20.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood is English, spoken by 67.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Korean, South Asian languages and Arabic.

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 U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (64.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (70.0%) hop out the door and walk to work to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (14.7%) and 8.6% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. This is a special neighborhood for the number of people who walk to work. Combining exercise, low cost, and reduced pollution, plus the chance to see your neighbors, walking to work is fairly uncommon in America but likely to increase as people try to reduce their dependence on automobiles, and this neighborhood offers that opportunity today.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St 0.101011101001110
Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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U of Pennsylvania / Chestnut St 0.101011101001110
Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 12 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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