Ridley Park, PA (Borough Center)




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About Ridley Park, PA (Borough Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Borough Center of Ridley Park is $226,162, which is more expensive than 76.2% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 59.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Ridley Park Borough Center is currently $1,217, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 76.9% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

Ridley Park Borough Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania.

Real estate in the Borough Center of Ridley Park, PA is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Borough Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Real estate vacancies in Ridley Park Borough Center are 7.2%, which is lower than one will find in 61.9% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Ridley Park Borough Center is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Ridley Park Borough Center neighborhood has more Irish and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 51.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 1.0% have Belgian ancestry.

Ridley Park Borough Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Ridley Park Borough Center 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 4.0% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.

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 Ridley Park Borough Center neighborhood could be your paradise. With 25.3% 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 4.4% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.


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 Borough Center neighborhood in Ridley Park are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 82.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.2% 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 83.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Ridley Park Borough Center neighborhood, 36.3% 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 25.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.5%), and 18.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Borough Center neighborhood in Ridley Park, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (51.9%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (22.1%), and residents who report German roots (18.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (10.1%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (9.3%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Ridley Park Borough Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.7% of households.

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 Ridley Park Borough Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (85.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (8.2%) and 5.3% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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 Demographics 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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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Ridley Park 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Ridley Park 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Ridley Park 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

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RIDLEY SD


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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to PA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Edgewood El Sch
525 8 Th Ave
Folsom, PA, 19033
KG-05
Woodlyn El Sch
School Lane & Colson
Woodlyn, PA, 19094
KG-05
Amosland El Sch
549 Amosland Rd
Morton, PA, 19070
KG-05
Leedom El Sch
620 East Chester Pike
Ridley Park, PA, 19078
KG-05
Ridley Hs
901 Morton Avenue
Folsom, PA, 19033
09-12
Lakeview El Sch
333 Constitution Ave
Ridley Park, PA, 19078
KG-05
Eddystone El Sch
9 Th & Simpson Streets
Eddystone, PA, 19022
KG-05
Ridley Ms
Free & Dupont Streets
Ridley Park, PA, 19078
06-08
Grace Park El Sch
Seventh Avenue
Swarthmore, PA, 19081
KG-05

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