Livability Score

64
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (32) A+
ReAnimator Coffee
Coffee Shop
Green Line Cafe
Coffee Shop
Green Line Cafe
Coffee Shop
Knockbox Cafe
Coffee Shop
Vagrant Coffee
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Kaffa Crossing
Coffee Shop
Green Line Cafe
Coffee Shop
Little Baby's Ice Cream
Coffee Shop
Hibiscus Juice & Smoothies
Coffee Shop
The Satellite Cafe
Coffee Shop
Grindcore House
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Metropolitan Bakery Café
Coffee Shop
Saxbys
Coffee Shop
Green Line Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Kiwi Frozen Yougurt
Coffee Shop
United By Blue
Coffee Shop
Avril 50
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Saxbys - Drexel
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (14) A+
A-Space
Theatre Arts
Paul Robeson House and Museum
Museum
American Bandstand
Attraction
Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts
Theatre Arts
Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy
Museum
The Rotunda
Theatre Arts
Cinemark University City Penn 6
Cinema
Unknown Name
Stadium
Hamilton Mansion
Museum
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
New Africa Center
Museum
Tiberino Museum
Museum
Institute of Contemporary Art
Museum
Irvine Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Penn Museum
Museum
Franklin Field
Stadium
Mandell Theatre
Theatre Arts
Bartram's Garden
Attraction
Philadelphia Zoo
Zoo
WildWorks Ropes Course
Attraction
Please Touch Museum
Museum
Boathouse Row
Attraction
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Cedar Grove
Museum
Food and Drink (83) A+
Brewer's Outlet
Alcohol
48th Street Donut
Fast Food
New Harvest
Fast Food
Watusi Pub
Bar
China Inn
Fast Food
A Quality Cafe
Fast Food
Local 44
Bar
Taco Taco Mexican
Fast Food
Local 44 Bottle Shop
Alcohol
Evan's Pizza
Fast Food
Mood Cafe
Fast Food
Chili Garden
Fast Food
Fiesta Pizza
Fast Food
Abby's Desert Lounge
Bar
Lucky's Chinese American Food
Fast Food
Dahlak
Bar
Colonial Pizza
Fast Food
Pasqually's Pizza
Fast Food
University City Beverage
Alcohol
Gyro ?
Fast Food
New No. 1 Chinese
Fast Food
Fine Wine & Good Spirits
Alcohol
The Bar(n)
Bar
Peking Inn
Fast Food
Penn Cafe & Pizzeria
Fast Food
Fitness (10) A+
Star Harbor Senior Community
Community Centre
8 Limbs Academy
Gym
The Cedar Works
Community Centre
West Philadelphia YMCA
Community Centre
West Philadelphia YMCA
Gym
Lucien Blackwell Community Center
Community Centre
Mill Creek Community Center
Community Centre
Penn-Drexel Newman Center
Community Centre
James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym
Gym
Pottruck Health and Fitness Center
Gym
Community Education Center
Community Centre
Sharon Community Center
Community Centre
West Philadelphia Community Center
Community Centre
Ringe Squash Court
Gym
Hutchinson Gymnasium
Gym
Holy Temple Community Center
Community Centre
Southwest Police Athletic League
Community Centre
Sweat Fitness
Gym
Von Colin Community Center Building
Community Centre
EverybodyFights
Gym
Tuck Barre & Yoga
Gym
E R Tustin Community Center
Community Centre
Philadelphia Sports Club
Gym
Steelworks Strength Systems
Gym
Marian Anderson Community Center
Community Centre
Groceries (6) A+
Supremo Foodmarket
Grocery Store
Alrayyan Food Market
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Mariposa Food Co-Op
Grocery Store
Acme
Grocery Store
Four Worlds Bakery
Bakery
Eight Brothers
Grocery Store
Great Value
Grocery Store
The Fresh Grocer
Grocery Store
Giant
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Girard Meat Market
Butcher
The Fresh Grocer
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
D'Ambrosio Bakery
Bakery
Five Star Supermarket
Grocery Store
ShopRite
Grocery Store
Four Seasons
Butcher
Giant
Grocery Store
South Square Market
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Cousins
Grocery Store
Carlos Bake Shop
Bakery
Parks (66) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Spruce Hill Bird Sanctuary
Park
Teachable Moments Childcare
Playground
49th & Spruce Play Lot
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Sansom Street Play Lot
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Ben Barkan Playground
Playground
Cedar Pointe Park
Park
Ben Barkan Park
Park
Max Paul Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Clarence H. Clark Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Cedar Park
Park
Malcolm X Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Malcolm X Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (87) A+
The Pink Lady Hair Studio
Hairdresser
Media Gounass
Electronics
University Dollar Plus
Discount Store
Kawral Fouta
Clothing
Garden Court Eatery
Convenience Store
RadioShack
Electronics
Dollar Days Plus
Discount Store
Hair Life
Hairdresser
Spruce's Nails Salon
Beauty
New Image Boutique
Clothing
Monarch Hardware
Home Improvement
Diamond Nails
Beauty
Tony's Just For Men Barbershop
Hairdresser
Jinxed
Furniture
Red Lotus Spa & Nails
Beauty
African Grocery Inc.
Convenience Store
Adja Beauty Supply
Beauty
Diamond Nail
Beauty
True Planet
Clothing
Unknown Name
Furniture
Diamond Nails
Beauty
LeLoft
Hairdresser
Baltimore Pet Shoppe
Pets
Bindlestiff Books
Books
Mona Lisa
Beauty
See more Cobbs Creek amenity data

commute A+

Of all people who commute, 35.9% take public transportation in Cobbs Creek.
Public Transit Stops (85)
Stops & Stations
A+
Baltimore Avenue & 46th Street
Transit Stop
Baltimore Avenue & 46th Street
Transit Stop
Baltimore Avenue & 45th Street
Transit Stop
Baltimore Avenue & 47th Street
Transit Stop
Baltimore Avenue & 45th Street
Transit Stop
Baltimore Avenue & 47th Street
Transit Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Baltimore Avenue & 44th Street
Transit Stop
Baltimore Avenue & 44th Street
Transit Stop
46th Street
Transit Station
Baltimore Avenue & 48th Street
Transit Stop
Baltimore Avenue & Florence Avenue
Transit Stop
Baltimore Avenue & 43rd Street
Transit Stop
Baltimore Avenue & 43rd Street
Transit Stop
Chester Avenue & 45th Street
Transit Stop
Chester Avenue & 45th Street
Transit Stop
Baltimore Avenue & 49th Street
Transit Stop
Chester Avenue & 46th Street
Transit Stop
Baltimore Avenue & 49th Street
Transit Stop
Chester Avenue & 46th Street
Transit Stop
Chester Avenue & 43rd Street
Transit Stop
Chester Avenue & 43rd Street
Transit Stop
Baltimore Avenue & 42nd Street
Transit Stop
Chester Avenue & 47th Street
Transit Stop
Baltimore Avenue & 42nd Street
Transit Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
35.9%
A+
See more Cobbs Creek commute data

cost of living A-

The cost of living in Cobbs Creek is 94/100 - which is 4% lower than Pennsylvania.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
See more Cobbs Creek cost of living data

crime F

Cobbs Creek crime rates are 5,921 per 100k, which is 236% higher than Pennsylvania
Property Crime
4,762 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
1,159 crimes per 100k
F
See more Cobbs Creek crime data

employment D-

The median income in Cobbs Creek is $36,830 - which is 33% lower than Pennsylvania.
Med. Household Income
$36,830
F
Unemployment Rate
7.2%
F
See more Cobbs Creek employment data

health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (32)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Davis Pharmacy
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Aspire Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Karabots Pediatric Care Center, West Philadelphia
Clinic
DaVita Dialysis
Clinic
Philadelphia Company 5 Fire Station
Fire Station
Kirkbride Center
Hospital
Penn Public Safety
Police
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Philadelphia Company 68 Fire Station
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Philadelphia Police University City District
Police
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital
Hospital
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
The Dialysis Center Of West Philadelphia at Mill Creek
Clinic
Best Care Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Philadelphia Police 18th District
Police
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Hospital
Woodland Avenue Health Center
Clinic
PCOM Lancaster Ave Health Care Center
Clinic
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Hospital
Penn Medicine
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
See more Cobbs Creek health & safety data

housing C-

Cobbs Creek home prices are $106,654 - which is 36% lower than Pennsylvania
Home Price
$106,654
F
Home Appreciation Rate
-35%
F
Home Affordability
2.9x (home price to income ratio)
A-
See more Cobbs Creek housing data

schools D+

The Cobbs Creek graduation rate is 84% - which is 2% lower than Pennsylvania
School Test Scores
25%
F
High School Grad. Rates
84%
C-
Elementary Schools (14) A+
Lea Henry C Sch
The Islamic Education School -Ties
Beulah Baptist Christian Day School
St Francis De Sales School
Penn Alexander Sch
The City School- Spruce Hill
Global Leadership Academy Cs Southwest A
Locke Alain Sch
Middle Years Alternative
Harrington Avery D Sch
Comegys Benjamin B Sch
Washington Martha Sch
Boys Latin Of Philadelphia Cs
Rhoads James Sch
Hamilton Andrew Sch
Mastery Cs-Harrity Campus
Belmont Charter School
Science Leadership Academy Ms
Mitchell El Sch
Universal Daroff Charter School
Independence Cs West
Mastery Cs - Hardy Williams
Quba Institute Day School
Longstreth William C Sch
Powel Samuel Sch
High Schools (8) A+
West Philadelphia Hs
The Workshop School
West Catholic Preparatory H.S.
Beulah Baptist Christian Day School
The City School- Spruce Hill
Paul Robeson Hs For Human Services
The Mill Creek School
Parkway West
Boys Latin Of Philadelphia Cs
Belmont Charter School
Philadelphia Learning Academy - South
Mastery Cs - Hardy Williams
Sayre William L Ms
Motivation Hs
Universal Audenried Charter School
School Of The Future
Mastery Cs -Shoemaker Campus
Richard Allen Preparatory Cs
Kipp Dubois Charter School
Science Leadership Academy
Freire Cs
Overbrook Hs
Preparatory Cs Of Mathematics Science
Bartram John - Main
Jw Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School
See more Cobbs Creek education data

ratings F

Cobbs Creek has an overall rating of 40% from 3 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (2)
From AreaVibes
F
See more Cobbs Creek user rating data
Amenities Commute Cost of Living Crime Employment Health & Safety Housing Schools User Ratings
Photo of Philadelphia, PA
( 3 Ratings )

Living in Cobbs Creek, Philadelphia, PA

Cobbs Creek Area Facts

  • Cobbs Creek has a Livability Score of 64/100, which is considered average
  • Cobbs Creek crime rates are 10% higher than the Philadelphia average
  • Cost of living in Cobbs Creek is 8% lower than the Philadelphia average
New Real Estate Listings in Cobbs Creek Area
Search Homes for Sale in Philadelphia, PA

Cobbs Creek Reviews

Write a review about Cobbs Creek Tell people what you like or don't like about Cobbs Creek…
True Life in Cobbs Creek, Philadelphia 2 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 24, 2012) I have lived in Cobbs Creek, Philadelphia Pennsylvania for the past 3 years. The neighborhood is a generally quiet, small suburb located directly West of Philly, populated mostly by young families and students who attend the nearby University of Pennsylvania. The positives of liv ...Read More ing in Cobbs Creek, Philadelphia PA include the proximity to Center City, Philly, the sense of community and the abundant public transportation. However, there are quite a few negative aspects of life in Cobbs Creek as well.

Cobbs Creek is a popular neighborhood primarily due to its location. It is only a 5 minute drive to the main University of Pennsylvania campus, which includes the nearest library and a world-class hospital. It is also quite close to downtown, Center City Philadelphia, a neighborhood that is hip, affluent, safe and boasts an incredible array of restaurants and interesting attractions.

Another positive to living in Cobbs Creek is the proliferation of public transportation options close by. Not only is there more than 5 different bus stops within walking distance of the neighborhood, but the SEPTA bullet-trams run through the neighborhood too, making a commute to work a quick and easy affair.

The residents of Cobbs Creek are primarily African-American, with some Caucasians mixed into the community. Thus, the sense of community in the neighborhood is strong, with homeowners meetings happening regularly at area churches.

Unfortunately, there are more negatives than positives when it comes to life in Cobbs Creek, Philadelphia PA. First off, the crime rate is more than 5% higher than the average rate for Philly, which is already almost double the national average. It is not uncommon to witness petty thefts and burglary just walking down the dirty, unkempt streets, especially at night. Second, the nightlife in Cobbs Creek is almost non-existent, with just a couple of dive bars and exotic clubs in the area. Restaurants in the area are mostly small, family owned ethnic food joints, but there are only a few decent options. My personal favorite is Duke's Jerk Pit, a small place that does serve up some delicious roasted meat. Similar to the restaurant and nightlife scene, the shopping market in Cobbs Creek is small and uninteresting. Most places are strip-mall chain stores, and the vast majority of consumers simply travel out of the area to go shopping.

Honestly speaking, living in Cobbs Creek is rewarding in that the rents are low and the area is very close to popular area of Philadelphia. Still, the negatives far outweigh the positives in my mind. Read Less
Show All Reviews

How Do You Rate The Livability In Cobbs Creek?

1. Select a livability score between 1-100
0
Awful
25
Poor
50
Average
75
Good
100
Great
2. Select any tags that apply to this area
View results

A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Cobbs Creek? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Spruce Hill Bird Sanctuary
Teachable Moments Childcare
49th & Spruce Play Lot
Unknown Name
Sansom Street Play Lot
Unknown Name

Entertainment

A-Space
Paul Robeson House and Museum
American Bandstand
Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts
Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy
The Rotunda
Cinemark University City Penn 6
Unknown Name

Food & Drink

Brewer's Outlet
48th Street Donut
New Harvest
Watusi Pub
China Inn
A Quality Cafe
Local 44
Taco Taco Mexican

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Cobbs Creek? Of all people who commute, 35.9% take public transportation in Cobbs Creek.
Drive to Work
46%

31% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
36%

30% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
3%

equal to the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Cobbs Creek a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Wills Eye Hospital
Kindred Hospital South Philadelphia
Kensington Hospital
Rite Options
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Shriners Hospitals for Children

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Rite Aid
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Rite Aid

Doctors

Hortense T. Moss Health Center
American College of Physicians
Rhino Chiropractic
Eye Institute of Pennsylvania
Drexel Student Health
Bruce Hopper, MD
Einstein Emergency Room
Dr. Ali Albert Anaim

Compare Philadelphia, PA Livability

      vs