Livability Score

68
/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 (5) A+
Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books
Coffee Shop
Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books
Coffee Shop
Germantown Espresso Bar
Coffee Shop
All The Way Live
Coffee Shop
Ultimo Coffee
Coffee Shop
High Point
Coffee Shop
Tuttleman Café
Coffee Shop
InFusion Coffee House
Coffee Shop
High Point Cafe
Coffee Shop
Gatehouse Cafe
Coffee Shop
Epicure Cafe at East Falls
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Trolley Car Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Sabor Rico Bakery
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Elkins Perk
Coffee Shop
Locals Coffee & Eatery
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Chestnut Hill Coffee
Coffee Shop
Tribe Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Lucky Cup Cafe
Coffee Shop
The Artist's Pallet Cafe
Coffee Shop
Cloud Coffee
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (17) A+
The Museum of the Miraculous Medal Shrine
Museum
Germantown Historical Society
Museum
Germantown White House
Museum
ACES Museum
Museum
Yarrnall Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Grumblethorpe
Museum
Black Writers Museum
Museum
Taulane Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Museum of Nursing History
Museum
Wyck Museum
Museum
Johnson House Historic Site
Museum
The Concord School House
Museum
McCarthy Stadium
Stadium
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
Museum
Germantown Theatre Center
Theatre Arts
La Salle University Art Museum
Museum
Benjamin Chew House
Museum
The Colored Girls Museum
Museum
Stenton Mansion
Museum
Rittenhouse Homestead
Museum
Kurtz Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Weavers Way Mercantile Shop
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Marcus Foster Memorial Stadium
Stadium
Sedgewick Theatre
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (15) D-
McDonald's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Attic Brewing Company
Bar
Philly Pretzel Factory
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Checkers
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Checkers
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Crown Fried Chicken
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Fitness (3) A+
Center in the Park
Community Centre
Germantown Life Enrichment Center
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Commodore John Barry Arts and Cultural Center
Community Centre
Sage Integrative Health Center;Craft Tea
Gym
Simons Youth Center & Teen Center
Community Centre
Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys & Girls Club
Community Centre
FitLife
Gym
Abbottsford Homes Community Center
Community Centre
KiloDelphia
Gym
LaMott Community Center
Community Centre
Sturgis Community Center
Community Centre
LA Fitness
Gym
Youfit
Gym
Forteleza
Gym
Forteleza
Gym
AFC Fitness
Gym
North Light Community Center
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Water Tower Community Center
Community Centre
Ramonita Negron Rivera Community Center
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
The Scout House
Community Centre
Crossroads Community Center
Community Centre
Strawberry Mansion Police Athletic League Center
Community Centre
Groceries (4) F
The Fresh Grocer
Grocery Store
Chelten Market IGA
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Save A Lot
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Weavers Way Co-op
Grocery Store
Acme
Grocery Store
Acme
Grocery Store
ShopRite
Grocery Store
Acme
Grocery Store
7 Brothers Supermarket
Grocery Store
H Mart
Grocery Store
Paris Baguette
Bakery
Major's Market
Grocery Store
Cousin's Supermarket
Grocery Store
Paris Baguette
Bakery
ShopRite
Grocery Store
ShopRite
Grocery Store
Acme
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
H Mart
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Parks (81) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Morton Playground
Park
Market Square
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Bringhurst Park
Park
Playground (GFS)
Playground
Greene Street Friends Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Emlen Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Waterview Recreation Center
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Waterview Recreation Center
Park
Pennsbury Greene Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Vernon Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Kindergarden Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Gilbert Stuart Park
Park
Howell Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (11) C+
Dollar General
Discount Store
Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books
Books
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
Johnny's Groceries
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
A Plus
Convenience Store
APlus
Convenience Store
Super Dollar City
Discount Store
APlus
Convenience Store
Manny & Carmen Stop-n-Shop
Convenience Store
Paper Trail Bike Cafe
Bicycle
Callis and Callis
Hairdresser
Words Per Minute
Books
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Wild Hand
Fabric
Weavers Way Across the Way
Pets
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Books
Rodriguez Groceries
Convenience Store
Thomas Jefferson University East Falls Campus Store
Books
Boost Mobile
Electronics
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Crazy Wave
Beauty
Family Dollar
Discount Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 34.1% take public transportation in Germantown.
Public Transit Stops (11)
Stops & Stations
A+
Germantown
Transit Station
Wister
Transit Station
Washington Lane
Transit Station
Chelten Avenue
Transit Station
Tulpehocken
Transit Station
Queen Lane
Transit Station
Upsal
Transit Station
Wayne Junction
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Olney Transportation Center
Transit Station
Olney Transportation Center
Bus Station
Logan
Transit Station
Wyoming
Transit Station
Carpenter
Transit Station
Stenton
Transit Station
Fern Rock Transportation Center
Transit Station
Hunting Park
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Fern Rock Transportation Center
Transit Station
Olney Avenue & 7th St
Bus Stop
Olney Avenue & 7th St
Bus Stop
6th St & Olney Avenue
Bus Stop
Sedgwick
Transit Station
6th St & Olney Avenue
Bus Stop
Allen Lane
Transit Station
Workers Taking Public Transit
34.1%
A+
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Germantown is 91/100 - which is 7% lower than Pennsylvania.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime F

Germantown crime rates are 7,297 per 100k, which is 314% higher than Pennsylvania
Property Crime
5,553 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
1,744 crimes per 100k
F
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employment F

The median income in Germantown is $29,642 - which is 46% lower than Pennsylvania.
Med. Household Income
$29,642
F
Unemployment Rate
9.4%
F
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (13)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Philadelphia Company 19 & Ladder 8 Fire Station
Fire Station
Philadelphia Public Health Center 9
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
The Germantown Hospital and Medical Center
Hospital
Philadelphia District 14 Police Station
Police
La Salle University’s Public Safety Department
Police
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Einstein Healthcare Network Germantown
Clinic
Student Health Center
Clinic
Fresenius Kidney Care
Clinic
Philadelphia District 35 Police Station
Police
Warren E. Smith Health Center
Clinic
Einstein Emergency Room
Doctor
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Philadelphia Company 51 and Ladder 29 Fire Station
Fire Station
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
Hospital
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Rhino Chiropractic
Doctor
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Philadelphia Company 9 & Ladder 21 Fire Station
Fire Station
Philadelphia Company 72 Fire Station
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing C

Germantown home prices are $99,031 - which is 41% lower than Pennsylvania
Home Price
$99,031
F
Home Appreciation Rate
N/A
F
Home Affordability
3.3x (home price to income ratio)
B+
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schools D+

The Germantown graduation rate is 77% - which is 10% lower than Pennsylvania
School Test Scores
29%
F
High School Grad. Rates
77%
D
Elementary Schools (21) A+
Lotus Academy
Chelten Christian Crusade Little People Day School
Gfs
Greene Street Friends School
Pennsylvania School For The Deaf
Small World Discovery Center
New Hope Christian Academy
Roosevelt Theodore Ms
Mastery Cs - Francis D. Pastorius Elemen
Mastery Cs John Wister Elementary
Mastery Cs-Pickett Campus
The Depaul Catholic School
Fitler Academics Plus
Adelaide Educational Center
Kelly John B Sch
Pennell Joseph Sch
Logan James Sch
Blair Christian Academy
Project Learn School
Lingelbach Anna L Sch
Widener Memorial Sch
Emlen Eleanor C Sch
Prince Hall
Hill Freedman World Academy
Delaware Valley Chs
High Schools (13) A+
Gfs
Greene Street Friends School
Pennsylvania School For The Deaf
New Hope Christian Academy
Mastery Cs-Pickett Campus
Central Hs
Imhotep Institute Chs
Widener Memorial Sch
Girls Hs
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
Hill Freedman World Academy
Parkway Northwest
King Martin Luther Hs
Building 21
Act Academy Cyber Cs
Mastery Cs-Gratz Campus
Hope Church School
Eastern University Academy Charter Schoo
Multicultural Academy Cs
Randolph A. Philip Avt Hs
Little Flower Catholic High School For Girls
Aspira Bilingual Cyber Charter School
Mercy Career & Technical High School
Esperanza Cyber Cs
Bridge Way School
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ratings A

Germantown has an overall rating of 80% from 4 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (3)
From AreaVibes
D+
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Germantown Area Facts

  • Germantown has a Livability Score of 68/100, which is considered good
  • Germantown crime rates are 36% higher than the Philadelphia average
  • Cost of living in Germantown is 11% lower than the Philadelphia average
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My Life In Germantown 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 05, 2014) Germantown is a very busy area to live in, and can feel very overcrowded at times.

I lived there for 18 years, off and on. Germantown, is located in the Northwest side of Philadelphia formerly a borough founded in 1681 by Mennonite families. But is currently considered an area i
...Read More n Philadelphia that is located approximately six miles from Center City Philadelphia.

For those who enjoy visiting or living in locations that have lots of historical value, Germantown would be a great place to consider. Even the YMCA located on Greene St. looks like a huge mansion. Germantown is residence to many Philadelphia area politicians, scholars, and artist. Germantown is home to some of Philadelphia's finest dining spots, and if you love to shop, there are quit a few boutiques located along Germantown Ave.

One of the many perks I found during my time living there, were the many historical parks and recreational sites. For instance, there is the historic Awbury Arboretum, which sits on a 55 acre estate. It is located at 1 Awbury Road in East Germantown, and is open daily to the public free of charge.The parks are beautifully maintained. One in Particular is Cliveden Park located close to were I lived on Upsal St. in the Mt. Airy section, and the Wissahickon Valley Park a 1400 acre park that is part of the infamous Fairmount Park system. Wissahickon Valley Park is a beautiful park full of colorful trees, winding roads and streams, along with many points of interest such as the Cedar House, Glen Fern, and the Heritage House.

Housing in the Germantown area is fairly reasonable as far as I'm concerned. We lived in a 10 bedroom, 3 bathroom mansion formerly owned by a prominent Philadelphia Judge, purchased for $365,000.00 ten years ago. Though I no longer reside in the house, family members still live there. However, if you're not the type to live in huge mansions,there are lovely, town homes located further north that run in the neighborhood of 1400.00-1500.00 monthly. These homes usually have 3-4 bedrooms, 2 baths with a basement.

On the downside, Germantown Ave. has trolley tracks which I hated. They're fine for those who like riding in trolleys. As for motorist, they can cause lots of damage to a vehicle. The Ave. is very narrow to drive on, yet, traffic runs two-ways.

I hated that when I lived there, and tried to avoid it as much as possible. Otherwise it is a pretty nice place to live and shop. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

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

Parks

Unknown Name
Morton Playground
Market Square
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Bringhurst Park
Playground (GFS)
Greene Street Friends Playground

Entertainment

The Museum of the Miraculous Medal Shrine
Germantown Historical Society
Germantown White House
ACES Museum
Yarrnall Auditorium
Grumblethorpe
Black Writers Museum
Taulane Auditorium

Food & Drink

McDonald's
Dunkin'
KFC
Burger King
Dunkin'
Wendy's
Attic Brewing Company
Philly Pretzel Factory

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Germantown? Of all people who commute, 34.1% take public transportation in Germantown.
Drive to Work
49%

28% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
34%

29% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
5%

1% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Germantown 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

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