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A+ Germantown Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Germantown Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Pennsylvania
973% less expensive than the US average
1044% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Germantown cost of living
F Germantown Crime Total crime is 176% higher than Pennsylvania
Total crime
5,41997% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 1997% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Germantown crime
F Germantown Employment Household income is 46% lower than Pennsylvania
Median household income
$29,64246% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,16439% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%102% higher than the US average
Germantown employment
B Germantown Housing Home value is 41% lower than Pennsylvania
Median home value
$99,03146% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$78417% lower than the US average
Home ownership
46%27% lower than the US average
Germantown real estate
F Germantown Schools HS graduation rate is 10% lower than Pennsylvania
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
31%38% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Philadelphia K-12 schools or Philadelphia colleges

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My Life In Germantown

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 in 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.
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Source: The Germantown, Philadelphia, PA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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