Livability Score

66
/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 (3) A+
ReAnimator Coffee
Coffee Shop
Coffee House Too
Coffee Shop
Leotah's Place
Coffee Shop
Buzz Cafe
Coffee Shop
Gryphon Cafe
Coffee Shop
Milkcrate Cafe
Coffee Shop
La Colombe Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Cakes by Kharis Cafe
Coffee Shop
ReAnimator Coffee
Coffee Shop
One Shot Coffee & Cafe
Coffee Shop
Richie's Cafe
Coffee Shop
Saige Cafe
Coffee Shop
Madison K Cookies
Coffee Shop
Cafe La Maude
Coffee Shop
The Artist's Pallet Cafe
Coffee Shop
Dolce & Caffe
Coffee Shop
Cloud Coffee
Coffee Shop
Soy Cafe
Coffee Shop
Paley Perk
Coffee Shop
Higher Grounds Cafe
Coffee Shop
Lucky Cup Cafe
Coffee Shop
Saxbys
Coffee Shop
Saxbys
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Yi Fang Tea
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (1) A+
Harbison's Dairy Milk Bottle
Attraction
Karlie Gallery
Art Gallery
The Papermill Community of Artists
Theatre Arts
Revolutions (closed)
Bowling Alley
Punch Line Philly
Theatre Arts
Art Making Machine Studios
Art Gallery
FLUXSpace
Art Gallery
North Bowl
Bowling Alley
SoundGarden Hall
Theatre Arts
Randall and Tomlinson Theaters
Theatre Arts
Temple Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Cavanaugh's Riverdeck
Nightclub
Philadelphia Doll Museum
Museum
AMC Broadstreet 7
Cinema
Freedom Theatre
Theatre Arts
Franklin Music Hall
Theatre Arts
The Met
Theatre Arts
Wagner Free Institute of Science
Museum
St. George's United Methodist Church House Museum and Library
Museum
Fringe Arts
Theatre Arts
Cherry Street Pier
Theatre Arts
Fireman's Hall Museum
Museum
Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art
Theatre Arts
Elfreth's Alley Museum
Museum
Weaver Historical Dental Museum
Museum
Food and Drink (16) A+
Little Baby's Ice Cream
Sweets
Memphis Taproom
Bar
Philadelphia Brewing Company Peacock Room Bar & Garden
Bar
The Lost Bar
Bar
Nut Hut Saloon
Bar
Monkey Club
Bar
Primo Hoagies
Fast Food
Five Sisters Ice Cream and Sweets
Sweets
Stelio's Pizza
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Happy Tap Food Window
Fast Food
Les n Doreen's Happy Tap
Bar
Scoops
Fast Food
Evil Genius Beer Company
Bar
Slack's Hoagie Shack
Fast Food
Rita's Italian Ice
Sweets
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Beer City
Alcohol
Duke's of Marlborough
Fast Food
Kraftwork
Bar
Heffe Tacos
Fast Food
Stateside Urbancraft Vodka Tasting Room
Bar
The El Bar
Bar
Bait & Switch
Bar
Fishtown Tavern
Bar
Fitness (2) A+
Planet Fitness
Gym
City Fitness Fishtown
Gym
Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center
Community Centre
Balance Studios
Gym
Cohocksink Community Center
Community Centre
Amrita Yoga and Wellness
Gym
Drueding Center
Community Centre
R. W. Brown Community Center
Community Centre
Crossfit Love
Gym
Go Vertical - Indoor Rock Climbing Gym
Gym
Norris Community Center
Community Centre
Riva Health & Wellness
Gym
North Central Community Center
Community Centre
Warhorse Barbell Club
Gym
Crossroads Community Center
Community Centre
Fortitude & Co
Gym
McVeigh Community Center
Community Centre
Ramonita Negron Rivera Community Center
Community Centre
City Fitness Northern Liberties
Gym
Temple University Fitness
Gym
John F. Street Community Center
Community Centre
IBC Gym
Gym
Temple University Aramark Student Training and Recreation (STAR) Complex
Gym
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Community Centre
Athletics and Fitness Center
Gym
Groceries (2) A+
Riverwards Produce
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
The Richmond Shops IGA
Grocery Store
Cake Life
Bakery
3J's Food Market
Grocery Store
Fine Fare
Grocery Store
Cousin's
Grocery Store
Acme
Grocery Store
Silvia Bakery
Bakery
Sam's Super Market
Grocery Store
Lost Bread Co. Bakery
Bakery
Almanac Market
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Czerw's Kielbasa
Butcher
The Fresh Grocer
Grocery Store
city market
Grocery Store
Wilson Meats
Butcher
ALDI
Grocery Store
ShopRite
Grocery Store
Giant
Grocery Store
Luen Fong Food & Produce Inc.
Grocery Store
Four Seasons Seafood LLC.
Seafood
Tuck Hing Co.
Grocery Store
Respond, Inc. Bakery
Bakery
Hong Kong Bakery
Bakery
Parks (36) A+
Konrad Square
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Hagert Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Black-Coyle-McBride Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Emerald Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Palmer Park
Park
Michael J Towey Playground
Park
Frederick Cione Playground and Aramingo Square
Park
Norris Square Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Webb Street Play Lot
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (9) A+
Quick Stop
Convenience Store
Liberty Choice
Convenience Store
Mota Grocery
Convenience Store
Red Wing
Shoes
Wawa
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Norman Porter Jeans
Clothing
The Common Room
Home Improvement
Power Bikes
Bicycle
Sulimay's Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Harriett's Bookshop
Books
Richard's Bike Shop
Bicycle
Somerset Minimarket
Convenience Store
Style on Second Hair Studio
Hairdresser
Delicious Boutique
Clothing
Front Deli Grocery
Convenience Store
Head Games Philly
Discount Store
Danger Salon
Hairdresser
Llegopapa Food Market
Convenience Store
Yadi Grocery
Convenience Store
Superior Supplement Center
Nutrition Supplements
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Uceta Mini Market II
Convenience Store
James Produce
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 25.5% take public transportation in Kensington.
Public Transit Stops (25)
Stops & Stations
A+
Berks
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
York-Dauphin
Transit Station
Girard Avenue & Aramingo Avenue
Transit Stop
Girard Avenue & Berks Street
Transit Stop
Girard Avenue & Berks Street
Transit Stop
Girard Avenue & Palmer Street
Transit Stop
American St & Norris St
Bus Stop
American St & Diamond St
Bus Stop
Girard Avenue & Palmer Street
Transit Stop
American St & Norris St
Bus Stop
American St & Berks St
Bus Stop
American St & Diamond St
Bus Stop
American St & Norris St
Bus Stop
Huntingdon
Transit Station
American St & Susquehanna Av
Bus Stop
American St & Susquehanna Av
Bus Stop
Girard Avenue & Columbia Avenue
Transit Stop
American St & Dauphin St
Bus Stop
Girard Avenue & Columbia Avenue
Transit Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
American St & Dauphin St
Bus Stop
American St & Cecil B Moore Av
Bus Stop
American St & Cecil B Moore Av
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
25.5%
A+
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cost of living B+

The cost of living in Kensington is 98/100 - which is 1% lower than Pennsylvania.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime F

Kensington crime rates are 6,944 per 100k, which is 294% higher than Pennsylvania
Property Crime
6,014 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
930 crimes per 100k
F
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employment D

The median income in Kensington is $42,035 - which is 23% lower than Pennsylvania.
Med. Household Income
$42,035
F
Unemployment Rate
9.3%
F
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (6)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Kensington Hospital
Hospital
Philadelphia Company 6 Fire Station
Fire Station
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Philadelphia Police 26th District
Police
Temple University Hospital - Episcopal Campus
Hospital
Philadelphia Company 2 Fire Station
Fire Station
East Lehigh Health Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Dr. Ali Albert Anaim
Doctor
Pharmacy of America
Pharmacy
ACME Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Engine 25
Fire Station
Fire Engine Company 29
Fire Station
Temple Health Northeastern Campus
Clinic
Girard Medical Center
Hospital
Catholic Health Care Services
Clinic
Temple University Police Station
Police
9th & Girard Pharmacy
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Philadelphia Police Harrison Mini Station
Police
A&W Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Maria de los Santos Health Center
Clinic
Philadelphia Company 28 Fire Station
Fire Station
Temple University Police Substation
Police
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing C+

Kensington home prices are $142,231 - which is 15% lower than Pennsylvania
Home Price
$142,231
F
Home Appreciation Rate
N/A
F
Home Affordability
3.4x (home price to income ratio)
B+
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schools D-

The Kensington graduation rate is 67% - which is 22% lower than Pennsylvania
School Test Scores
25%
F
High School Grad. Rates
67%
F
Elementary Schools (10) A+
Hackett Horatio B Sch
Bethel Baptist Academy
Nhs School St Annes
Penn Treaty Sch
Brown Henry A Sch
Mariana Bracetti Academy Cs
Hunter William H Sch
Pan American Academy Cs
Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
Adaire Alexander Sch
Moffet John Sch
Mckinley William Sch
Lasalle Academy
Welsh John Sch
Memphis Street Academy Cs @ Jp Jones
Mother Of Divine Grace
Richmond Sch
Willard Frances E Sch
Sheppard Isaac Sch
Timothy Academy
Deburgos Bilingual Magnet Ms
Hope Partnership For Education
Ludlow James R Sch
Hartranft John F Sch
St Peter The Apostle School
High Schools (7) A+
Bethel Baptist Academy
Kensington Hs
Kensington Health Sciences
Kensington Creative & Performing Arts Hs
Nhs School St Annes
Penn Treaty Sch
Mariana Bracetti Academy Cs
Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
The U School: Innovative Lab
Bodine William W Hs
Mastbaum Jules E Avts
Liguori Academy
Philadelphia Military Acad At Elverson
Tech Freire Cs
Youth Build Phila Cs
Hs Of Engineering & Science Carver Hs
The Linc
People For People Cs
Mastery Schools Of Camden Inc.
Faith Tabernacle School
Community Academy Of Philadelphia Cs
St Joseph'S Preparatory School
Franklin Lc
Franklin Benjamin Hs
Math Civics And Sciences Cs
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ratings F

Kensington has an overall rating of 33% from 11 reviews.
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Kensington Area Facts

  • Kensington has a Livability Score of 66/100, which is considered good
  • Kensington crime rates are 29% higher than the Philadelphia average
  • Cost of living in Kensington is 2% lower than the Philadelphia average
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A+ Amenities

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

Parks

Konrad Square
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Hagert Playground
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Black-Coyle-McBride Playground
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Harbison's Dairy Milk Bottle
Karlie Gallery
The Papermill Community of Artists
Revolutions (closed)
Punch Line Philly
Art Making Machine Studios
FLUXSpace
North Bowl

Food & Drink

Little Baby's Ice Cream
Memphis Taproom
Philadelphia Brewing Company Peacock Room Bar & Garden
The Lost Bar
Nut Hut Saloon
Monkey Club
Primo Hoagies
Five Sisters Ice Cream and Sweets

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Kensington? Of all people who commute, 25.5% take public transportation in Kensington.
Drive to Work
48%

29% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
26%

20% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
7%

3% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Kensington 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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