Livability Score

70
/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 C

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (1) F
Mr.Wish
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Dining Car
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Elkins Perk
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (0) F
Charles Martin Memorial Stadium
Stadium
Frankford Stadium
Stadium
Cheltenham Center For The Arts
Theatre Arts
Ryerss Museum & Library
Museum
Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum & Library
Museum
Erie Lanes
Bowling Alley
United Artists
Cinema
Council Rock
Attraction
Richard Wall House
Museum
Food and Drink (11) C+
Philly Pretzel Factory
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Dimension Sports Bar
Bar
Burger King
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
N & E Agora Gourmet Deli
Deli
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Wingstop
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
Cousin's Deli
Deli
Domino's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Smegy's Pub
Bar
McDonald's
Fast Food
Galaxy Pizza
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Mayfair Beverage
Beverages
The New Princeton Tavern
Bar
Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
McKeown Beverages
Alcohol
Fitness (0) F
Planet Fitness
Gym
Powerhouse Gym
Gym
Rami Elite
Gym
Houseman Community Center
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Youfit
Gym
Winchester Swim Club
Gym
Sturgis Community Center
Community Centre
Retro Fitness
Gym
Crunch Fitness
Gym
Crunch Fitness
Gym
Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center
Community Centre
Northeast Racquet Club & Fitness Center
Gym
Penn-Crisp Inc
Gym
Forteleza
Gym
Forteleza
Gym
Fusion Gyms
Gym
McVeigh Community Center
Community Centre
Groceries (1) F
Acme
Grocery Store
Acme
Grocery Store
ShopRite
Grocery Store
Acme
Grocery Store
Hung Vuong Food Market
Grocery Store
Penn Foods Market
Grocery Store
Michele's Family Bakery
Bakery
Philly Pretzel
Bakery
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Evergreen Market
Grocery Store
Acme
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Michele's Family Bakery
Bakery
Schenk's Family Bakery
Bakery
Keller's Food Market
Grocery Store
ShopRite
Grocery Store
Supreme Food Market
Grocery Store
H Mart
Grocery Store
ShopRite
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
NetCost Market
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
GNC General Nutrition Center
Grocery Store
Parks (9) A+
Max Myers Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Tarken Playground
Playground
Tarken Recreation Center
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Jardel Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Mayfair Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Bradford Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Lower Mayfair Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Wissinoming Park
Park
Frankford Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (12) A+
Wawa
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
APlus
Convenience Store
T-Mobile
Electronics
Sprint
Electronics
GNC
Nutrition Supplements
P. C. Richard & Son
Electronics
American Furniture Design
Furniture
AT&T
Electronics
Gap Factory
Clothing
Burlington
Department Store
Shoe Carnival
Shoes
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
David's Bridal
Clothing
Sears
Department Store
Wawa
Convenience Store
Models Ink Hair Studio
Hairdresser
Dollar General
Discount Store
T-Mobile
Electronics
Target
Department Store
APlus
Convenience Store
Macy's
Department Store
PetSmart
Pets
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 17.3% take public transportation in Oxford Circle.
Public Transit Stops (2)
Stops & Stations
B+
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
SEPTA Frankford Transportation Center
Bus Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Frankford Transportation Center
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Frankford Transportation Center
Bus Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
17.3%
A
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cost of living A-

The cost of living in Oxford Circle is 100/100 - which is 2% higher than Pennsylvania.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime F

Oxford Circle crime rates are 3,701 per 100k, which is 110% higher than Pennsylvania
Property Crime
2,978 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
723 crimes per 100k
F
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employment C-

The median income in Oxford Circle is $48,280 - which is 12% lower than Pennsylvania.
Med. Household Income
$48,280
F
Unemployment Rate
5.8%
F
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health A

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (9)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Absolute Smile
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
PFD Engine 71 Ladder 28
Fire Station
Health Center 10
Clinic
2nd Police District
Police
Alexa Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Family Dentistry
Dentist
Pharmacy Of America
Pharmacy
Philadelphia Police Department 2nd District/15th District
Police
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Tang Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Rising Sun Family Practice Center
Doctor
Einstein OBGYN
Doctor
Kindred Hospital Philadelphia
Hospital
Philadelphia Fire Department : Engine 64
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Philadelphia Police Internal Affairs Bureau
Police
Apex Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Cheltenham Hook & Ladder Company #1
Fire Station
Jefferson Frankford Hospital
Hospital
Fire Engine 70
Fire Station
Philadelphia Company 52 Fire Station
Fire Station
Planned Parenthood
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

Oxford Circle home prices are $144,852 - which is 14% lower than Pennsylvania
Home Price
$144,852
D
Home Appreciation Rate
12%
A-
Home Affordability
3x (home price to income ratio)
B+
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schools F

The Oxford Circle graduation rate is 70% - which is 18% lower than Pennsylvania
School Test Scores
25%
F
High School Grad. Rates
70%
D-
Elementary Schools (8) A+
Solis-Cohen Solomon Sch
Spruance Gilbert Sch
Moore J Hampton Sch
Resurrection Regional Catholic School
Wilson Woodrow Ms
Carnell Laura H Sch
Northeast Central Christian School
Ziegler William H Sch
Allen Ethan Sch
Mayfair Sch
Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School
The Gan
St Matthew
Cedar Grove Christian Academy
First Century Gospel School
Rhawnhurst Sch
Crossan Kennedy C Sch
Mast Community Cs Ii
The Philadelphia Cs For Arts And Science
Mastery Cs-Smedley Campus
Disston Hamilton Sch
Tacony Academy Charter School
Lawton Henry W Sch
Franklin Benjamin Sch
Gospel Of Grace
High Schools (1) F
Fels Samuel Hs
Northeast Hs
First Century Gospel School
Lincoln Hs
Frankford Hs
Tacony Academy Charter School
St Hubert Catholic High School For Girls
Maritime Academy Cs
Franklin Towne Chs
First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S
Father Judge High School
New Foundations Cs
International Christian High School
The Bridge
Olney Charter High School
Community Academy Of Philadelphia Cs
Milestone Academy
Philadelphia Learning Academy - North
St Basil Academy
Palmyra High School
Hope Church School
Edison Hs/Fareira Skills
Esperanza Cyber Cs
Aspira Bilingual Cyber Charter School
Esperanza Academy Charter School
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ratings A

Oxford Circle 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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Living in Oxford Circle, Philadelphia, PA

Oxford Circle Area Facts

  • Oxford Circle has a Livability Score of 70/100, which is considered excellent
  • Oxford Circle crime rates are 31% lower than the Philadelphia average
  • Cost of living in Oxford Circle is 2% lower than the Philadelphia average
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Oxford Circle Reviews

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Near The City But Not Too Much City: Oxford Circle, Philadelphia, PA 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 10, 2014) I moved to Oxford Circle in Philadelphia, PA, when I was 29. I looked around for a while because I wanted to be out of the city but close enough for a commute to work in the city. I wanted all the necessities close to my home and a reasonably quiet area that offered some night li ...Read More fe. Being single at the time I was also interested in the age group that lived in the area and the ration of men to women.

Oxford Circle is in the lower northeastern area of Philadelphia. Basically centered on Castor Avenue, Oxford Circle is bounded by Roosevelt Boulevard on the east and south and by Cottman Avenue on the North and Oxford Avenue on the west.

I have enjoyed the nine years that I have lived here. Just about anything you need or want is within a mile or so except for a gym. The restaurants offer cuisine ranging from Philadelphia traditional to South American specialties. There are plenty of small clubs, a theater, movies, and five parks within walking distance of any part of Oxford Circle.

Housing prices are reasonable and lower than downtown. Rents are lower than in the city. The majority of the people I know work in some other part of Philly. There are 20 places where you can catch the bus or a train into the City. There is a lot of choice in grocery shopping in the area with at least 20 different grocery stores. Shopping locally is great with over 20 different stores within a few blocks of any part of Oxford Circle.

The average age for people in the area is mid-thirties. This is a good area to raise children because it has schools of any kind you could want that are close to where you live. The cost of living is lower than most of Philadelphia.

The area has a slightly higher crime rate than most of Philadelphia. Property crimes like vandalism and breaking and entering is the major problem and may be a result of an 11 percent poverty rate in and around the area. Police presence is the same per person as it is in all of Philadelphia. Crime rates have fallen in the last few years.

I have enjoyed my life in Oxford Circle. I met a wife, had two children, and have enjoyed a pleasant friendly community since I have lived here.

I would recommend the area because of the location, the low cost of living, the amenities, the schools, and the feeling of being out of the city but close enough to go to all of the major attractions or go to work without a long commute. Read Less
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C Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Oxford Circle? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Max Myers Playground
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Tarken Playground
Tarken Recreation Center
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Charles Martin Memorial Stadium
Frankford Stadium
Cheltenham Center For The Arts
Ryerss Museum & Library
Amphitheatre
Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum & Library
Erie Lanes
United Artists

Food & Drink

Philly Pretzel Factory
Domino's
Wendy's
Dimension Sports Bar
Burger King
Little Caesars
N & E Agora Gourmet Deli
Dunkin'

F Commute

Is public transit available in Oxford Circle? Of all people who commute, 17.3% take public transportation in Oxford Circle.
Drive to Work
58%

18% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
17%

12% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
3%

1% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Oxford Circle 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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