Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.
These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Philadelphia has to offer. Where houses go for over 2.07x the national median and household incomes are 1.9x the national median.
But where exactly in Philadelphia do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Riverfront where the median income is a cool $130,959.
Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Philadelphia out of 56 for 2018:
- Riverfront (Homes)
- Chestnut Hill (Homes)
- Fairmount-Spring Garden (Homes)
- City Center East (Homes)
- City Center West (Homes)
- Marconi Plaza-Packer Park (Homes)
- Roxborough (Homes)
- Manayunk (Homes)
- Bustleton (Homes)
- Byberry (Homes)
Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $727,102. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.
Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Philadelphia.
How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Philadelphia For 2018
Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live.
And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.
And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.
How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:
Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?
We ranked every neighborhood in Philadelphia by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Riverfront, was named the richest neighborhood in Philadelphia.
The poorest neighborhood? That would be Fairhill.
Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Philadelphia ranked.
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