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Old 08-18-2013, 05:15 AM
 
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This time I did it based upon what I know instead of neighborhood scout. My definition of safe may or may not be the same as your's, so feel free to post if you think I got a neighborhood wrong. I think I missed a whole bunch in South Philly. I also don't consider the West Oak Lane neighborhood dangerous past Haines St because I live there and also because neighborhood scout defines that neighborhood as one of Philly's safest.
Although a lot of neighborhoods in Philly are described as bad, a lot of them just have bad reputations, so if you think I gave a good neighborhood that you live in a bad rating, just let me know so I can run it through a couple of crime maps.

Changes I've made:

West Philly is now considered Red and the boundary has been extended.
Spruce Hill is now considered orange.
Southwest Philly is now considered orange/yellow.
North Philly is now Red.
The campus off Temple is considered orange.
The art museum/Fairmount neighborhood is not considered green.
The neighborhood above spring Garden is now orange.
Frankford is now yellow.
The neighborhood between Overbook and West Philly is now yellow.
West Oak Lane is now orange.
Olney is now Orange.

Here's the key:

Orange=I'd watch my back closely and go with friends (Not too bad, but not good neighborhood)
Red=I'd go with friends and not during the night.
(Really bad and unsafe)
Yellow=I'd watch my back and walk a little fast.
(A little on the dangerous side)
Green=I'd feel really safe.
(The best neighborhoods)


Anyway, thanks, and did not mean to hurt anyone's feelings. Like I said, if you think I underrated a neighborhood please tell me, and also if you think I overrated. It would be nice if you out in a crime rate from a credible resource to prove the neighborhood is bad (so you can't just say a place is bad because you don't like it )! Thanks guys I'm going to try and make this the best I can.!

Oh, and if you think I'm being biased I'm not. I honestly hate the living crap out of the place I live but I don't want to make it look bad because I don't like it...

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...45971,0.104628
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I see you're not very familiar with the River Wards (Fishtown, Port Richmond, Bridesburg) ...

Cuppa tea?

Last edited by Larry Bowa; 08-18-2013 at 08:18 AM..
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:59 AM
 
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Southwest Center City is fine and should be green. Clarke Park is orange? Walnut Hill is red? Baltimore Ave is not safe? Queens Village is not green? Northern Liberties is orange? There is no way the Northeast is that green.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I still reject the idea that Germantown, all the way up to the border of Mount Airy (where it magically turns from red to green by crossing a street) is as dangerous (or dangerous feeling) as the bulk of North Philadelphia. Or that the area around Wayne Junction feels safer than the area closer to Mount Airy.

Maps like this should only be made by people who have a pretty intimate knowledge of the city. In my couple of years in Philadelphia I've made it a point to travel all over the city by bus, train, and foot, and feel like I have a pretty decent feel for most of the city. Even at that, I wouldn't attempt something like this, at least not to share with others. Not to be rude, but these maps largely don't even make any sense. Queen Village and Frankford are in the same category? Girard Estate and Kensington/Somerset are the same category?
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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Definitely inaccurate for the Southwest Center City portion of the map. I'd say it's green all the way down to Carpenter, with yellow below that.

On the other side of Broad, I'd actually extend the yellow up to about Fitzwater from Broad to 11th, with green east of that.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I still reject the idea that Germantown, all the way up to the border of Mount Airy (where it magically turns from red to green by crossing a street) is as dangerous (or dangerous feeling) as the bulk of North Philadelphia. Or that the area around Wayne Junction feels safer than the area closer to Mount Airy.

Maps like this should only be made by people who have a pretty intimate knowledge of the city. In my couple of years in Philadelphia I've made it a point to travel all over the city by bus, train, and foot, and feel like I have a pretty decent feel for most of the city. Even at that, I wouldn't attempt something like this, at least not to share with others. Not to be rude, but these maps largely don't even make any sense. Queen Village and Frankford are in the same category? Girard Estate and Kensington/Somerset are the same category?
Yes, very strange. If there were any area that did deserve to be labeled red in Germantown it would only be the area around Wayne Junction and maybe some parts of East Germantown like Chew/Chelten. I live by Queen Lane station and have never felt unsafe.

You must be scared of your own shadow if you fear these "red blocks" in Germantown.
http://goo.gl/maps/vJVlB

http://goo.gl/maps/n5GJx

http://goo.gl/maps/6pim9

http://goo.gl/maps/UwlPl

http://goo.gl/maps/FqXQa

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Old 08-18-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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I see you're not very familiar with the River Wards (Fishtown, Port Richmond, Bridesburg) ...

Cuppa tea?
So, should it be green, yellow, or orange. Some people consider it bad, others consider it good.
I do not hang around there because there is nothing there to do, really...

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Old 08-18-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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Southwest Center City is fine and should be green. Clarke Park is orange? Walnut Hill is red? Baltimore Ave is not safe? Queens Village is not green? Northern Liberties is orange? There is no way the Northeast is that green.
I know people that live in the SW Center City area and when I was there they told me not to go past 18th St, but to go left as much as I wanted. But I'll make it green.!
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:27 PM
 
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I still reject the idea that Germantown, all the way up to the border of Mount Airy (where it magically turns from red to green by crossing a street) is as dangerous (or dangerous feeling) as the bulk of North Philadelphia. Or that the area around Wayne Junction feels safer than the area closer to Mount Airy.

Maps like this should only be made by people who have a pretty intimate knowledge of the city. In my couple of years in Philadelphia I've made it a point to travel all over the city by bus, train, and foot, and feel like I have a pretty decent feel for most of the city. Even at that, I wouldn't attempt something like this, at least not to share with others. Not to be rude, but these maps largely don't even make any sense. Queen Village and Frankford are in the same category? Girard Estate and Kensington/Somerset are the same category?
Oh, I've lived here for 15 (all of my life) and I really don't go into dangerous/shady neighborhoods except for Germantown, but that's to visit my friends. I never really have a need to go down into South Philly, however based upon what I've heard and what my friends tell me I did it. Anyway, you can look at the changes I've made and let me know of anything is wrong now :-) !
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:30 PM
 
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Yes, very strange. If there were any area that did deserve to be labeled red in Germantown it would only be the area around Wayne Junction and maybe some parts of East Germantown like Chew/Chelten. I live by Queen Lane station and have never felt unsafe.

You must be scared of your own shadow if you fear these "red blocks" in Germantown.
http://goo.gl/maps/vJVlB

http://goo.gl/maps/n5GJx

http://goo.gl/maps/6pim9

http://goo.gl/maps/UwlPl

http://goo.gl/maps/FqXQa
Thanks, I did some edits and changes Germantown to green. Germantown is the hardest because some blocks are really good, and then some are bad. Anyway, thanks I changed the section you mentioned green. Those places are good, but they have shady characters walking up and down the streets.
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