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Old 12-07-2020, 01:06 PM
 
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Philadelphia has I believe the 4th highest net of old money individuals in the country. The difference with old money is its not flashy, so you would never know it. But yes Rittenhouse, Society Hill, Fitler Square and Chestnut Hill have a high percentage of old money. Along with the Main Line and Bucks County and parts of Blue Bell.
Do you have a source for this? I would be more interested in reading up on it.
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Old 12-07-2020, 01:11 PM
 
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Would anyone know where I can find a breakdown by neighborhood and not by zip code, or is this simply not available?
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Old 12-07-2020, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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1) Society Hill
2) Rittenhouse
3) Fitler Square
4) Chestnut Hill
5) Graduate Hospital
6) Northern Liberties

Most definitely the top 6.

Then probably followed by

7) Queen Village
8) Washington Square West
9) Logan Square
10) Spring Garden
11) Fairmount
12) W. Mount Airy
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Old 12-07-2020, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Do you have a source for this? I would be more interested in reading up on it.
Yea, I read an article on it several years back. I will try to find it at some point this week.
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Old 12-07-2020, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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1) Society Hill
2) Rittenhouse
3) Fitler Square
4) Chestnut Hill
5) Graduate Hospital
6) Northern Liberties

Most definitely the top 6.

Then probably followed by

7) Queen Village
8) Washington Square West
9) Logan Square
10) Spring Garden
11) Fairmount
12) W. Mount Airy
I'm not going to say this is the case for certain, but I suspect Wash West's MHI is lowered by the presence of both a large number of students (the University of the Arts sits on its western edge and Thomas Jefferson University in its center) and what is probably the highest concentration of subsidized housing in Center City (most of it for seniors, but there are also some scattered-site low-income rowhouse apartments in the Gayborhood).

—MSE, Wash West resident from 1983 to 2011
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Old 12-08-2020, 07:58 AM
 
Location: New York City
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1) Society Hill
2) Rittenhouse
3) Fitler Square
4) Chestnut Hill
5) Graduate Hospital
6) Northern Liberties

Most definitely the top 6.

Then probably followed by

7) Queen Village
8) Washington Square West
9) Logan Square
10) Spring Garden
11) Fairmount
12) W. Mount Airy
I remember reading an article maybe a year ago stating that Graduate Hospital surpassed Chestnut Hill as the "wealthiest" neighborhood in the city, based on median income and household income. It doesn't have anywhere near the amount of extreme wealth as Rittenhouse or Society Hill, but your average citizen in that district is now among the most affluent in the city.

And wouldn't Society Hill be in the top 6?
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Old 12-08-2020, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I remember reading an article maybe a year ago stating that Graduate Hospital surpassed Chestnut Hill as the "wealthiest" neighborhood in the city, based on median income and household income. It doesn't have anywhere near the amount of extreme wealth as Rittenhouse or Society Hill, but your average citizen in that district is now among the most affluent in the city.

And wouldn't Society Hill be in the top 6?

I listed Society Hill as #1.

No way Graduate Hospital is wealthier than Chestnut Hill.

There are very few $1M + properties in Goho (As I call it. lol) Compared to Chestnut Hill.
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Old 12-08-2020, 11:24 AM
 
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I listed Society Hill as #1.

No way Graduate Hospital is wealthier than Chestnut Hill.

There are very few $1M + properties in Goho (As I call it. lol) Compared to Chestnut Hill.
Wow I totally missed Society Hill, lol. I didn't have my coffee yet.
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Old 12-08-2020, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Wow I totally missed Society Hill, lol. I didn't have my coffee yet.
All good! lol

I definitely recognize that Graduate Hospital has surely elevated its income levels in the past ten years. But it still has many long time residents (which I am happy for the diversified incomes) that have it out of the top.
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Old 12-11-2020, 12:57 PM
 
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I listed Society Hill as #1.

No way Graduate Hospital is wealthier than Chestnut Hill.

There are very few $1M + properties in Goho (As I call it. lol) Compared to Chestnut Hill.
What's the best way to measure it? By MHI, GradHo is #1 now.

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Mary Addison stands on Pine Street in Graduate Hospital. A U.S. Census Bureau survey says the neighborhood has the highest median household income in the city.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/povert...-20191219.html
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