Greater affordability is a key characteristic of Olney, and should be considered by those interested in the area's rental market, or those looking to spend less than their neighbors in North Philadelphia. Furthermore, the neighborhood is jam-packed with places to go and people to see, making it easy to spend your rental savings on the area's sights and sounds. Olney is an all-around easy place to live, work and shop, given its proximity to services and conveniences. More apartments are available for rent in surrounding areas. Widen your search into other neighborhoods like North Philadelphia and Feltonville.
Amenities Around the Apartments for Rent
Olney is saturated with the services and amenities most renters desire. N 5th St. and E Olney Ave., in particular, are two heavily populated streets that provide residents with a number of recreational, food and drink options. Get help honing in on your "home sweet home" from our apartment finder tool.
Enjoy drinks after work with coworkers and friends in Olney at Olney Social Bar. Options on the menu in the neighborhood include pizza and deli snacks. If drinks are on the agenda, head out to Banana Lounge or J D's Tavern, which are just a few of the options close by. Additionally, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Burger King and Subway. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
Take some time for yourself and (literally) work things out at Olney's Lucille Roberts.
For a more comprehensive list of places to eat, drink and be merry in Olney, check out the Yelp page.
When hunger strikes, Olney residents can shop multiple grocery stores to fill up on home staples. Save More Market and J & M Food Market are both located on N 5th St. For your sweet-tooth, head to Donut Plus on N 5th St., or enjoy some baked goods at nearby Oteri's Italian Pastries, which is also in the area. Furthermore, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Save-A-Lot Food Stores and Shop Rite Supermarket.
Olney has many retailers for last-minute shopping needs, including Krazy Dollar Plus and A Shared Dream. In addition, the apartment rentals in Olney are also conveniently located next to Galaxy Wireless. Those value- and brand-conscious shoppers among potential renters will have easy access to some of their favorite stores. Dollar Tree is on E Olney Ave. The neighborhood also has One & Olney Shopping Ctr, a shopping mall a short drive from the apartments listed here.
Nearby School Information
The schools near the apartments in Olney are Olney High School West, Feltonville School Of Arts & Sciences and Washington Grover Jr School. Please remember to consult with local district officials to confirm the exact schools serving the apartments for rent that you are interested in.
Feltonville School Of Arts & Sciences and Washington Grover Jr School both have low student-teacher ratios. At Feltonville School Of Arts & Sciences it's 13-to-1 and at Washington Grover Jr School it's 14-to-1.
In the Eugenio Maria De Hostos Charter School, there are one elementary school and one middle school. The ratio of students to teachers and the size of the student body is smaller in Eugenio Maria De Hostos Charter district than in Philadelphia City School District. Philadelphia City School District has a higher Great Schools score than Eugenio Maria De Hostos Charter district. However, Eugenio Maria De Hostos Charter district has more blue ribbons.
Neighborhood Demographics and Costs of Living
When considering what's best for you and your pocket book, it may be of some interest to know that Olney is more expensive than areas nearby. Olney's average household spending totals $41.0K/year (compared to North Philadelphia's $35.9K/year), which is not completely out of the ordinary given its broad appeal.
Olney is distinct from neighboring North Philadelphia by average household size and the percentage of households in the neighborhood that have children. There are 2.87 people per household in Olney and 2.29 people per household in North Philadelphia. With respect to the percentage of households with children, 48% have children in Olney and in North Philadelphia it's 37% of households that have children. Residents living in both neighborhoods are close in median age, which is about 30.
The household median net income in Olney is higher than that of households in North Philadelphia. Its average household income is $45.5K/year. Compared to North Philadelphia where the average income is $36.7K, there is a significantly higher concentration of people living comfortable lifestyles in Olney.