Out of PhillyMag's 10 Awesome Neighborhoods to call home, 4 were actually in Philadelphia. Certainly there should have been more, but with crime still an overall issue in the city's transitional neighborhoods, compared to more stable suburban counterparts, the "burbs" took the cake on this one. The neighborhoods that made the list were; Fairmount, Manayunk, Powelton Village, and Graduate Hospital. All four neighborhoods are close to Center City with Fairmount and Graduate Hospital at walking distance. They also either contain entertainment corridors, are close them, or are developing their own. The beauty of Philadelphia is that with most of its neighborhoods in core sections of the city, you are not far from neighborhood parks and Larger sections of the Fairmount Park System.
Neighborhoods that didn't make the list are the "streetcar suburbs",Clark and Cedar Park of West Philadelphia; South Philadelphia's East Passyunk Ave, South of South, and Italian Market neighborhoods; and North Philadelphia's Northern Liberties, Fishtown, and East Kensington neighborhoods. These are all great neighborhoods in transition even though they can use a healthy increase of basic amenities as some may already have, like increased police presence and side walk lighting and tree-scaping , sufficient grocers, and neighborhood stabilization programs to keep healthy community oriented, middle and lower class residents in the neighborhoods.