3 Greater PHL Suburbs Ranked as Top U.S. Communities

Three Philadelphia suburbs have landed themselves in the top 20 on Niche’s The 50 Best Suburbs in America list. The towns were ranked according to cost of living, school quality, crime rates, home prices, employment, and amenity access according to the most recent U.S. Census data available.

Ardmore, part of the highly desirable Main Line area, was ranked number 20 on the top 50 list.

  • Population: 12,592
  • Median home value: $309,600
  • Median household income: $80,625

Penn Wynne, located in Montgomery County, PA, was ranked slightly higher than Ardmore at number 19.

  • Population: 5,535
  • Median home value: $359,500
  • Median household income: $111,319

Number two out of the top 50 best suburbs in the United States was Chesterbrook in Chester Count, PA.

  • Population: 4,693
  • Median home value: $312,600
  • Median household income of $113,966

Similar to Philadelphia suburbs, the city itself has the highest quality of life compared to other major cities, according to San Francisco-based Varo Money Inc. Philadelphia residents said that the city had the best price tag for quality of life and could afford the lifestyle they wanted.