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2019 Compare Cities Housing:
Philadelphia, PA vs Houston, TX

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Highlights
- The median age of a home in Houston is 43.7% older than the median age of a home in Philadelphia.
- Homes are 21.4% more expensive likely to be rented in Houston than in Philadelphia.

Housing
 Philadelphia, PAHouston, TXUnited States
 714040
 $157,000$182,500$219,700
 12.2%7.3%7.7%
 51.0%48.6%37.0%
 36.9%44.3%28.2%
 $9.8$18.9$11.8
 45.4%38.5%56.0%
 13.0%11.1%12.2%
 41.6%50.5%31.8%
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 Avg Rent For Home Or Apartment
 Philadelphia, PAHouston, TXUnited States
 $1,203$1,475$1,391
 $834$888$821
 $985$992$930
 $1,193$1,208$1,148
 $1,493$1,653$1,537
 $1,696$2,078$1,791
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 Vacant Housing
 Philadelphia, PAHouston, TXUnited States
 3.2%4.7%2.1%
 0.6%0.9%0.5%
 1.1%0.7%1.0%
 0.8%0.5%0.5%
 0.5%0.7%4.0%
 6.9%3.6%4.2%
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 Owner-Occupied Housing Value
 Philadelphia, PAHouston, TXUnited States
 2.6%2.0%3.5%
 3.3%2.7%3.1%
 5.8%6.0%3.9%
 8.3%9.6%5.4%
 9.6%11.2%6.3%
 19.7%18.9%14.7%
 18.0%11.6%14.6%
 17.9%12.7%18.7%
 6.7%8.8%11.0%
 3.1%5.3%6.2%
 3.0%6.1%7.0%
 0.9%2.4%2.7%
 0.7%1.6%1.5%
 0.2%0.6%0.5%
 0.3%0.8%0.7%
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 Housing Units By Year Built
 Philadelphia, PAHouston, TXUnited States
 0.5%1.6%0.9%
 1.0%3.3%2.3%
 3.2%14.4%14.5%
 3.2%9.9%14.0%
 3.9%14.2%13.6%
 6.7%22.5%15.5%
 3.2%9.9%14.0%
 16.1%10.8%10.5%
 13.6%4.6%5.1%
 41.1%4.4%12.9%

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Reviews for Philadelphia    133 Reviews
City of Brotherly Love my ass! - 4/8/2019
I spent the worst two years of my adult life here by far. It has a very antagonist flair where the people don’t need to have a reason to harass you or by nasty. I... Read More

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Philly has always been my home. - 2/22/2019
I grew up in Philadelphia and continue to reside here. I have lived in several different areas of the city over the years, and have watched neighborhoods change.... Read More

Spend your paycheck commuting - 11/1/2018
I find myself only able to get jobs 30+ min away from the city that only pay $15 or less. That's a max of 1,200 biweekly, after paying Philadelphias taxes and whatever... Read More

Reviews for Houston    353 Reviews
Undesirable Houston - 4/19/2019
I have found this city to be the most disappointing city in the US. After I have lived and worked as a professional in 18 major cities in 16 different states, I have... Read More

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Think Long and Hard Before You Come Here - 3/2/2019
1. 2/5 stars = Not For Me (applies, but somewhat harsh) 2. 3/5 stars = Just Ok (fairly accurate, but at times, Houston dips into 2/5 and even 1/5 territory, so I... Read More

Living in Houston - 2/14/2019
The city of Houston indeed has a varying set of cultures. But do know that many neighborhoods are very different from one another, both in terms of ethnicity and... Read More

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ZIPS IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
19120, 19111, 19124, 19143, 19134, 19149, 19104, 19148, 19140, 19145, 48 total
ZIPS IN HOUSTON, TEXAS
77449, 77084, 77429, 77379, 77036, 77433, 77095, 77072, 77077, 77088, 101 total

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