Devil's Pocket

Small and Friendly Residential Neighborhood
At only 3 square blocks, many miss the smaller neighborhood of Devil's Pocket. Tucked in between Fitler Square, Graduate Hospital, and Grays Ferry, Devil's Pocket is home to a large Irish-American population. Gentrification has brought some local businesses to the area, such as Thai Square and Devil's Pocket Food & Spirits.

Devil's Pocket consists of pretty rowhouses along an industrial landscape near the Schyukill River. The addition of the new Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, part of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, expands Philadelphia's skyline. This residential neighborhood is family and student friendly. It is close to campuses and Center City, with the added perk of a lot of quietness.
What Devil's Pocket Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.7
value
8.0
amenities
5.3
social
7.3
management
6.0
safety
7.5
Median rents in Devil's Pocket
Studio
$
1,800
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
2 Bedroom
$
3,050

Living in
Devil's Pocket

Residential Community
Quiet
Close to School
Families
Safe
Close to Center City
Not Many Shops
Growing Area
Students
Devil's Pocket — 8.9/10 Rating (based on 18 neighborhood reviews)
This small neighborhood is just south of Naval Square and offers an affordable alternative to Rittenhouse for those seeking a larger living space. The streets are very narrow but generally offer decent parking. The nearby power plant produces some mechanical hum, but never strange smells or smoke. The neighborhood is very close to the South Street bridge, offering excellent bike and foot access to UPenn and the Schuylkill River Trail. The neighbors are a combination of med school residents, nurses, and other local Philadelphians. The neighborhood has a safe feel and is generally very quiet.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2609 Webster Street
Perfect location near school and downtown, has a residential feel.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
Very safe, and a decent amount of nightlife around the area, but the closest grocery store is pricy and has a poor selection of items.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
Graduate Hospital/ Devil's Pocket is exploding with growth, including new local grocers, parks and green space. A great community
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
I really don't spend much time in the neighborhood immediately surrounding Naval Square so I can't speak to it.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
Lots to do around here, with just a short walk to center city and to campus.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
Close to campus and easy access to shopping on South Street.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
Close to campus, relatively quiet, some restaurants nearby, only nearby grocery store is overpriced, lots of vets and pet stores, nice place for young professionals
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
Wonderful people. Could use more restaurants and shops.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2609 Webster Street
Highly residential and quiet. Not a lot of restaurants/bars in the immediate area, but plenty of options a short walk away.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
Devil's Pocket has come a long way in the last 10 years. It has become very family friendly and a lot of stores have opened up that cater to young couples with kids. South Philly is still up and coming, but Devil's Pocket has already gotten there.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
Again, the people here are awesome. There are so many wonderful people we meet all the time it's almost hard to keep track. I can't recommend this place enough. If you have a family I think you would be crazy to live somewhere else.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
Very safe. Not as scenic. Close to the best grocery store in downtown philly (fresh grocer). Close to HUP and Pennsy
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Webster St and S Taney ST
Lots of families with small children, lots of medical residents and attendings.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
This neighborhood is fast gentrifying and is a great place to live.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
Great quiet neighborhood tucked into the bustling city.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
Slowly gentrifying, with some good community and local business sponsored programming at the nearby Grays Ferry Triangles.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square
Close to Penn, short walk to rittenhouse
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Naval Square


Getting to Know
Devil's Pocket

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Grays Ferry Ave to Schuykill River
North to South Boundaries: South St to Ellsworth St
dining
Aprons Soul Food Restaurant
Devil’s Pocket Food & Spirits
Old Towne and Sannas
Thai Square Restaurant
grocery
The Fresh Grocer
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
City Fitness
O’Connor Pool
parks
Julian Abele Park
Markward Playground
Penn Park
Schuylkill River Park
coffee
La Va Cafe
Rival Bros Coffee
The Igloo
Ultimo Coffee
bus
12 (bus)
40 (bus)
rail
University City Station
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Devil's Pocket includes zip code 19146
Rent vs Own
41
%
of Devil's Pocket residents are renters
Driving to Work
38
%
of Devil's Pocket residents drive to work
New Construction
9
%
of housing units in Devil's Pocket have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
93
%
<20 units
2
%
20-49 units
5
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
18
%
18 - 34
37
%
35 - 54
23
%
55+
22
%
Unit Mix
3
%
Studio
18
%
1 Bed
29
%
2 Bed
51
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
56
%
Undergrad Student
7
%
Grad Student
6
%
Unemployed
9
%
Retired
22
%

Best Apartments
in Devil's Pocket


1 Bed $1,995
2 Beds $1,975
3 Beds $3,500

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1 Bed $1,595
2 Beds $2,000
3 Beds $3,000

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Studio $1,550
1 Bed $1,580
2 Beds $2,550

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1 Bed $1,195

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1 Bed $2,100
2 Beds $2,999

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1 Bed $1,495

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Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Guide
University City
University City is home to UPenn and Drexel University as well as a dynamic food and shopping scene.
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Rittenhouse Square
Named for Rittenhouse Square at its center, Rittenhouse offers high end shopping and luxury buildings to locals and tourists.
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Fitler Square
Old-School Philly Charm
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Point Breeze
Affordable Rents and Quiet Nights
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Graduate Hospital
Cool cafes, bars and restaurants just south of Center City