House Rich: Neighborhoods With the Biggest Price Jumps

By Suzanne Woolley and Bloomberg Rankings - 2014-03-20T20:55:50Z

Photograph by Jerry Driendl/Getty Images

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Schuylkill Southwest, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Year-over-year gain: 22%

Median sale price, Jan. 2013: $318,375

Median sale price, Jan. 2014: $388,500

This neighborhood, bounded by the Schuylkill River and 20th Street, and by South Street and Christian Street, was viewed as a slum in the 1970s, when Philadelphia's Redevelopment Authority took over abandoned properties.

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