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View Poll Results: Where would you rather live?
Seattle all the way! 193 52.02%
Philadelphia all the way! 153 41.24%
Other (Please specify) 25 6.74%
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:56 AM
 
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I see there's a river that meanders through Philadelphia. Are there water recreation on the river? (And if so, pics?)

 
Old 01-23-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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There are two rivers actually


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Old 01-23-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I see there's a river that meanders through Philadelphia. Are there water recreation on the river? (And if so, pics?)
There is two rivers. The Schuylkill, which runs right down the center of Philadelphia, and the Delaware, which separates PA and NJ. The Delaware has also been neglected. Primarily cut off from the city from I-95 and mostly used as a port and industrial uses, however, that is changing.

For instance, Race Street Pier is a new addition








Morgan's Pier. On the Delaware




The Schuylkill however, is widely used.
























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Old 01-23-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Few more of the Schuylkill









 
Old 01-24-2013, 12:32 AM
 
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Today the Puget Sound Business Journal reports that Seattle had 7,316 new apts in 46 buildings started construction downtown Seattle in 2012. This year is already starting of hot also with several new highrise office buildings starting construction including a 660ft office building starting this fall. And three new highrise hotels a new Hilton and Ritz and a no name in South Lake Union starting in 2013. Thats going to push downtown Seattle over 70,000 residents probably in a year or two. Its currently has 60,000 + downtown residents.
 
Old 01-24-2013, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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pwright, Your pictures continue to make me more and more a fan of Seattle. For some reason I always had an aversion to it but no more, I cannot wait to visit. Btw, Seattle seems to have a very underrated skyline as well as neighborhood streetscape. One of my favorite skylines.
 
Old 01-24-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: NYC/PHiLLY
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pwright, Your pictures continue to make me more and more a fan of Seattle. For some reason I always had an aversion to it but no more, I cannot wait to visit. Btw, Seattle seems to have a very underrated skyline as well as neighborhood streetscape. One of my favorite skylines.
I agree, I also had no idea it was that dense.
 
Old 01-24-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:36 PM
 
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Very nice!! Love the waterfront pictures. Thanks!
 
Old 01-25-2013, 08:10 AM
 
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Very nice!! Love the waterfront pictures. Thanks!
The water features for the cities are probably not comparable, Seattle is pretty tremendous in this regard.

Though there are definately water aspects for the city itself.

On the metro level Philly has the Delaware River, areas in Bucks county are gorgeous. Also the Delaware and Chesepeake Bays.

And the summer the South Jersey shore is basically Philly at the beach and quite the beach scene, would think moreso than the PNW in the traditional sense
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