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Old 08-01-2010, 02:45 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Also look at Philly, by far the cheapest City in the NE, very easy without a car, many downtown neighborhoods to choose, In some ways Philadelphia is probably the closest on feel to NYC living (outside of NYC) and at a much more reasonable price. And btw NY is only an hour by train to get that NYC fix...
Kid,

I never thought about Philly, after doing some "light" research, I have no idea how I over looked it. It certainly has everything I'd want in a city, including public transport. With NYC being an hour-/+ away, that's a good enough for me. I'll make it a serious contender. I did not realize how affordable Philly is. :0)

Thanks for the suggestion.


How accurate would you say this article: http://www.nydailynews.com/services/...ladelphia.html


Ron

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Old 08-01-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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Yes, look for a city with train service to NYC so you can visit frequently. Philly sounds like a good choice, you'll have the urban atmosphere without the high $.
As I was telling Kidphilly, I never thought of Philly. Good recommendation.




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Old 08-01-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Philadelphia is a good option too. I always thought of it like a smaller, cheaper version of NY. Very similar to NYC.
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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Kid,

I never thought about Philly, after doing some "light" research, I have no idea how I over looked it. It certainly has everything I'd want in a city, including public transport. With NYC being an hour-/+ away, that's a good enough for me. I'll make it a serious contender. I did not realize how affordable Philly is. :0)

Thanks for the suggestion.


How accurate would you say this article: Ever thought of living in Philadelphia?


Ron

Ron

I think it is pretty accurate a little dated, some prices may be a tad different but there are many neighborhoods, styles and offerings in the broader Philly market. The vibrance of the Philly downtown continues to get better everyday. I moved back about 3 years ago from the burbs and couldn't be happier. The neighborhoods that directly abut the downotn core have over close to 250K residents (including Penn and Drexel) and are all almost within walking distance.

Honestly if you desire the NY lifestyle on a lighter budget, Philly may well be the perfect fit.

Also check out the Megabus and Bolt bus, I think less than a $10 round trip from Center City Philly to Manhattan that run about every half hour.

You may want to get some more info on the Philly board, also send me a direct message if yu have any specific questions.

Here is a link to the center city area with some good info, also that article left out quite a few good downtown neighborhoods.

Center City District / Central Philadelphia Development Corporation Of Philadelphia
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