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View Poll Results: Philadelphia, PA suburbs or Hartford, CT suburbs is better per my thread inquiries?
Philadelphia, PA suburbs 13 59.09%
Hartford, CT suburbs 3 13.64%
Both are neutral 3 13.64%
Don't consider either 3 13.64%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-13-2007, 04:41 PM
 
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the Higher quality of life, lower cost of living, overall job market, good public transportation, and friendly non-judgmental grounded people overall?

Opinions of all or part of what I'm asking will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:16 AM
 
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I think Philadelphia is the clear winner in terms of public transportation, but for everything else, I'd say the cities are fairly similar.
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Old 07-14-2007, 07:59 AM
 
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This is a tough one.

You have higher utility bills in CT and the Car Tax but lower property taxes.

In PA you'll have better public transportation and maybe a little more job opportunities.

As where you'll get ahead financially can be very close.

People are people between the two areas.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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I wonder which area would have better paying jobs in?
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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No offense to Hartford, but I really don't see how the two areas are comparable. I'm sure you'd find a good amount of well-paying positions in the Hartford area and a nice quality of life. However, the Philadelphia area is much larger by a long shot, and thus the job base and opportunities in and around Philly are far greater than Hartford. You'll find six-figure incomes in both cities, but again, Philly will have many more of those positions. In terms culture, Hartford is in Southern New England, whereas Philly is in the mid-Atlantic. Both are surefire Northeastern cities, but they have drastically different populations, public transportation, and overall feels.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:30 AM
 
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No offense to Hartford, but I really don't see how the two areas are comparable. I'm sure you'd find a good amount of well-paying positions in the Hartford area and a nice quality of life. However, the Philadelphia area is much larger by a long shot, and thus the job base and opportunities in and around Philly are far greater than Hartford. You'll find six-figure incomes in both cities, but again, Philly will have many more of those positions. In terms culture, Hartford is in Southern New England, whereas Philly is in the mid-Atlantic. Both are surefire Northeastern cities, but they have drastically different populations, public transportation, and overall feels.
I do see alot more lower end paying jobs in the Philly market though like these employers are living in the past.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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i don't know about the philly burbs, but the city is pretty bad. I sort of like it but I doubt people do, it is losing a steady amount of population.
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:00 PM
 
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i don't know about the philly burbs, but the city is pretty bad. I sort of like it but I doubt people do, it is losing a steady amount of population.
Probably because of all the crime throughout Philadelphia.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:43 PM
 
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I just heard on a NY radio station the other day about 5 homicides in one incident alone and Philadelphia is about to break their all time crime record. If this news made it to a NY radio station, then it really must be news.

Thank goodness I'm not looking in the City of Philadelphia, just the counties surrounding it that I asked.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:15 AM
 
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I just heard on a NY radio station the other day about 5 homicides in one incident alone and Philadelphia is about to break their all time crime record. If this news made it to a NY radio station, then it really must be news.

Thank goodness I'm not looking in the City of Philadelphia, just the counties surrounding it that I asked.
It was a triple homi. 4 shot, 3 dead. 1 is too many. Philly has a lot of bad neighborhoods, many more then the average city.

Hartford ain't too great either though...
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