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Old 12-15-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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Philly is a great place, full of character and culture. I do not find it scary at all. I am sorry that older homes scare you but they are much better than the cookie cutter homes in Texas.
lol. It's not old homes. I've seen lovely rowhomes in SF. It's just philly and pa in general that are scary. I went to Penn. It's a living nightmare ghetto.

And I would take safe cookie cutter of "charming" but getting shot. You live in florida, the king of cookie cutter, so you should know.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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One statement in just as ignorant as the other...both places have their scary parts, both places have character and culture, and both places have cookie-cutter homes. One of you accusing the other of these things is just plain stupid.

That is a pretty walk to work in Philly...you just need to make it about 20 degrees and frozen for six months of the year.
It was 60 degrees in Phila. today.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Philly is a great place, full of character and culture. I do not find it scary at all. I am sorry that older homes scare you but they are much better than the cookie cutter homes in Texas.
You live in Orlando,FL......
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: moving again
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yikes scranton and philly look scary
I agree beauty scares me too
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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lol. It's not old homes. I've seen lovely rowhomes in SF. It's just philly and pa in general that are scary. I went to Penn. It's a living nightmare ghetto.

And I would take safe cookie cutter of "charming" but getting shot. You live in florida, the king of cookie cutter, so you should know.
What a ignorant statement. How did you not see lovely rowhomes in Philly. Philly is a very beautiful city. Some of the oldest and charming urban areas I have ever been in were in Philly.

Are you saying Pennsylvania is a living nighmare ghetto? WOW. Did you go to Old City, how bout the Main Line, what about Manyunk? Did you travel to the Pittsburgh area? Did you visit my neighborhood of Squirrel HIll before, how bout Shadyside? Maybe you came and walked around Regent Square and Edgewood in the Pittsburgh area? Guess not.

This is why I am really deciding if I should come back to this board or not. It is comments on citydata like this that are just getting obnoxious. What is the point of some guy from Texas attacking my state in such a classless and ignorant way?
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:19 PM
 
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One statement in just as ignorant as the other...both places have their scary parts, both places have character and culture, and both places have cookie-cutter homes. One of you accusing the other of these things is just plain stupid.

That is a pretty walk to work in Philly...you just need to make it about 20 degrees and frozen for six months of the year.
Wait, I never knew PA was 20 degrees and frozen for 6 months of the year?

Last I knew, (and I lived in PA for 24 of 28 years of my life) was it is typically really cold (under 32 degrees) for about 2 or 3 weeks on average in mid January to mid-feburary.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Imo rowhouses are impractical(one catches fire they all go), impersonal(like apts you can hear neighbors), and remind me of prison cells...but that's just me
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Philly is a great place, full of character and culture. I do not find it scary at all. I am sorry that older homes scare you but they are much better than the cookie cutter homes in Texas.
Yea Philly's full of characters alright...
And older buildings is right...like hundred year old dilapidated 'sick' buildings...yea that's for me
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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What a ignorant statement. How did you not see lovely rowhomes in Philly. Philly is a very beautiful city. Some of the oldest and charming urban areas I have ever been in were in Philly.

Are you saying Pennsylvania is a living nighmare ghetto? WOW. Did you go to Old City, how bout the Main Line, what about Manyunk? Did you travel to the Pittsburgh area? Did you visit my neighborhood of Squirrel HIll before, how bout Shadyside? Maybe you came and walked around Regent Square and Edgewood in the Pittsburgh area? Guess not.

This is why I am really deciding if I should come back to this board or not. It is comments on citydata like this that are just getting obnoxious. What is the point of some guy from Texas attacking my state in such a classless and ignorant way?
**It's...not...about...the...homes***

It's the surrounding urban decay/poverty/high crime that turns me off to Philly. Philly is a city of last resort for people who want east coast - they choose NYC, then Boston, and even DC over philly. Philly is the red-headed stepchild of east coast cities, and nobody really wants to go there, which is why it's losing population.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:44 PM
 
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I always compared Philly to another more modern city that I lived in By the following:

Philly has some horrible areas of urban decay, however it has amazing charming areas that offset it.

Another modern city I lived in had some cool unique areas (but not amazingly charming), than the rest was really bland.

Give me Philly anyday.


Philly is very very unique with flavor that most other cities wish they could have. Sorry that you don't try to realize that cities in other regions are different and try your best to see the positives in areas.

I never been to Texas. However, even if I had, and I didn't like it, I wouldn't be on a internet forum bashing it to tick people off.
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