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Old 01-10-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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For example, Hoboken is a fun city outside of NYC. Are there any cities like that closer to phili? Not just a nice town but a place that is urban and has the same lifestyle that a city lifestyle entails? I'm not a suburban or country girl but unfortunately this job is in the middle of farmville, NJ!
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:03 PM
 
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For example, Hoboken is a fun city outside of NYC. Are there any cities like that closer to phili? Not just a nice town but a place that is urban and has the same lifestyle that a city lifestyle entails? I'm not a suburban or country girl but unfortunately this job is in the middle of farmville, NJ!
Depends what you mean by urban. Collingswood and Haddonfield, for instance, are fun, charming towns, but both are much smaller than Hoboken.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:04 AM
 
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For example, Hoboken is a fun city outside of NYC. Are there any cities like that closer to phili? Not just a nice town but a place that is urban and has the same lifestyle that a city lifestyle entails? I'm not a suburban or country girl but unfortunately this job is in the middle of farmville, NJ!
What town is the job in?
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:11 AM
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What town is the job in?
Excellent question, that really helps frame it. Still though, I honestly can't think of anything in South Jersey that would really be what the OP is looking for. The closest you are going to get is probably Collingswood, but that is nothing like a Hoboken.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:34 AM
 
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Excellent question, that really helps frame it. Still though, I honestly can't think of anything in South Jersey that would really be what the OP is looking for. The closest you are going to get is probably Collingswood, but that is nothing like a Hoboken.
The "farmville" remark shows an attitude about South Jersey that I have run into for years & years. I also doubt that we can come up with a satisfactory location, but since "farmville" doesn't tell us a thing, I could only ask what the town name is.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:40 AM
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The "farmville" remark shows an attitude about South Jersey that I have run into for years & years. I also doubt that we can come up with a satisfactory location, but since "farmville" doesn't tell us a thing, I could only ask what the town name is.
I tried to ignore the "farmville" comment as well. Given that you can go from the 5th largest city (and one of the largest metro areas) in the US and drive 20 minutes and be in "farmville" doesn't exactly make "farmville" an isolated and backwards place like the word implies.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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The small part of Collingswood (dry town but cool and artsy) and the 1/2 mile stretching into Haddon Twp that offers a few cool bars may fit your need but Philly just doesn't have or need the young prof "dumping ground" that NYC produces. Meaning NYC is SO expensive that you created mini-NYC in Hoboken so you still get a great vibe for less; and not that much less from what I hear.
Philly's version of that is more like Manayunk or Conshohocken but both areas, while close, are kind of cut off from the city by mass tansit in the evenings. Kinda like, if you live there, you stay there. Collingswood and Haddon Twp have the PATCO train that runs 24/7 and gets you into center city Philly in 15 minutes or less.
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