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Old 12-25-2010, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County
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Default Apt near Region Rail Station

Late 30's, single, no kids.
Working in CC.

I'm currently living with relatives in Montgomery County. My commute consists of 15-min drive to the train station and 1 hour ride, each way.

I want to shortened my commute, so here's my criteria:
Must have:
- Rental 1BR Apartment (max ~1k/month)
- walking distance to Regional Rail Station
- Train ride 30 minutes or less to CC
- Nice, quiet neighborhood

Nice to have:
- Close to a big gym (ie, LA Fitness) and park (for jogging)
- No traffic jam during weekends (shopping traffic)
- Not next to any schools

I'm a shut-in, so I don't need to be near bars or restaurants. I would like a quiet neighborhood, not a lot kids around. After work, I would only leave the apt by driving to a gym or go jogging. On weekends, I like to take my car and drive around the city.

But mainly, I just want to cut my commute to a total of 1 hour a day. I'm opened to all areas.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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This place meets all your criteria except the walk to toresdale station could be a hike depending on where your apartment is located in the complex. They do have a shuttle and also you can park at toresdale station for one dollar per day.


http://www.delairelandingapts.com/
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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There are some apartment complexes available near the Jenkintown train station, which has three lines running into CC. A brand new LA Fitness just opened within a half-mile or so of the station.
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: DC
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We drove by the Elkins Park station and there's a "for rent" sign on the building across the street. Here's the Trulia ad:
7876 Spring Avenue, Elkins Park PA - Trulia

I've never been inside, but it looks cool from the outside. Area is nice and quiet.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Philly
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roxborough might be a good fit. could drive to ivy ridge or take the bus
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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Hill House in Chestnut Hill: Apartments Philadelphia - Apartments Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill Apartments

-- Next door to Chestnut Hill West station and a short walk to Chestnut Hill East
-- Very quiet neighborhood
-- Friendly neighbors and building staff
-- Fitness center on-site and near park
-- Shops around
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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I wanted to know where in the surburbs of philadelphia I can find affordable housing.
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Originally Posted by philadelphia3fan View Post
I wanted to know where in the surburbs of philadelphia I can find affordable housing.
If you want to buy, every area has some less expensive houses or condos to buy. If you want to rent try Philadelphia Apartments - Rent Philadelphia PA Apartments
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