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Old 01-20-2011, 05:03 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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The part of I-76 with the bad reputation is west of Center City. I-76 from Center City south and east toward the airport is pretty fool proof because even on those rare occasions when it's blocked there are several alternates. It is often better than I-95, especially lately. Also you have to decide where you are going to park your car in CC and if it's street parking then where is it easiest.
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, FL
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What am I missing? I think getting from the Expressway to 95 is a pain. If I'm going east, I have to get off the Expressway on the left-hand side, come to a light, make a right and go over the Platt Bridge, THEN get on 95 south. Is there some foolproof way I don't know about?
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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What am I missing? I think getting from the Expressway to 95 is a pain. If I'm going east, I have to get off the Expressway on the left-hand side, come to a light, make a right and go over the Platt Bridge, THEN get on 95 south. Is there some foolproof way I don't know about?
That's the quickest and easiest way and it's clear 98% of the time but if it's blocked you can also exit 76 at Passunk Av and turn right onto Passunk/Enterprise av past the auto mall then right on Bartrum to 95. It takes 5 minutes longer but it's always clear. (There are other alternates but they are seldom needed) This is all assuming that you are coming from the west side of center city. if you are on the east side and use I-95 you are pretty much stuck with the girard point bridge. In a real emergancy you could exit 95 at Packer av or Broad and take pattison av over to penrose and the platt bridge. As someone who used to drive from CC to the airport for a living, I would much rather take my chances from the west and 76 then on 95, and that's in either direction at any time of day.

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Old 09-18-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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Hi All,
I will be starting a new job at the Wharf at Rivertown facility (PPL Soccer Statdium, the old/refurbished Delaware County Power Plant) in Chester, PA. I am almost certain that I want to live in Philadelphia. The neighborhoods I am considering are (from North to South):
Northern Liberties
Olde City
Washington Square West
Rittenhouse Square
Society Hill
Queen Village
Bella Vista

You can easily figure out the theme here: Young Professionals, Coffee Bars, Restaurants, etc.

In a parallel universe with no rush hour traffic, it would take about 30 minutes to get from almost anywhere in Center City Philly to Chester. However, I am trying to be realistic about what the traffic will be like. And, I do realize that I will be basically going in the opposite direction of the morning rush hour.

As far as I can tell, it is better to live in a neighborhood that borders 95 (like Northern Liberties, Society Hill, Queen Village, Bella Vista, etc.) instead of 76 (like the Art Museum) because it would be better during the morning rush hour (heading south from Center City).

So, with all of that said, would one neighborhood be better than another from a traffic perspective?

Also, I am all ears with any other thoughts about any of these neighborhoods or any other. And, if anyone has any recs for places in Delaware County for a young single man, again, I am all ears.

Thanks in advance.

Did you ever choose a neighborhood? I am in the EXACT same situtation, same building, and am considering the same neighborhoods. I'm currently commuting from Delaware but I'd much rather move back to Philly or possible Delco.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Expatriate Philadelphian in Northern Virginia
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Did you ever choose a neighborhood? I am in the EXACT same situtation, same building, and am considering the same neighborhoods. I'm currently commuting from Delaware but I'd much rather move back to Philly or possible Delco.
Unfortunately, it does not appear that the OP(Original Poster) has been here for almost two years. The suggestions given are certainly still valid.
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