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Old 06-07-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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Default Mt. Airy

A lot of people have suggested West Mt. Airy, so I haev been checking out some rentals and came across this place

Wood Norton

A little pricey 1575 for a 2 bedroom/2bath and 1700 for 2bed/2bath with a den. Not sure I need something this big, but if it is located in area that is wallking to downtown and short commute to CC then I would consider.

Any info appreciated!
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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Technically that is still W. Germantown, as it is south of Johnson Street, but it's a decent area.

To the extent that Mt. Airy has a "downtown" (it doesn't really), which I guess would be around Germantown Ave & Mt. Airy Ave, it's not that close.

For Mt. Airy, IMO you'd do better looking in the area in the general vicinity of the Allens Lane and Carpenter Train stations in W. Mt. Airy, or near the Sedgwick station in E. Mt Airy.

You might also want to look in Chestnut Hill, which is more walkable than Mt. Airy, with a much more established "downtown" on Germantown Ave, though it is a little fancier (but not nearly as fancy as its reputation).

Another thing - as far as commuting to CC, if you do it by train, the R7/Chestnut Hill East line is more direct, and a somewhat quicker commute than the R8/Chestnut Hill West line.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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Default City Life...

All of the areas suggested have pros/cons, but the more I think about it, if I'm going to move to Philly, I want to be in the city. If that means paying a little more to be in SH, Rittenhouse, or Wash Sq West, then so be it. I hate driving and if I am working dayshift, then I need to be at the hospital, on my unit by 630 am so that would mean taking a VERY early train if I were outside the city. I know parking will be an issue and I'm struggling with what to do with my car, keep it or sell it and use zipcar? I don't know...I'll figure it out as I go. I'm ready for a little adventure
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:27 AM
 
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Just pointing out that Mt Airy, Chestnut Hill & Germantown are all within the city, but I know what you mean.
I lived in Wash Sq. West for several years with a car, and it was fine. But it was mainly 'fine' because I walked to work and hardly ever drove anywhere.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:46 AM
 
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All of the areas suggested have pros/cons, but the more I think about it, if I'm going to move to Philly, I want to be in the city. If that means paying a little more to be in SH, Rittenhouse, or Wash Sq West, then so be it. I hate driving and if I am working dayshift, then I need to be at the hospital, on my unit by 630 am so that would mean taking a VERY early train if I were outside the city.
Yeah ... and you'd want to check on the train schedules. I think the earliest trains in Mt Airy start running at about 6am...so you'd have a tough time making it to work on time-it would be tight for sure.
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