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Old 08-12-2011, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Edison NJ
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Default Relocating to Philly Area

Hi, we need to relocate to PA asap, so my 2 year old son can get the care he needs from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. We need to find a safe affordable area, w/ plenty of jobs, no more than an hour - an hour and a half away from Philly. Can anyone help w/ suggestions?
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Edison NJ
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Oh, another thing - we will be renting an apartment. We need something very affordable and safe.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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maybe let us know your price range and what kind of place you're looking for. you could rent something right in university city or center city, which would allow you to be walking distance to CHOP, but it is going to be more expensive than the suburbs. chestnut hill may be another option, which is a more suburban feeling neighborhood but still in the city. otherwise, you have a very large selection of nice suburban areas, so it just comes down to location and price. i'd make sure to live near one of the train lines that goes into 30th street station in university city.
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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If you want safe, stay away from the city.... (sorry if it sounds mean but its a fact) You may be able to find pockets of 'relitively safe' but if you are not used to the city, you will be in shock. An hour away put you into some nice areas in Delaware , Bucks, Montgomery counties.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Expatriate Philadelphian in Northern Virginia
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kberberich, we definitely need more detail from you like your preferred budget, what kind of work you're looking for etc. An hour and a half from CHOP puts you practically into other metros (e.g. Lancaster, Reading, Lehigh Valley).
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia Pa
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i would suggest delaware county, and if commute isnt a problem then chester county would be my second choice, but if you could list some more specifics about price (what exactly is your definition of affordable) what you want to be near, schools, recreation etc then i could help you out more finding the right place to move.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Edison NJ
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Thanks everyone. More details: I'm probably going to be looking for a job in the apatment industry as a leasing consultant, so a location where there are a lot of apartment communities would be ideal. We can't afford any higher than $1200 for an apartment, preferably a 2 br, but willing to do a 1 br if necessary. Those are the most important details for what we need.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:39 PM
 
Location: The City
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Thanks everyone. More details: I'm probably going to be looking for a job in the apatment industry as a leasing consultant, so a location where there are a lot of apartment communities would be ideal. We can't afford any higher than $1200 for an apartment, preferably a 2 br, but willing to do a 1 br if necessary. Those are the most important details for what we need.

Maybe the Jersey side may have more options, Cherry Hill and around there. it is also a little easier to get to CHOP than many Philly burbs with many apt options, especially for larger communities with the potential to work. Best of luck and best wishes on good health for your child. I hope some others may help more than I. You may also want to consider posting on the NJ Suburbs of Philly forum as they may have more spefic insight for you
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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Maybe the Jersey side may have more options, Cherry Hill and around there. it is also a little easier to get to CHOP than many Philly burbs with many apt options, especially for larger communities with the potential to work. Best of luck and best wishes on good health for your child. I hope some others may help more than I. You may also want to consider posting on the NJ Suburbs of Philly forum as they may have more spefic insight for you
Good suggestion on South Jersey. There is a brand new Virtua hospital in SJ and that has a partnership with CHOP.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Good suggestion on South Jersey. There is a brand new Virtua hospital in SJ and that has a partnership with CHOP.
great point. Its a state of the art hospital too. The very best in this area..
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