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Old 05-18-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Columbiadata:

What would $1370 a month including utilities get my partner and me in Philly? We're thinking of ditching our car, so we would need to live near a subway stop and bus line. We want an urban lifestyle, not suburban. We're a couple of middle-aged white guys from South Carolina and are looking to live in a safe neighborhood with all races living peacefully together. We have a small dog. Thanks.

My apologies. In trying to move the original post to its own relevant thread, I inadvertently deleted it and the thread.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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Your budget (including utilities) would get you an above-average 1BR in the various neighborhoods of Center City. While the Washington Square West neighborhood has the most LGBT-friendly establishments, you should feel comfortable living anywhere within Center City's walkable two square miles. You may also like nearby neighborhoods in South Philadelphia such as Bella Vista, Queen Village, Pennsport and East Passyunk Crossing. Just north(east) of Center City, you may find Northern Liberties interesting to visit but perhaps a little young to reside in.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I agree. at that rent you can afford a great place practically anywhere
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Washington Square West, Philadelphia
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I have a 2 bedroom in the heart of Center City at that price exactly. This is not the norm, but it is possible.
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:05 AM
 
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Philadelphia PA Apartments for Rent | Philadelphia Apartments | Philadelphia Rentals

Look where it says "Center City Apartments"
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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Just FYI, there is a nice dog park in the Washington Square West neighborhood (at 11th & Rodman).
http://www.segerdogrun.org/
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Thanks to all. I looked on the link you provided, bryson662001, but only apartment buildings advertize there. The ones I saw either accept cats only, or the rent is higher than my figure and doesn't include all utilities. I figure there must be places available but that the link serves only a few mainstream apartment buildings.

Meanwhile, I just found another site by googling. I'll let you know if I find some deals. We would be moving there probably in early 2014. Time flies, so we might see you soon.

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Last edited by FindingZen; 05-22-2012 at 08:04 AM.. Reason: sorry, that's a realtor-specific site
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Well, so far I can't recommend the site I found. I entered one- and two-bedroom apartments with one bath with a minimum rent of $1000 and a maximum rent of $1900 for several Center City neighborhoods and they all came up with 0 results.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:58 AM
 
Location: The City
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Try craigs list honestly

All phillyapartmentguide.com I believe isnt bad

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Last edited by FindingZen; 05-22-2012 at 07:59 AM.. Reason: sorry only generic real estate sites are allowed
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Check out the St. James and Independence Place.

Websites
http://www.apartmentguide.com/neighb...a/Center-City/

http://www.4wallsinphilly.com/centercity.htm

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/
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