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Old 02-24-2013, 04:27 PM
 
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I'm going to be attending University of Pennsylvania for graduate school this fall, and I'm looking for advice on neighborhoods to check out in Philadelphia. I'm looking for something that's fairly close to campus (walking would be ideal), but also has a distinct character. I currently live in Chicago and would love a neighborhood that has a vibe similar to Andersonville or Lincoln Square. Thanks for your help!
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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What is your preferred budget? The neighborhood UPenn is in (University City) is an extremely nice area which would allow you to walk to campus. However, rent can run anywhere from $750 a month to well over $2000 for a one bedroom. You could also swing an apartment right in Center City (Philadelphia's Downtown) but again that can get pricey.You could also walk to Penns campus from Center city, thought it will be a longer walk. You could also take a trolley or subway on cold or rainy days.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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University City is the best neighborhood for students in the country. It's safe and a lot of fun.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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I'm used to paying no more than $700 per month, so I'd like to keep costs low, but I also know that a studio will cost more than something bigger with roommates. I'd prefer to spend no more than $900, though.
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