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Old 05-13-2017, 07:26 PM
 
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Looking for recommendations for possible relocation to South Philly area, PA/DE/NJ? I have many previous post of similar substance, but I am hoping for more specific responses related to my situation. Thanks in advance!

Oh, and I did visit New York City for 3 days several years back. It was a direct flight to NYC. But I didn't think that was enough to cause me to change my thread title?

When are you moving? Not sure. Possibly within 1 or 2 months.
Where are you coming from? Birmingham, AL
Why are you moving? New job & company.
Where will you be working? 19061
Have you been here yet? NO

Will you buy or rent? Probably Rent.
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? Pet friendly house or townhouse.
How much can you spend?Around $1700 a month.

Do you have a preference of living in a NJ or PA suburb? No. Include DE.

Are you married or single? Single Do you have children?No
Do you prefer public or private schools? Don't care.
Do you have pets? Yes. 2 small dogs.
Do you want or need a yard? If possible?
Are you keeping a car? ?? I have one. I will keep it unless not needed.
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? Calm & quiet if I have to choose.

What do you want to be closest to? Job. Zip code 19061.

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood? Safe, low crime area. Place to walk dogs.

Coke or Pepsi? Neither. Prefer water.(Sweet Tea of course.)
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:56 AM
 
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Looking for recommendations for possible relocation to South Philly area, PA/DE/NJ? I have many previous post of similar substance, but I am hoping for more specific responses related to my situation. Thanks in advance!

Oh, and I did visit New York City for 3 days several years back. It was a direct flight to NYC. But I didn't think that was enough to cause me to change my thread title?

When are you moving? Not sure. Possibly within 1 or 2 months.
Where are you coming from? Birmingham, AL
Why are you moving? New job & company.
Where will you be working? 19061
Have you been here yet? NO

Will you buy or rent? Probably Rent.
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? Pet friendly house or townhouse.
How much can you spend?Around $1700 a month.

Do you have a preference of living in a NJ or PA suburb? No. Include DE.

Are you married or single? Single Do you have children?No
Do you prefer public or private schools? Don't care.
Do you have pets? Yes. 2 small dogs.
Do you want or need a yard? If possible?
Are you keeping a car? ?? I have one. I will keep it unless not needed.
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? Calm & quiet if I have to choose.

What do you want to be closest to? Job. Zip code 19061.

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood? Safe, low crime area. Place to walk dogs.

Coke or Pepsi? Neither. Prefer water.(Sweet Tea of course.)
Just to, maybe, calm you a little about this move. I've been to Birmingham many times. I have family there.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:19 AM
 
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19061 is Marcus Hook. I'm guessing you don't want to live next to a refinery, so you should look at a map and think about how far you want to commute. It's a short drive over the Commodore Barry bridge into New Jersey. You could look at Bridgeport New Jersey or one of the small towns off of route 130 over there if you want to save some money. It's more rural and less expensive then towns equidistant in Pennsylvania. Personally, I would choose Media if you can find a place there in your price range. Nice walk-able town and a good vibe for a newcomer. The nearby area of Garnet Valley is more of a family place and no town to speak of.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:16 AM
 
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19061 includes parts of Boothwyn which is perfectly fine, but closer to Marcus Hook becomes kinda white trashey.


The next zipcode over 19060 (Garnet Valley) is a beautiful area, you may want to consider a townhouse there.


Or Aston (19014).
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:49 PM
 
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Garnet Valley is great, but unless you have kids or good friends that live there, it's a pretty sterile place for a single. When we lived there, it was actually considered Boothwyn.
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:58 AM
 
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That area is south eastern Delaware county.. not really the greatest of areas. Mainly lower income white trash. And I believe that zip code also includes parts of Chester (ghetto) which is an absolute NO! Like others have said Brookhaven or Garnet Valley, or even Aston are nicer areas close to there but they can be pretty rural. However you're from from Alabama so I guess you're used to that.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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That area is south eastern Delaware county.. not really the greatest of areas. Mainly lower income white trash. And I believe that zip code also includes parts of Chester (ghetto) which is an absolute NO! Like others have said Brookhaven or Garnet Valley, or even Aston are nicer areas close to there but they can be pretty rural. However you're from from Alabama so I guess you're used to that.
He's from Birmingham, Alabama's largest city and "the Pittsburgh of the South." The Birmingham suburb of Bessemer was home to several large steel mills.

He might, for all we know, be used to living in industrial communities therefore. If he's moving from Birmingham to take a job in Marcus Hook, I think the odds of this being the case rise significantly.
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:10 AM
 
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He's from Birmingham, Alabama's largest city and "the Pittsburgh of the South." The Birmingham suburb of Bessemer was home to several large steel mills.

He might, for all we know, be used to living in industrial communities therefore. If he's moving from Birmingham to take a job in Marcus Hook, I think the odds of this being the case rise significantly.
Ok, but having lived in the south myself for three years I know that the "cities" down there are not real cities like we have in the northeastern US. (They mostly have a very suburban layout with small downtown areas) and once you leave the city limits things get rural straight away. But yes, this area of Delaware county is largely blue collar and working class like a lot of the south, so there is that similarity.
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:56 PM
 
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That area is south eastern Delaware county.. not really the greatest of areas. Mainly lower income white trash. And I believe that zip code also includes parts of Chester (ghetto) which is an absolute NO! Like others have said Brookhaven or Garnet Valley, or even Aston are nicer areas close to there but they can be pretty rural. However you're from from Alabama so I guess you're used to that.
Garnet Valley has some nice houses and high-ranking public schools, but overall is a miserable place. Aston, Brookhaven, and Chichester (let's call them the ABCs) are just plain disgusting. Chester on the other hand... seriously, try to pretend it doesn't exist. It's really that bad.
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:02 PM
 
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You guys are doing a great job at selling Delco
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