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Old Yesterday, 01:41 PM
 
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Yeah, that is true. The only thing I can think of is go to the more vibrant places (Media, Philly) during the weekend when I can. I know I'm not going to have the commodity of have a nightclub or bar a mile away from me haha. I think worst case scenario is I'll spend a year there working a new job in a new area, and just see if it works out. I'm not planning on moving back to Florida lol, but I guess you never know. Hopefully after a year I'll have more time and actually be able to physically see all of these areas and pick a place that fits me.

It's a year of my life worst case scenario if I just can't stand it.
You might consider seeing who is advertising for roommates. It's not uncommon for two or three friends to rent a place and one moves for a new job or gets married, etc... This sometimes happens with my rentals and the remaining two often go online and recruit a third person. This would by far be your most affordable option as you'd be splitting the rent and bills two or three ways. You also get an immediate social scene with your new roomies as well as a bigger and nicer house in a much more desirable location. When interviewing and being interviewed by your potential roommates you can very easily figure out if you'd like them and what their style/habits are like. I've known people that have done this with other young professionals that seldom even saw their roommates during the week so they basically had a whole house to themselves. I've also known people who have met lifelong friends from situations like this. Just something to consider.
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Old Today, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I don't think to live in Philly and saving a "good amount" go in the same sentence. Commuting to Chadds Ford and back every day is a $400 a month expense no matter how you cut it. OP's net is around $3200. You'll be pinching pennies.
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