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Old 09-28-2008, 08:22 AM
Location: Expatriate Philadelphian in Northern Virginia
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To help the members of the Philly forum guide you more quickly towards a compatible neighborhood and lifestyle, here are "just a few" starter questions to choose from.

(Thanks to solibs for "borrowing" this from another forum.)

When are you moving?
Where are you coming from?
Why are you moving?
Where will you be working?
Have you been here yet?

Will you buy or rent?
If buying, are you looking for a house or a condo? How much can you spend?
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend?
Do you prefer hi-rise or walk up?

Do you have a preference of living in a NJ or PA suburb?

Are you married or single? Do you have children?
Do you prefer public or private schools?
Do you have pets?
Do you want or need a yard?
Are you keeping a car?
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet?

What do you want to be closest to?
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.)
Train or subway stations

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood?

Coke or Pepsi?


Map of where people are moving to and from http://www.forbes.com/special-report...migration.html

Neighborhood maps of Philadelphia, Thanks to Summersm343 - Philadelphia Neighborhood Map

tourist/historic site map: http://www.polishamericancenter.org/Map.htm

Rental information: http://www.4wallsinphilly.com/ http://www.padmapper.com/

Compare Schools: http://www.schooldigger.com/go/PA/search.aspx and http://paschoolperformance.org/SelectCounty

Income information for Northeastern Philadelphia suburbs, up to and including most of the Lehigh Valley: http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworl...htmlstory.html

Last edited by toobusytoday; 05-18-2015 at 04:12 AM.. Reason: added map

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