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Old 10-30-2008, 09:02 AM
 
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I am a 50+ single female moving to Philly. I will be working in West Central City area. I am looking for a friendly, tree filled. walkable. safe neighborhood to rent an apartment or house. I would like to reduce reliance on my car as much as possible and be able to walk to grocery store, public transportation, shops, coffee shops, etc. I am open to city living as well as small, older towns outside of Philly on train lines. Oh and did I mention that I'd love to be in walking distance of water I realize I won't find all of what I'm looking for but want to give as much of my wish list as possible. A university/college community would be good but more of where the faculty would live as opposed to students. Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: PA -> Denver, CO
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I think you'd do great in West Philly like along Baltimore Ave (38th - 45th). You have trolleys to take you right to Center city, and you'd be in a collegey area without being right on campus. There is no reason you would need a car in such a neighborhood.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:37 AM
 
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Art Museum area.
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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What are you looking to pay? Your price range will play a big part in making this decision. Also, do you want to buy or rent?
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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Angry Rough city

YOU may want to think again; Not the best city to get warmed up to; VERY ROUGH CITY - lived there before for 1.5 years and I was very unhappy had to move. No kidding - German Town - be out fo there by 2:00 P.M...............
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Wynnewood, PA/Philadelphia, PA (Temple U)
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German Town? Is that in Germany?
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: PA -> Denver, CO
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I really don't find Philly to be all that rough of a city, but it does have its reputation. There are a ton of really nice communities along the train lines. You can look out along the R5 in either direction, but it's up to how much you want to spend then.
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:28 PM
 
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Thanks all. My budget for renting would be $1000-$1500. I currently live in Baltimore so understand about rough cities.
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:51 PM
 
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You'd have some good options with that budget. A nicer area of University City/West Philadelphia could work. Especially near Penn, there are some very nice apartments in that area. Very easy to get to Center City.

Art Museum area is nice too.
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:10 PM
 
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hi, i plan to move to philly not exactly sure when. At the moment im a single mother of three boys. i am a Police officer. im looking to transfer in the next couple of years. Im an american living in Bermuda right now. Any how i have been tring to do research online looking for info on Philly. Whats the best area to move to. Well its hard to look for Jobs online if i dont know the areas. I have been online house shopping. I just dont know where to start. Someone please help.
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