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Old 08-18-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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Default Please help me find a neighborhood-with doggie

I have been to Philidelphia two times. My company has an office on Congress Street and I'm considering asking for a transfer.

I like the 'idea" of Phili because it's a smaller city than NYC (where I used to live but now I live way upstate NY) Living in upstate NY I have grown to like a slower pace but I'm also getting a bit bored being single and 35 years old.

So, hopefully some questions will be answered on here:

Can you recommend a safe neighborhood (does not have to be in the true city of Phili) where I have some access to nature (even a nice wooded trail/park) where I can have my car so that I can get away on some weekends/visitng my mother in Upstate NY? It is myself, my mid-size dog and a cat, so I need a place where I can find an apt for, at max (and I really don't want to spend this much) 1200 where I can walk my dog. I would like the commute to be no more than 30-45 minutes max.

Would I drive to work or take the train from the suggested area to live in?

I enjoy going out on Saturday nights Latin dancing so I would want to be able to go into the city with relative ease

I am an animal communicator so I'm looking for a city where the mindset is open-minded and people who live do the "extras" for their pets.

I really appreciate your suggestions.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: PA (work in NJ)
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I can't help you on specific neighborhoods, but my advice is that you start writing "Philly" instead of "Phili."

I do know that it's pretty hard for people to find rentals that accept dogs. Cats are usually easier, with a fee, but many landlords are anti-dog.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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I've lived here most of my life, but have on idea where Congress Street is. Depending on that, you might want to look in West Mt. Airy. It's easy to get into Center City either by train or car. If you go to craigslist and put in West Mt. Airy in the apartment search, there are several listed in your price range that allow dogs.

And yes, it's Philly.
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:50 PM
 
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This poster has posted this same message several times and has never responded to the question of where Congress Street is.
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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East Falls, Old City, and Fairmount are worth considering with a dog and park trail. Old City has small dog parks rather than a park trail.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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Congress St, Oaklyn, Camden, New Jersey 08107 - Google Maps shows a Congress St. in Camden.

Congress Hall - Philadelphia - Reviews of Congress Hall - TripAdvisor has a Congress Hall on 6th and Chestnut, but that's all I could find offhand.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:07 PM
 
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Well, if it's the Congress Street in Camden, then I'd suggest living in Collingswood, NJ. You can quickly get to center city Philly via the Lindenwold High Speed Line and you will save paying the Philly wage tax.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:33 AM
 
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Just don't move to Michael Vick's neighborhood.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:35 AM
 
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Honestly, if you want to be able to commute into Philly on the train, but have a slower pace, you might want to look into the Lansdale area.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:59 AM
 
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Default yup

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Originally Posted by newmarlig View Post
I've lived here most of my life, but have on idea where Congress Street is.
Ditto
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