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Old 03-16-2014, 12:44 AM
 
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Hello everyone ..

I'm planning to study at the art institute which I as I saw located in Philly downtown and my sister gonna study in Jersey so I'm thinking about living with her in Jersey.

Is that possible to go and back everyday ?

How far is Jersey from Philly?

What is the best way to get Philly downtown from Jersey?

How much the transport will cost me monthly ?

Thank you in advance appreciate your help
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:57 AM
 
Location: pennsauken
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Which part of jersey? Nj is in two metro areas.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:26 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Live somewhere convenient to a Patco stop and take the train to the 15th-16th & Locust station. Just another couple blocks from there to the Art Institute.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Southern NJ - USA
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To someone not familiar with Philly or South Jersey as the OP seems to be...I'd say (like the previous poster did), pick a town near a PATCO station, like Collingswood, Westmont, Haddonfield, Cherry Hill or Voorhees, NJ.

Camden is not a safe area to live, even though it's closest to the City of Philadelphia proper. This town needs a MAJOR overhaul, sort of what has been going on in Jersey City for YEARS. Hell, if North Philly can do it with Northern Liberties, why in blazes can't Camden do it?

#disgusted #frustrated #WTF



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Old 03-17-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Voorhees, NJ
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Check Craigslist. There are a few available places to rent in Collingswood that are relatively affordable (and probably the least expensive along the Patco line) and plus, it's about 10-15 minutes travel time to 15th-16th and Locust.

Have you thought about towns near the River Line (the light rail running up the Delaware)? You would need to transfer to the Patco to get to the city, but if you're looking for affordability, there are some great deals within that corridor. I wouldn't rent a place further north than Riverside, because after that, you're looking at greater than an hour of travel time.
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:36 PM
 
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Check Craigslist. There are a few available places to rent in Collingswood that are relatively affordable (and probably the least expensive along the Patco line) and plus, it's about 10-15 minutes travel time to 15th-16th and Locust.

Have you thought about towns near the River Line (the light rail running up the Delaware)? You would need to transfer to the Patco to get to the city, but if you're looking for affordability, there are some great deals within that corridor. I wouldn't rent a place further north than Riverside, because after that, you're looking at greater than an hour of travel time.
I second this, as someone who has also though about living in NJ and working in Philly for a while. You can occaisionally find places for as low as 700 in Collingswood, though they disappear quickly. Keep in mind the whole area features a preponderance of garden apartments and detached houses, so housing stock isn't too diverse. For riverline towns, check Riverton, Cinnaminson, and Palmyra; they're closest to Philly without being too close to Camden, and nicer than most of the towns further north. As for finding housing, also try contacting a realtor; I've heard there are more rentals available than what you see advertised on craigslist.
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