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Old 03-29-2008, 05:29 PM
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I want to buy a reasonably priced house and someone suggested Philadelphia. My budget is $190K for a detached single family house. I work in Union, New Jersey so I will have to commute to and from work every day. I don’t know anything about Philadelphia but I have read many comments posted in this forum. Could some help suggest a nice but reasonable price area to live. I want to limit my commute as much as possible. From what I understand, I may have to take a Philadelphia train or bus to Trenton, NJ and connect to the NJ transit. Preferable, I would like to live in an area within walking distance to that train or bus. Thank you for your suggestions.


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Old 03-29-2008, 05:54 PM
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This is a map of the SEPTA rail system. It may help.
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:24 PM
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When looking at the sEPTA map, concentrate on the R7 line. That goes to the Trenton station where you can change to NJT. Start with the Cornwells Heights station.


You also should post this on the Philly thread.

Here are a few homes in Levittown that might interest you.

philadelphia craigslist > real estate for sale: search for "Levittown" (broken link)
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:56 PM
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The fishtown area is very close to public transportation and is a area changing from blue collar to middle to upper middle class. You can still find parking, it is very close to Center city, about a 5 minute drive and close to Betsy Ross Bridge and Ben Franklin, both less than a 10 minute drive.
I am not sure where Union NJ is so I can't help y ou there...
Try this website, Fishtown.us, you can find a lot of people there with opinions, There are also a few realtors..

Northern Liberties is also another great area, but your price range may be a little low for that area...

the house there are going more more, but you could get a good house in Fishtown for your price...

Especially with interest rates the way they are now..

Center city is alos great but def, not in that price range, but Fishtown is close to public Trans, and it is about a 10 minute El train ride..

Good luck!
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