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Old 03-12-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Philly
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I know that dangerous exist everywhere and you have to use common sense to avoid them.I just need an apartment where my brother and I can live safely and where coming home slightly late at night isnt too much of a problem.I checked out Spring Garden and it was good but some of the apartments i saw where a little rough.Any chance of getting one in or close to Centre City for around 800$ a month.A single bedroom is all thats required.
the apt's were rough?
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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Not the south garden apartments,but the others I looked for.Obviously I have never been to Philly so I'm not in the position to make any judgments but from what I saw it looked not so good.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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How about this one ?
Park Towne Place Apartments
2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 .
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:30 PM
 
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And this :
2201 Pennsylvania Avenue,the rent is a little high,but manageable.
Chestnut Hill Village Apartments
7800 B Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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Probably posting a little too much but could you please tell me from the list below what areas to look in ? Thanks

Center City
Far Northeast Phili
Germantown-Chestnut Hill
Lower North Phili
Mayfair
Mount Airy
Near Northeast Phili
Olney-Oak Lane
Roxborough-Manayunk
South Phili
Southwest Phili
University City
Upper North Phili
West Phili
Wissinoming
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:08 PM
 
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You're probably not going to be able to afford anything in Center City with your budget. Maybe you'll get lucky though. Try Graduate Hospital (might be considered more South Philly than Center City)
Manayunk is a fun place to live. Lots of college students live there and there are plenty of bars and restaurants. It's not very close to Temple though.
University City is where UPenn and Drexel are located. Its is technically part of West Philadelphia. Obviously, a lot of college students live there and it's generally safe.
South Philly might have some good options for you... Bella Vista, Queen Village...
I would stay away from Olney-Oak Lane. The Northeast and Southwest wouldn't really make sense for you.

Philly is generally a nice place to live. Very diverse, lots to do, close to NYC and DC. I don't think the area around Temple is that bad, you just have to be careful. The most ideal place in the city to live is Center City. However, it's not cheap there. I think the best place for you to look is Manayunk. It just might be a pain getting from there to Temple every day.
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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Also, The Ben Franklin Parkway is right in Center City. It's nice. The Park Towne Place Apartments are nice as well.
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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I found quite a few apartments in the Centerl City area with rent around 850 $ a month.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Not the south garden apartments,but the others I looked for.Obviously I have never been to Philly so I'm not in the position to make any judgments but from what I saw it looked not so good.
spring garden.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: West Cedar Park, Philadelphia
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I found quite a few apartments in the Centerl City area with rent around 850 $ a month.
For more than a one room studio though?

It does happen don't get me wrong, but sometimes it ends up being not what you expected. You can usually get more bang for your buck if you look outside CC as well.

Stay away from the Franklin House.
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