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Old 08-29-2006, 09:16 PM
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My boyfriend and I are looking to move into Philly. Because he will be working in NJ we wanted to stay more on the eastern side. WE are 27 and looking to spend around $250K. Any suggestions about the areas Bella Vista and Queen Village or any other areas to look into?
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Old 09-04-2006, 03:58 PM
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Queen Village is a great area. It is an easy walk into center city Philly and close to I-95. I would suggest staying between front and 4th and Fitzwater and Queen Streets.
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Old 09-06-2006, 06:27 PM
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Others here have mentioned Fishtown which is an artsy community these days.

Also, Manayunk is worth a look if you are not opposed to driving or walking on its hilly, San Franciscan-type roads. But, then again, those hills are what makes Manayunk so unique.
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:36 PM
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My suggestion is, don't move into Philly, move somewhere in NJ. The neighborhoods you suggested are nice but you won't be able to afford anything for less than 350,000 unless you are looking to purchase a studio "condo", aka apartment. I moved from NYC to Philly 2 years ago and the city just keeps getting dirtier (unless you live in the historic district or Rittenhouse Square) and more unsafe. I currently live in South Philadelphia and even the houses in my working class neighborhood are over 200,000! My next door neighbor just sold hers for 219,000 and it's a two bedroom unrenovated house with an unfinished basement. Good luck!
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:09 PM
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You have your work cut out for you to find a house in Queens Village or Bella Vista for under $250K. Great neighborhoods.

South Philly(east of Broad) is still in pretty decent shape and might be worth a look. The further east you stay in South Philly the lesser chance of crime. Packer Park in extreme south Philly may be a possibility as you can hop on the Walt Whitman Bridge in no time.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:39 PM
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I love Queen Village & Bella Vista, but $250G might not buy you what you're looking for. Bella Vista is slightly less expensive & increasingly nice. I wouldn't heed any warnings to stay east of 4th street. Anywhere east of 11th is really nice. Outside of that area, it's still a-ok, just a little 'up and coming.'

You might want to consider looking south of washington, closer to the italian market. There are lots of adorable 2 bedroom houses for less than $250, with nice yards. And the neighborhood is very convenient -- There's an Acme, 2 asian grocery markets, (obviously) the italian market, and some other small ethnic markets (middle eastern & mexican.) There are great restaurants, too: East Passyunk has some of the best italian restaurants in the city; there are taquerias everywhere; a ton of pho houses; and some cute surprising finds, like carmen's country kitchen for brunch. Bella Vista & Queen Village are quick walks. The neighborhood is diverse & not yet over-run by hipsters (they're coming, though).

Italian Market is also good for commuters. I commute to NJ & can always find free parking on the street. Parking in QV and BV can be tough.
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