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Old 11-23-2011, 03:33 AM
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Since you mentioned Drexel Hill, there are apartments directly behind Pilgrim Gardens shopping center. I don't know how many young people are there (though I know there's definitely some) but I figure I'd let you know about it, especially given how close the area is to Media. There's also apartments right next to Drexeline Shopping Center. I don't know really anything about them other than that they're there though.

You want to stay away from every other part of Drexel Hill though. I'd only ever recommend Drexel Hill outside of Aronimink/Pilgrim Gardens for people familiar with living in an inner-ring suburb that's on the decline. Definitely stay out of South Drexel Hill.
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by PhillyViaBoston View Post
Parking in University City isn't as bad as in Center City, if that helps you gauge things.

The drive from University City to Media is pretty easy... You can either jump on 76 to 95S to 476N to exit 3/Baltimore Pike (15-20 minute drive) or you can go straight down Baltimore Ave which turns into Baltimore Pike and runs through Media (maybe 20-25 minutes and a lot of stop lights).

Going from the city to the suburbs for work will put you opposite most traffic, making the commute easier than if you were doing the reverse.

You also have the option of taking public transportation from University City... Both the Media/Elwyn regional rail line (stop by Franklin Field on Penn's campus) and the route 101 trolley (Market-Frankfort subway line to 69th St terminal) will get you to Media.

I actually timed this today. Straight down Baltimore Avenue into Media takes ~30 minutes, and its painful.

By contrast, Media up to I-476 down I-76 to Belmont Avenue took 20 minutes and avoids the awful sections of the Schuylkill.
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:41 PM
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Baltimore Pike is a road that's cursed pretty damn often by locals, especially people living in the Clifton Heights/Springfield area. There's a lot of daily traffic both from locals in that area going to and from shops or work or whatever else and from people like you traveling down Baltimore Ave/Pike to get to and from different areas.
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