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Old 07-25-2013, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Personally I would take Parkwood over most of Bensalem or Bristol Township, that's for sure. As far as Franklin Mills, my Asian wife drags me up there often becuase she like the Chinese Buffets (all 3). Then we hit the mall, she shops and I get coffee and sit at the food court and watch the people walk by. I find it very relaxing. I do talk to some of the security people there and they tell me on Friday and Saturday nights they are busy dealing with trouble makers.
HA! The friggin' Chinese and their buffets! I was informed earlier in the night that my Chinese g/f wants me to take her and her mother and sister to a buffet on Oregon Ave this weekend. I'm not a big fan, would rather just get a bag of food from a real restaurant.
I agree with you about Parkwood as opposed to Bensalem and Bristol, btw.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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I'm thinking about moving to Philly myself. Love that city!!!!

So what is taking you so long? Philly is a thousand times better than Baltimore!! I know because I grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, and now live in Philly. Baltimore is a city to stay away from, while Philly is right up there with NY and SF as being one of the best cities in North America. Only Philly costs a lot less to live in than NY or SF, so you get more for your money.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I live in Los Angeles and cant wait to move to Philly. Unfortunatley that won't be for about another 4 years. I know...I know...."WHY would you want to leve LA?" its a highly overrated and expensive town. and i hate beaches and sun. Question though, how bad are the winters in Philly? I loved in NYC for a few years as a kid and remember tough winters there.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:17 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I vote for Torresdale and Morrell Park and along Frankford Ave and I-95 .IMO the best of the Far northeast. Really nice, high quality people there
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: NYC/PHiLLY
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Don't forget Bustleton.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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Near Franklin Mills

Would be the Parkwood community. I think the franklin mills mall is on the eastern side of parkwood.

You should find affordable housing in the area.

Neshaminy Mall is bucks county i believe but not very far either.
Neshaminy Mall is in Bucks, about 10 minutes north of the city line, up route 1 in Bensalem.

I would suggest Bustleton too.

Whether you live in the city or outside of it, you will have to pay the wage tax if you work within city limits.

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Depending on what your budget is, I'd check out Torresdale also if you're looking in the Northeast and considering buying a place. That puts you close to 95 if you're driving downtown for work and there's also a regional rail station with a parking lot if you would be taking public transportation.
Why not live close to Cornwells Heights? The parking lot is bigger and it is right off of 95. (There is a dedicated exit.)
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:33 AM
 
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One of my employees lives near the mall and he hates it. Cars are being broken into a lot.. He is looking to move to Bucks county as I write this... I would not go there. He tells me horror stories about that area
Oh yeah, it's one of the worst parts of the city, huh frank

Give me a break. That's the furthest part of the Northeast, and I would bet that the people breaking into cars (if there really are any) are from Lower Bucks County. I know people there too.

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I live in Los Angeles and cant wait to move to Philly. Unfortunatley that won't be for about another 4 years. I know...I know...."WHY would you want to leve LA?" its a highly overrated and expensive town. and i hate beaches and sun. Question though, how bad are the winters in Philly? I loved in NYC for a few years as a kid and remember tough winters there.
I'm not one of those people who thinks so highly of LA. I'll tell you that winters seem to vary these days. We haven't had a real snow in two years (by real snow I mean a storm with 6 or more inches minimum throughout, with up to 8 or more inches in parts), and last winter (2011-2012) was very mild compared to normal winters (which was accompanied by a spike in murders as warm winters tend to), and this past winter was closer to how it usually is (40s at the warmest) yet really not much snow at all. You get used to the winters after awhile, and in my opinion autumn/fall around here more than makes up for the winters.

New York definitely seems to still have the winters that Philly used to have every year. I think we're in a different climate zone these days.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:36 AM
 
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Personally I would live in Fox Chase. I love that they have their own town center and that it's more like a small town than a neighborhood in the Northeast.

As for the DMV, honestly a lot of those areas that get boosted either on city-data or just in general are really incredibly overrated. People who live there or who grew up there very rarely paint an accurate picture of the area, and places like the "Bay Area" and the "DMV" don't even really exist the way they claim they do. I mean they try to include Baltimore in DC's metro, for Christ's sake!
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