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Old 11-12-2007, 06:09 PM
 
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I don't think UN of PA is located in a "safe area". It is spotty. Get some good info if you decide to rent in the area of 40th and Locust. Good luck! I lived on Spruce and 40th a zillion years ago. Lots of nostalgia for me there.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:47 PM
 
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I don't think UN of PA is located in a "safe area". It is spotty. Get some good info if you decide to rent in the area of 40th and Locust. Good luck! I lived on Spruce and 40th a zillion years ago. Lots of nostalgia for me there.
Lets put it this way the neighborhood itself(University City)is relatively safe.You wont be living next to crimals or trouble-makers, its a fairly upscale neighborhood. The problem is the hood rats that live in nearby West + SW Philly know there is money and easy targets in University City so they have a tendency to infiltrate the area and cause chaos from time to time. University of Pennsylvania has its own police force (about 150 officers) to go along with Philly PD so there is a visible police presence in the area. But crime, sadly, is a part of University City.

Rittenhouse and the Center City neighborhoods are actually a little more insulated/further from West Philly, much more crowded with foot traffic and is probably a safer choice. Your mom would probably prefer Center City over University City's 20 something party scene as well.


If you cant find anything in the city The Mainline is an excellent, very safe second option. Media which is 10 miles west of Philly is also a very nice town with little crime.

Good luck.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:11 AM
 
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thanks so much for the info..this forum is a grt help!
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Old 11-16-2007, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My partner and I moved here for him to do a pediatric cards fellowship. We ended up in Lafayette Hill. I started a master's program at the graduate school of education this past summer and we both commute. It's not a big deal for us, but Lafayette Hill is more of a family place. But we're having twins in May so this makes sense for us.
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