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Old 08-05-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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This morning, I was listening to a reputable talk radio station in Philadelphia/Del County where the show's host was talking about how NY transplants were taking over Philly! Is there any truth to this?
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:10 AM
 
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This morning, I was listening to a reputable talk radio station in Philadelphia/Del County where the show's host was talking about how NY transplants were taking over Philly! Is there any truth to this?
There's probably like 20,000 people from New York City, so the answer is no.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:24 AM
 
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This morning, I was listening to a reputable talk radio station in Philadelphia/Del County where the show's host was talking about how NY transplants were taking over Philly! Is there any truth to this?

You cant swing a cat without hitting a car with a NY license plate. Not just in the city but everywhere.Fishtown,Chestnut Hill, Chadds Ford, Chester Springs, Doylestown,Ambler, King of Prussia, Media. New, Old, Urban, Suburban it doesn't matter. They are everywhere.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:05 AM
 
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This morning, I was listening to a reputable talk radio station in Philadelphia/Del County where the show's host was talking about how NY transplants were taking over Philly! Is there any truth to this?
No
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I think as the economy continues its recovery -- and therefore housing prices begin to escalate again in NYC and the surrounding area (which is already happening) -- the NY/NJ exodus will be even stronger to the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia areas.

The real estate here is just such a bargain compared to the tri-state region, and NY expats are much closer to home here than the Sun Belt.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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I think as the economy continues its recovery -- and therefore housing prices begin to escalate again in NYC and the surrounding area (which is already happening) -- the NY/NJ exodus will be even stronger to the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia areas.

The real estate here is just such a bargain compared to the tri-state region, and NY expats are much closer to home here than the Sun Belt.
I fully agree. I live in the Lehigh Valley and New york plates are seemingly everywhere here.

According to an official update from the Office of Management and Budget(OMB) the Lehigh Valley was added to the New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/defa...013/b13-01.pdf

Auto insurance rates here have also increased even for the safest of drivers with good credit scores due to the Lehigh Valley now being considered part of the NYC combined statistical area.
I was told this was the case when I called my insurance company about a slight rate increase in my premiums.

Even at grocery stores around the valley your seeing Wise brand snack bags with "" Proud Sponsor Of the Mets"" emblazoned on the front of them.

I guess it's time to adopt a more short tempered demeanor and change my accent.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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"You cant swing a cat without hitting a car with a NY license plate. "

LOLOLOL!! Now, that is funny!!!



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You cant swing a cat without hitting a car with a NY license plate. Not just in the city but everywhere.Fishtown,Chestnut Hill, Chadds Ford, Chester Springs, Doylestown,Ambler, King of Prussia, Media. New, Old, Urban, Suburban it doesn't matter. They are everywhere.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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They'll never take over this area. It's ours. They're no different than any other transplant and deserve every bit as much of the benefit of the doubt, regardless of where they come from.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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Even if it was true, who cares? I'm sure that that the overwhemling majority of these so-called "NY transplants" aren't even originally from NY anyway. And Philly could use a greater transient population.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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The NY invasion of Philadelphia really began after the 9/11/2001 attacks, and accelerated with the housing bubble. Initially people were looking for an area that is safer and less likely to be attacked so you had a trickle of people who didn't have to be in NY, particularly immigrants. Then when word got out, more immigrants poured into Philly looking for a less expensive big city to settle in. I think the best time to have come here and buy real estate here was at the beginning of the 1990s when the city looked hopelessly lost. Everything was dirt cheap then.
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