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Old 08-07-2013, 07:47 PM
 
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I'm a 28 year old professional looking to move to Philadelphia in about 2 months for my job. I'll be working out of the international airport.

I'm looking for a safe area with alot of other mid 20's to mid 30's. I prefer a shared apartment to save on costs, but would also consider 1br apts. It must be within walking distance to the subway though as I wont be bringing my car right away.

Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:54 PM
 
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Why the subway? The subway does not go to the airport. You can take the bus or the regional rail line.

http://www.septa.org/maps/system/index.html
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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Why the subway? The subway does not go to the airport. You can take the bus or the regional rail line.

SEPTA | Clickable Regional Rail & Rail Transit Map
Not being from Philadelphia, OP probably doesn't realize that the Regional Rail is the actual train that goes to the airport. With that said, OP may have to take a subway to the regional rail stop.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Exactly how much are you willing to spend? Getting around the suburban station or market east station (not china town unless you're chinese) seems perfect.

Although yes you "need" the subway, most things are best walked or biked to.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:33 PM
 
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Yes, i need access to the regional rail line, i didnt know that was different than the subway. The upper end of my budget is about $1000/mo
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:05 PM
 
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Should be possible with a roommate.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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IF there are buses from South Philly to the airport... look there. BTW South Philly has a subway too.
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:11 PM
 
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IF there are buses from South Philly to the airport... look there. BTW South Philly has a subway too.

South Philly subway doesn't got to the airport. You have to head North just to go South.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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University City. Not expensive. Not dangerous. Has a regional rail stop that services the airport route. Close to busses and trolley. Plenty of opportunity to find a roommate situation with other professionals and grad students. I would personally stay away from sharing with undergrads. Remember how annoying and irresponsible we were when we were undergrad?
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Filter Square is questionably closer to the university city regional rail stop.
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