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Old 08-17-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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I've been to Mt Airy before. I liked it very much, though for NW Philly neighborhoods, I prefer Manayunk and Chestnut Hill.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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The diversity.
Bang..
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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my opinion? Diversity is overrated.
Hai, j'adore nippon. Quite homogeneous there...
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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my opinion? Diversity is overrated.
Now that's a shocking revelation.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Hai, j'adore nippon. Quite homogeneous there...
Tell 'em, Frank - nothing wrong with that!
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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It's a Forbes list and as with any such listing it's arbitrary. That said, if you look at the list Mt. Airy is similar to the other neighborhoods selected. They chose neighborhoods in which middle- to upper-middle income households can afford to purchase a house in the respective cities. The only potential outlier in the list is Park Slope, though even as exepnsive as it is, it is nonethless less expensive than many Manhattan neighborhoods. That's why Mt. Airy is on this list and not Society Hill or Chestnut Hill. Forbes intentionally chose what I guess you might call "value" neighborhoods that tend to appeal to families with school age children.

Mt. Airy is a nice neighborhood and as someone who grew up there and still has family and friends living there, I agree that common perceptions about diversity in that neighborhood tend to be a bit exaggerated. If one thinks that diversity is overrrated then obviously Mt. Airy is going to be less appealing.

The list is reallly just another in Forbes' endless supply of click-bait, but at least it's positive click-bait about the city. Of course, if you come to this forum to post endlessly about how awful the city is, then I suppose this list may disappoint you.

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Old 08-17-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Tell 'em, Frank - nothing wrong with that!
Not necessarily, no!
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Phila Pa & NYC
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my opinion? Diversity is overrated.
Diversity is OK when everyone maintains a certain income level. But when you have section 8 apartment buildings inter-twined it can be over rated.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:04 PM
 
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Diversity is OK when everyone maintains a certain income level. But when you have section 8 apartment buildings inter-twined it can be over rated.

Good point jeff..
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Diversity is OK when everyone maintains a certain income level. But when you have section 8 apartment buildings inter-twined it can be over rated.
Still, though ...
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