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Old 08-25-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Phila Pa & NYC
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Originally Posted by Larry Bowa View Post
There's four that count - Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and your 76ers.
Just because you think so, does not make it so. Pro is Pro. By the way, nationally speaking Major League Soccer average per game attendance is higher then the NHL or NBA. Of course some of that is because ticket prices are much lower.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:39 PM
 
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I'm (late 20s, single male in healthcare) also thinking of making the move from Austin to Philly. The city has always intrigued me, and I'm growing tired of Austin.

A question for the Philadelphians here, what neighborhoods would be a good fit for someone in my position? For me, I like dense, urban areas and strongly dislike the suburbs. Also, being in areas of high activity and nearby hospitals/clinics are obviously a plus.

Lastly, what neigborhoods could you define as "rough around the edges" but with plenty of character and personality? A vague question, I know. For me, Austin has a serious lack of such places.
Rough around the edges neighborhoods... (This is not the naming all dangerous neighborhood list, just the rough around the edges neighborhood with plenty of character and personality)

West Philly
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Parkside (great houses)
Cobbs Creek... Look up "Cobbs Creek Automobile Suburb Historic District"

North Philly
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All the houses on 33st in north philly... legendary architect but people wants to crack house great houses (Strawberry Mansion/Brewerytown)

South Philly
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Newbold (great houses)

Northeast Philly
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Kensington (its okay, the lower section of kensington, i dont suggest the upper part, very crime/drug infested)

Northwest Philly
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Germantown (great history..)

All these places have some dangerous parts in or around them so don't go there expecting alot.. but look at the houses! lol
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Just because you think so, does not make it so. Pro is Pro. By the way, nationally speaking Major League Soccer average per game attendance is higher then the NHL or NBA. Of course some of that is because ticket prices are much lower.
Oh, it's so.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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Thank you for your advice rofl3cat. I'll probably be looking within Philadelphia, as well as the suburbs, since I don't know where I'd be working yet. What are the suburbs around there? What's the subway system like there in Philadelphia?
The "Subway" ORANGE <---Underground, Goes from South Philly Packer Park... S. Broad Street... to North Philadelphia... N. Broad Street to Fern Rock Transportation Center

Blue is West Philly -Frankford elevated train line

Orange is broad street subway

Patco is south philly - Camden - New Jersey suburbs i guest...

and regional rail lines goes to different places depending where u at and where u want to go (Inlcuding Newark, trenton, Norristown, philadelphia suburbs, etc)

AND Trolleys and buses go EVERYWHERE in philly so yeah, philly won the 2012 best transit award or something like that so yeah..



Suburbs to me and everybody else in philly (generalization) is every neighborhood north of Cottman Ave.

Rhawnhurst

Fox Chase/Burholme

Holmesburg

Bustleton

Somerton
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Torresdale

, I'll include Bridesburg with it too..... even tho its not north of cottman ave..
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Thank you for your advice rofl3cat. I'll probably be looking within Philadelphia, as well as the suburbs, since I don't know where I'd be working yet. What are the suburbs around there? What's the subway system like there in Philadelphia?
Continuing with what Rofl33cat provided, the Philly Area is also served by New Jersey Transit.


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uxG9cZzbIL...00/NJT+map.jpg

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Old 08-27-2013, 05:56 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Indeed, he forget to mentioned the Philadelphia Union(MLS).


http://sportsun.org/wp-content/uploa...lphiaUnion.png
And the Soul
PhiladelphiaSoul.com - The Official Home of the Philadelphia Soul - Arena Football League
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Phila Pa & NYC
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That is true and you could also include the Wings. However arena football is composed of players that do not make the NFL or even the CFL and they as well as Lacrosse do not draw anywhere near the crowds that the MLS does. The fact that nationally the MLS does out draw the NHL and NBA in average per game attendance and does have a national TV deal, it is time we start to consider soccer as a "major" sport in this country.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:56 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Yea I know but just wanted to add them for the Soul fans..
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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That is true and you could also include the Wings. However arena football is composed of players that do not make the NFL or even the CFL and they as well as Lacrosse do not draw anywhere near the crowds that the MLS does. The fact that nationally the MLS does out draw the NHL and NBA in average per game attendance and does have a national TV deal, it is time we start to consider soccer as a "major" sport in this country.
I don't care how much it draws, the MLS is not the best the best soccer league in the world, so it doesn't really count.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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I don't care how much it draws, the MLS is not the best the best soccer league in the world, so it doesn't really count.
It does count because the MLS is the best soccer league in America and most Americans don't care about the other soccer leagues around the world.
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