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Old 11-26-2007, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Thanks for the heads-up Kyle. I am hopeful we will like it too!
Cheers,
Shanny
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:00 PM
 
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What exactly is Fishtown? I tried typing it in as a city to look for real estate listings at Realtor.com but it said that the place did not exist? Hope this isn't a silly question...I'm from jersey.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Fishtown is a neighborhood in Philly.
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:11 PM
 
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Hubby and I are in our 40s...(no kids). We are lookin to Philly. Heard great things about Fishtown. Share????
Thanks for your time.
Cheers!
I have lived in downtown Philly for 2 years now after having moved here from New Mexico and previously California. It took some time, I will not lie I was questioning my move at first BUT - now I really like it. Fishtown is an area north and east of the downtown area (but still philly) and it is a very, very popular place to buy a home right now. Why? Because there is a very active, vibrant community of residents who have banded together to make positive changes and create a social scene. A very good indicator of the "action" and happenings in fishtown is Events | Fishtown.US - Philadelphia, PA I don't live there, i am not affiliated, it's just that I have many friends who are so very happy there.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Thanks redirtgrl
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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I am laughing because this post is 2 years old and it got brought up again.

Update: We moved to Cherry Hill, NJ a year or so ago. I am a teacher and I work in South Philly.

Although I miss the "City Life", we are quite happy in the burbs.

Shanny
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:17 PM
 
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I have lived in Philly for the past 7 years. I lived in Fishtown for the past two and a half years. The neighborhood really has ups and downs. There are a lot of people born and raised in Fishtown who are not the most welcoming to outsiders. Especially if you are an ethnic minority. I have been called yuppy so many times and here racial slurs often outside my window. I know others who have problems with the Fishtown kids. There is a lot of crime and litter everywhere. Mostly theft. philly.everyblock.com/locations/zipcodes/19125/

However, it is close to Penn Treaty park, good bars, and restaurants and some new art galleries. Look into to West Philadelphia. It is way more diverse and actually has trees.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Yep! I'm a Jersey Girl! Watch Out!

We live outside of San Jose but we also lived in San Francisco. I lived in Manhattan for many years before coming to the West Coast 11 years ago.

We have parking needs and 2 dogs. I am trying to figure out a decent neighborhood with a rent budget of $1500.

I would love to live in Rittenhouse Square and the like but parking issues and our pets may be a problem. Sigh!

We just got an offer on our house (yay) last night so hopefully we will be in contract soon.

We will be able to live in TDY housing for 30 days at McGuire AFB in Jersey so really, time is of the essence.

Eventually, we will look to buy but for now we want to rent and get to know the area.

Cheers,

Shanny
You hit it on the head, the key here is not which city but moving from suburban to urban. Suburbans tend to be car pependant where as in a city parking is such a problem that it is easier to walk or take the bus. There are hundreds of things that make the difference which can be overwhelming to some.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pa.
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You could find apts in Riitenhouse that are dog friendly and meet your rent but parking would be an issue. Rittenhouse is very dog friendly. There's a lot of brownstone home's that have been made into apts..
How about art museum/fairmount section?
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Fishtown is a great neighborhood with many events going on.
See the pictures and videos from this neighborhood here: Philadelphia-FISHTOWN
Enjoy!
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