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Old 11-25-2007, 11:17 AM
 
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I just recieve a position at Spirits Of Philadelphia located at Pier 3
Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106. I wanted to know a great location to live and is very safe and not to far to commute please any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

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Old 11-25-2007, 11:35 AM
 
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Hi louisf & welcome!

Depending on what your looking for and what you can pay, of course. But I would suggest sticking to a neighborhood in Center City or in the perimeter.

Penn's Landing is pretty assessable.

What type of "neighborhood" are you looking for?
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:30 PM
 
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Welcome to Philadelphia! The neighborhood closest to Penns Landing (Society Hill) happens to be quite expensive in terms of housing. Even the neighborhoods around it are pretty pricey. I live in Fishtown, which is a quiet/safe, up and coming neighborhood just north of where you will be working. A lot of younger professionals and artists are moving here because it's not expensive, not scary late at night like the other "hot neighborhood" (Northern Liberties) and still close to Center City. I've lived in Fishtown for almost four years and it's improving. I do not own a car (it's more of a liability than a benefit in a large city) and the bus route I use most passes back and forth right in front of Penns Landing on Columbus Blvd. From Fishtown it's a 10 minute bus ride. The only downside to Fishtown is the relative lack of services when compared to other neighborhoods. The grocery store situation here sucks (low quality produce and meats), but have learned to do big shopping trips to Trader Joes or Whole Foods and take a cab home which runs about $12. You'll find all the other essentials within walking distance. Bars and restaurants are lacking as well but find a trip into downtown using transit fine, but typically want to cab home if it's late, not due to public safety concerns but more the time hassle/tired. Let me know if I can help with any other information and good luck.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:49 AM
 
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I like the city but i do not want to live in the heart of the city. I dont like townhouses or apt or duplex. I would pay anywhere from 650-1200 a month. Also I have animals 8 dogs and 2 birds so thats why i would rather live in a single family home. i do not want to be problem with my neighbors and i dont want me and my animals to feel safe. I would like somewhere with at least 3 bedrooms.
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