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Old 03-28-2014, 06:17 PM
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Trade in your car and use all the money you'll be saving to get a very nice place in the city. Done.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:50 PM
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Roxborough isn't as good as it used to be. Its "cut off" from the city and up the hill from Manayunk. You will get a typical rowhome for about 270-200K but you will be driving almost everywhere.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:06 AM
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Originally Posted by NorthStar602 View Post
I have spent maybe a grand total of four hours in Philly, years ago. Now I'm moving there and I'm pretty clueless. I was advised to look for a rental in Center City, primarily for social reasons, but finding a nice place with parking for my car for under $2,000/month has proved to be a difficult task. Despite being born/raised in NYC, I've been living in the south since 2008 and am more of a suburbs type of person. Can anyone recommend suburban (PA, not NJ) areas with moderately priced rentals (WITH PARKING!) that won't make for a miserable commute to UPenn?
Wayne,Ardmore,Bryn Mawr,Haverford,Narberth,Bala Cynwd,Penn Valley to live and you are close enough for an easy drive/train ride into Center City.

One of the apt complexes along the river in Manayunk or Conshohocken ? That could work.

Roxborough? Is more suburban oriented even though its part of the city. Real nice up on Henry Ave as it sits along the Wissahickon Gorge which a lot of people use for recreational activities..
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