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Old 04-01-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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My girlfriend and I are considering moving to this area, right on the North border of Powelton Village and the South border of Mantua. I know Mantua can get dicey, and Powelton will have a lot of students. I wanted to hear from people more familiar with the area as to how walk-able or bike-able it is. I've visited the area, and myself see Haverford Ave as kind of the boundary to less desirable areas.

What are your thoughts on this location? I want to be very sure before moving to the area that I won't end up regretting it. FYI I am coming from the Fairmount area (Poplar St./23rd near Girard College).
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:42 AM
 
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I'd live there. Maybe watch yourself at night. Probably a lot safer than Girard College area.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Fine area. I would live there. Better than 23rd and poplar. You'd be surprised how quick mantua is changing. A lot of new development in the area. Closer to public transit at this location too than 23rd and poplar.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:42 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses. Hoping to get as much feedback as possible before we make our decision. Anyone else with thoughts on this area?
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:38 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I think it is pretty safe. The steady traffic coming and going from the Spring Garden bridge helps.

Safer than the Girard College vicinity.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:13 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses. Hoping to get as much feedback as possible before we make our decision. Anyone else with thoughts on this area?
Not sure if this is fair but students treat Spring Garden like a bright line. All the students live on the South side of the streets and the locals live on the north side...it's probably more psychological than anything else because I doubt it is less safe to live on the NE corner of a block v the SE corner.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Not sure if this is fair but students treat Spring Garden like a bright line. All the students live on the South side of the streets and the locals live on the north side...it's probably more psychological than anything else because I doubt it is less safe to live on the NE corner of a block v the SE corner.
That is not even CLOSE to true. Plenty of students live north of Spring Garden in Mantua
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:53 AM
 
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That is not even CLOSE to true. Plenty of students live north of Spring Garden in Mantua
Alright let me temper that and say that this is what was communicated to me at least by several Drexel undergrads and by a local real estate agent, and that Spring Garden is the northernmost border of Drexel Security's patrol zone. Perhaps there are more Drexel grad students who live further north?
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