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Old 04-14-2014, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Manayunk
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Did the op even say he's going to use public transportation to get to work? He says he has a car ...
I have a car also... Doesn't mean it isn't nice to be a few minute walk from public transportation to get places. Especially Temple. I was a student there and its either 1) spend half an hour finding a spot in the projects and then walking from however far you had to park or 2) "buy" a space for the semester at $375 a pop. That quickly adds up if you have to get a spot every semester. So yes, I'd rather leave my car, walk five minutes, and take a 15 minute train ride that drops me off right out front.
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I have a car also... Doesn't mean it isn't nice to be a few minute walk from public transportation to get places. Especially Temple. I was a student there and its either 1) spend half an hour finding a spot in the projects and then walking from however far you had to park or 2) "buy" a space for the semester at $375 a pop. That quickly adds up if you have to get a spot every semester. So yes, I'd rather leave my car, walk five minutes, and take a 15 minute train ride that drops me off right out front.
Noted.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:25 PM
 
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That area of NE Philly has changed for the worse.
Yeah in some pockets it has changed, and I imagine you mean racially in case people are wondering, and also in that there have been some crime incidents that never ever would have happened there even five years ago (but still, we're talking what, two things happened?). But vastly, Mayfair, Holmesburg - good areas overall. If one can honestly walk along Rowland Avenue by Lincoln High and tell me it isn't still a good area...well, okay. But you're nuts. (Not you, Bowa, I mean the hypothetical person).

Of course RIP Oxford Circle...you were so great so recently. RIP Juniata...it's like a UFO landed and took everyone away in five minutes. Of course these areas are farther south than the post discussed.

As for Bridge and Pratt in another post...talk about another area where one could say, "But I was just here and it wasn't bad!" since it really wasn't so shady that long ago. Poor Frankford...so misunderstood and so...I dunno. Something good on a large scale has to happen to Frankford before I die, I hope.

Come on, folks...Northwood homes selling for peanuts? Something is wrong here. They're giving that place away.

But I still agree with the original poster to whom you responded, the NE does not deserve the wholesale disregard of people as a place to consider living.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:00 PM
 
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Rich, are you set on living in the city? The reason I ask is that my house is currently for sale, in a nice neighborhood, and within walking distance to the train that could take you to work. The house is in move-in condition, in Ridley Township (25 mins outside the city). $159,000. 3 Bedroom, 1 bath. Let me know, thanks.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Yeah in some pockets it has changed, and I imagine you mean racially in case people are wondering, and also in that there have been some crime incidents that never ever would have happened there even five years ago (but still, we're talking what, two things happened?). But vastly, Mayfair, Holmesburg - good areas overall. If one can honestly walk along Rowland Avenue by Lincoln High and tell me it isn't still a good area...well, okay. But you're nuts. (Not you, Bowa, I mean the hypothetical person).

Of course RIP Oxford Circle...you were so great so recently. RIP Juniata...it's like a UFO landed and took everyone away in five minutes. Of course these areas are farther south than the post discussed.

As for Bridge and Pratt in another post...talk about another area where one could say, "But I was just here and it wasn't bad!" since it really wasn't so shady that long ago. Poor Frankford...so misunderstood and so...I dunno. Something good on a large scale has to happen to Frankford before I die, I hope.

Come on, folks...Northwood homes selling for peanuts? Something is wrong here. They're giving that place away.

But I still agree with the original poster to whom you responded, the NE does not deserve the wholesale disregard of people as a place to consider living.
No, I'm nuts, Kukla! lol
Anyway, Holmesburg and Mayfair have some pretty crappy streets and sections, but overall they're not too bad. I wouldn't move east of Frankford Ave or anywhere near Torresdale Ave.
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