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Old 04-15-2014, 07:22 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Thanks everyone for their suggestions. After further research and looking around, we decided to cross Point Breeze off our list. I found some nicely priced (large) studio and 1 bedroom apartments in the Italian Market/Bella Vista neighborhood that are closer to buses/subway, groceries, etc. Plus that area is a much nicer and safer place while still being close to Center City. Even though I've lived in Chester the past couple years, it would be nice to not constantly have to be on high alert when walking around my neighborhood anymore. I think Bella Vista is a good compromise between price, safety, and location.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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^ Agreed, there are still great deals to be had in safer South Philly locales with more amenities.

If you were buying it may be a different story.
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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That said, I think Fishtown in particular is further along in its gentrification than Point Breeze, along with less neighborhood resistance to change.
Fishtown is MUCH further along than Point Breeze (which is still mostly a ghetto), it's just about "there." Aren't many (if any) funky blocks in Fishtown.

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Old 04-15-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Thanks everyone for their suggestions. After further research and looking around, we decided to cross Point Breeze off our list. I found some nicely priced (large) studio and 1 bedroom apartments in the Italian Market/Bella Vista neighborhood that are closer to buses/subway, groceries, etc. Plus that area is a much nicer and safer place while still being close to Center City. Even though I've lived in Chester the past couple years, it would be nice to not constantly have to be on high alert when walking around my neighborhood anymore. I think Bella Vista is a good compromise between price, safety, and location.
You're going to love that area. After you get to know philly more you won't believe you had ever considered point breeze
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:52 PM
 
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Good call. With a baby, my fav area is cedar park, then bella vista... But I think for young and singles I might reverse that. Bella vista is a great location, south street is very happening and you can walk everywhere. Great choice!
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