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Old 05-07-2014, 05:32 AM
 
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You were doing fine with your analysis until you got to this paragraph:

"My Suggestion: Carroll Park, I have a few pure african friends from here from Africa, not a bad neighborhood at all. (but not good, for reasons like drugs but if you stay out the way of drug dealers like not to shout at them or something [its a little bit of them and they not here to hurt innocents really] and stay in when it comes night time, you'll be good, and some other things thats everywhere)"


Now who the hell wants to live like that? I doubt I'd suggest Carroll Park to anyone if the best you can say is just avoid drug dealers and stay in at night.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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You were doing fine with your analysis until you got to this paragraph:

"My Suggestion: Carroll Park, I have a few pure african friends from here from Africa, not a bad neighborhood at all. (but not good, for reasons like drugs but if you stay out the way of drug dealers like not to shout at them or something [its a little bit of them and they not here to hurt innocents really] and stay in when it comes night time, you'll be good, and some other things thats everywhere)"


Now who the hell wants to live like that? I doubt I'd suggest Carroll Park to anyone if the best you can say is just avoid drug dealers and stay in at night.
Well its kinda what you make it, for yourself, if you wanna be a troublemaker then trouble follows. (Even in the suburbs, that's true) I just said that because if you wanna get involved with the community then you have to know your neighborhood back and forth so you don't meet the wrong people and it isn't nothing wrong with the truth, that its a little bit of drug dealers roaming around at night time. The good is that it's all black people, alot of africans/jamaicans, and has a park called "Carroll Park" which people hang out in the summertime. It's just a neighborhood where you live, not really a downtown or anything, it isn't much good because you know, it's in has people in poverty walking around that don't have no motivation to do **** except what they saw growing up which was crime, the harsh life of some people.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, PA
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"Gentrified" and "upscale," for me, personally, are turn-offs to an area. I'm willing to live somewhere rough if my neighbors are the kinds of folks I'd like. I don't like upscale anything, usually. 99 times out of 100 I feel out of place and uncomfortable. I'll take dirty and broken down with people that are like me to nice and new with people I can't relate to whatsoever any day.
I guess West Oak Lane would be up your alley. There's a strong presence of working class AA there, and while some areas are blighted, most of the neighborhoods there are so-so. I would steer clear of anything below Andrew's Ave, though. The people here are very friendly and kind...there is crime, but most of it is at night time and mainly drug related. You have to have a car to live here though (I mean, the 6 does come pretty frequently, but depending upon where you live you're in for a long walk from the bus stop).

East Oak Lane is better than West Oak Lane in terms of blight & crime, and there is a strong presence of AA there... it is also diverse (there is a small population of Asians, whites, and Hispanics) The only problem is public transportation, but if you don't mind walking to Broad St or Olney Terminal it's fine. It's also more affluent than West Oak Lane too.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:10 AM
 
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Those neighborhoods are generally trashed and full of hood rats. Find a better area. Clark Park area is decent, but REAL West Philly is a cesspool and people get robbed right on Market street even in University city.
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I can help saying Im young and from WP... Here's some neighborhoods from my prospective of growing up here. 17 now. Public school raised.

MAP: http://www.wpre.com/wp-content/uploa...hborhoods2.jpg

RICH!!!! - Already explained xD

OVERBROOK HILLS: ABOVE Malvern Ave, WYNNEFIELD HILLS: Above Wynnefield.

COLLEGE SECTION INCLUDED: University City, Walnut Hill, Cedar Hill, Garden Court, SW Cedar Park, Spruce Hill, U PENN

MIDDLE CLASS - Good enough black people, not saying they not black americans but they're okay enough where they're not grimy.:

OVERBROOK above Lansdowne Ave (There's this Jamaican store that sells Jamaican food to the 6500 block of Lansdowne Ave (65th & Lansdowne Ave), WYNNEFIELD, WYNNEFIELD HEIGHTS, OVERBROOK PARK: The little section to the left of Overbrook

WORKING CLASS - Okay, some crime, not enough to really be upset about, just stay out the streets and learn your block (Your neighbors, local shop owners, etc):

CARROLL PARK, EAST PARKSIDE, WEST PARKSIDE, WOODLAND TERRANCE

LOWER CLASS - Griminess, poverty, barely any dads, grandmas as parents, etc:

HADDINGTON, MANTUA, MILL CREEK, DUNLAP, COBBS CREEK (Wait... there's some blocks that's good around here, like around Baltimore Ave could be okay at best.)

(WARNING: There's innocents in every neighborhood, just incase you never been in a ghetto, there's things like block parties, house parties, local parks, recreational centers and good stuff for people in the summertime, not all bad at all.)

My Suggestion: Carroll Park, I have a few pure african friends from here from Africa, not a bad neighborhood at all. (but not good, for reasons like drugs but if you stay out the way of drug dealers like not to shout at them or something [its a little bit of them and they not here to hurt innocents really] and stay in when it comes night time, you'll be good, and some other things thats everywhere)

Southwest Philadelphia: Another place where its ALOT of immigrants because of the International Airport, just find a neighborhood, its all bad around there because some bad poverty.

One more thing, since you're moving, I gotta tell you something important. The schools are hell (Mainly because bad childhoods, 99% black, culture, drugs, bad housing) after elementary school, so keep up your son/daughter grades and put them into charter schools, you'll thank me later... Sorry to get into your personal life
This is one the the most honest posts I've ever read.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:49 AM
 
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East Oak Lane is better than West Oak Lane in terms of blight & crime, and there is a strong presence of AA there... it is also diverse (there is a small population of Asians, whites, and Hispanics) The only problem is public transportation, but if you don't mind walking to Broad St or Olney Terminal it's fine. It's also more affluent than West Oak Lane too.
How about just walking to Old York Road where you catch the Route 55 to Fern Rock.
Then then there is 11th street where you can catch the 28 which also takes you to Fern Rock. Not the mention Melrose station where you can catch the regional rail system.
Of course there is 66th ave and the K Bus which connects easily with all of the above but go ahead do all of that walking if you want to. The exercise is a good thing. .
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