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Old 12-15-2007, 06:45 AM
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Are you looking for a pretty church, one with an active congregation or perhaps the religion might be of some concern? I would google: your religion, Philadelphia, and then go from there.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:57 AM
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Seger Park Playground, located at 10th and Lombard Streets in the neighborhood of Washington Square West, has for decades been a hub for Philadelphia families. It is located in a bustling area, close to major shopping, with lots of pedestrian traffic flowing around and through the park.

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Old 12-21-2007, 09:13 AM
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I would agree with the other posters on the Center City areas with easy access to the Broad Street Line.

But I'd also second the walkable towns along the Main Line, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill and Manayunk. They all have direct rail lines to Temple U on Septa's R5, R6, R7 and R8 lines. These towns are not like a huge city metropolis but are godo for children and certainly walkable in terms of being close to restaruants, groceries, trains, etc...
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:39 AM
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I know it's a month later, but I'm a Temple med student myself and just wanted to absolutely agree with the Wash West recommendation if you're not planning to have a car. There's no comparison between the frequencies of the BSL vs regional rail, and it's a shorter walk from either Erie or Allegheny to the health sciences campus (not an insignificant thing given the North Philly location).

And Wash West is as central in Center City as you can get. There's five options for groceries off the top of my head, you've got the Broad Street theatres, Walnut/Chestnut street shopping and tons of restaurants...plus city parks and blocks of rowhouses (comparable to the Village in NYC) that are great just to walk around. With a baby, you'll love taking the stroller down Pine toward Society Hill, and there is the playground newmarlig mentioned.

Rent-wise, my apartment's $895 for a one bedroom (about 400-450 sqft I think) with dishwasher and in-unit washer/dryer...so you don't have to break the bank. The place you get might be too small for your husband to study with the kids, but there's tons of cafes around which can hopefully do the trick.

I'm sure you'll love it and I'd definitely get the Center City experience before you have to start worrying about school districts. Good luck!
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