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Old 05-09-2014, 02:46 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Depends on who you ask ... I'll leave it at that as to not cause any trouble. It's still West Philly, and personally, I wouldn't bring four kids seven and under there.

You're up, Clark Park.
It's pretty safe ... as safe as a neighborhood within the city limits. There are some crimes even in Washington Square West, Society Hill and Fitler Square too. Believe it or not there are a lot of families with kids living here. Come to the May Fair in Clark Park tomorrow - you'll see tons of kids.

BTW isn't the largest Children's Hallowe'en Parade in the entire city held right here off Baltimore Avenue??? I mean it attracts hundreds if not thousands?
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:59 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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University City's Spruce Hill neighborhood. Make sure you get them in Penn-Sadie Alexander School*, which has a great reputation. Grassy area not easy as most homes have tiny backyards, but we do have Clark Park.

Also University City's Powelton Village neighborhood, I understand the Samuel Powel School is good.

Both places are within 10 minutes by bus or trolley to Center City.

*You must live in the Penn-Alexander catchment area.
We should note that living within the catchment area for Penn Alexander currently does NOT guarantee enrollment in that school in the younger grades. But if it's only a rental situation, It's probably worth a shot!
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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Thank you all for the helpful responses. It helps to get my started on searching for a home.

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If you haven't already checked out the New Jersey Suburbs of Philadelphia sub-forum, I'd encourage you to do so as there may be more commuting options within your preferred range that offer many of your other priorities as well.
I haven't seen that yet. I'll check it out.
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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BTW isn't the largest Children's Hallowe'en Parade in the entire city held right here off Baltimore Avenue??? I mean it attracts hundreds if not thousands?
Does it?
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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It's pretty safe ... as safe as a neighborhood within the city limits. There are some crimes even in Washington Square West, Society Hill and Fitler Square too.
Yes, there's crime everywhere, some areas more than others.
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Believe it or not there are a lot of families with kids living here. Come to the May Fair in Clark Park tomorrow - you'll see tons of kids.
Be that as it may be, I personally wouldn't move kids there.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:17 PM
 
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Anything along the Main Line would be safe and would be easy to get into the city on the train and depending on what neighborhood you are in it could take between 15 to 30 minutes. It's also about a 30 minute drive to Philly. Philadelphia is a big area though, so it could change drastically depending on where you would be working. There are also various neighborhoods in Montgomery County that are 30 minutes away by train. Montco schools are also very, very good. Moderator Cut: Please review the Terms of Service regarding realtor participation.

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Old 06-06-2014, 08:18 AM
 
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Well, in the last month I accepted the job I was interviewing for and will be coming to PA in a couple of weeks. We want to get a temporary place to live for a month, at right now it's looking like it will be in a hotel. We're considering one that we found in Fort Washington. How is that area? Is it safe?

It will only be for a month, so I'm not really concerned about being in a great area, but I want to feel like my wife and young children can go outside and play during the day while I'm at work and that we can go places at night as a family and feel safe.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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Well, in the last month I accepted the job I was interviewing for and will be coming to PA in a couple of weeks. We want to get a temporary place to live for a month, at right now it's looking like it will be in a hotel. We're considering one that we found in Fort Washington. How is that area? Is it safe?

It will only be for a month, so I'm not really concerned about being in a great area, but I want to feel like my wife and young children can go outside and play during the day while I'm at work and that we can go places at night as a family and feel safe.
There should be no issues regarding safety there.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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fort washington is fine, we stayed in a hotel there for a week. I hope your looking at one with a pool as there isnt much to do in the area. there is a really good pizza place though i cant remember the name, looks like a dump burt its the best white pizza ive ever had.
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