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Old 12-20-2007, 10:03 AM
 
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Hi all,
I've talked to some grad students from Temple who are highly recommending living in either Manayunk or Roxborough instead of Center City. My husband will be attending Temple Med school and we have a 1.5 year old and will have a newborn in April. We want to only have 1 car, and we really want my husband to be able to take public transportation to school.
Here's my questions:
- What would be the public transportation routes from Roxborough or Manayunk to Temple Med (near hospital)? (I looked on Septa but could not quite understand it...)
- Can anyone compare what life would look like for our family in center city vs. manayunk/roxborough? It would be so wonderful if me and our girls could hop in the stroller and walk to parks, libraries, stores, etc. Is that possible in Manayunk or Roxborough? I know nothing about the area-- what would be the main differences between living in these 2 places? Is Manayunk entirely too hilly for us to walk around a lot?
Okay--- Thanks a million again!!
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:52 PM
 
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My impression of Manayunk is more 20's college kid scene than family friendly. But I don't live there.
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:36 PM
 
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Roxborough would be more family friendly than Manayunk, but getting to Temple Hospital using public transportation would be a real pain.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:58 PM
 
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Default also consider East Falls

Next to Rox and Manyunk is East Falls. regional train should stop at temple
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:44 PM
 
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Consider Lafayette Hills, Manayunk is full of young yuppies and college kids that drink and like to live in tiny homes with no parking. With a kid, you will definitely find yourself out of place. Do yourself a favor, do not go to a 'hip' part of town, they are hyped up by developers who want to make a quick buck. Manayunk is yesterdays Fishtown, you will be # 10 in 1 or 2 yrs, there are so many old neighborhoods that can be redeveloped today.
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