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Old 12-26-2007, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, the Iron City!!!
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Hey, guys!

My gal and I are planning on moving to Philly and are trying to find a townhouse or single-family detached house in a decent area of NE Philly or maybe South Philly.... somewhere safe and relatively close to public transportation.

Anyone have any input on what Zip Codes are low crime, close to transport and have townhouses (NOT Condos) for $100k - $130K?.....

Planning on coming down this weekend to try to meet a realtor, if we can find one, and would appreciate all help you can offer!

Thanks!
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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This is good guide for average housing prices in the Philadelphia metro.Hopefully somebody can help you with Northeast Philly but for safety the further south you are in South Philly the better off you are. Packer Park which is the neighborhhod closest to the stadiums in South Philly is very well kept and one of the safer areas of Philly. Single detached home for $130 isnt realistic in Philly, maybe possible in some of the Delaware County, Lower Bucks County suburbs. Tinicum,Parkside,Norwood, etc.



http://www.philly.com/inquirer/gallery/9908372.html
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:14 AM
 
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You can try the upper olney area. I say that because it is close to transportation..the Fern Rock Station will get you to center city, jersey and/or Delaware in no time. Plus the row homes which are equivilent to town homes in upper olney run from about 100K-120K with low taxes. It seems to be a low crime area, and the schools are pretty good. This may be the area you are looking for.

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Old 12-28-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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In south philly, you might be able to get a townhouse for 100-120k around Broad & Oregon. It is a pretty decent area - relatively safe and right at the Broad St Subway. The parking situation is a mess however.

For the safer areas in South Philly- i'd recommend the following areas:
East of Broad St - Anything south of Wharton St and west of 8th st.
West of Broad St - Anything south of Passyunk Ave is pretty decent really. The further south the better west of broad though.

The zip codes are 19148 and 19145
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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In south philly, you might be able to get a townhouse for 100-120k around Broad & Oregon. It is a pretty decent area - relatively safe and right at the Broad St Subway. The parking situation is a mess however.

For the safer areas in South Philly- i'd recommend the following areas:
East of Broad St - Anything south of Wharton St and west of 8th st.
West of Broad St - Anything south of Passyunk Ave is pretty decent really. The further south the better west of broad though.

The zip codes are 19148 and 19145
I just checked the MLS for you. There are many townhomes listed at around 125-135k in decent areas especially in the 19148 zip (east of broad st.)

good luck
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, the Iron City!!!
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In south philly, you might be able to get a townhouse for 100-120k around Broad & Oregon. It is a pretty decent area - relatively safe and right at the Broad St Subway. The parking situation is a mess however.

For the safer areas in South Philly- i'd recommend the following areas:
East of Broad St - Anything south of Wharton St and west of 8th st.
West of Broad St - Anything south of Passyunk Ave is pretty decent really. The further south the better west of broad though.

The zip codes are 19148 and 19145

Awesome help; thanks!!!
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, the Iron City!!!
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Okay, so over the weekend, we came down and saw alot of housing in the NE Philly areas of Mayfair and Wissinoming (sp?). We saw alot of houses that were in very good shape, as well as a few which looked like they might have some structural issues, fast-approaching. Most were between 60-80 years old.

The areas looked nice enough during the daylight, but can you guys give me any input on what you know about the overall "safety" of mayfair & Wissinoming areas, after dark, or like, walking from the train stations to the house at around 6 or 7pm-ish?

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Old 01-18-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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Default Mayfair is pretty stable.

Lots of hard working middle class Phila. residents. But you do have some lowlifes who might congregate around playgrounds, schools etc. afterhours. Mayfair has a pretty decent Town Watch group.

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Old 01-22-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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Try looking in 19136
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:34 PM
 
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i lived in mayfair for 13 years and when i left 3 years ago it was changing. more fights, less kids out at night. i lived in the 19149 area but my dad lives in the 19136 area which is about 10 mins from mayfair. it may even still be considered mayfair. check out winchester park. or places near brous ave. (sp?) there all good neighberhoods.
hope i helped!
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