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Old 02-04-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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Donna,
I just wanted to commend you on such an honest and thorough post. On some other threads male posters have been going on and on about how safe the city is...and actually took me to task for warning that one person's safe is another persons risky. I think you succinctly stated what should be the obvious in most big cities across the country - I wish I had said it myself
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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The sidewalks here in Philly used to roll up at about 6pm. No longer. With the New Yorkers fleeing NYC (high housing prices, 911), downtown Philly (called "Center City" by the natives) is now quite vibrant late into the evening. Many New Yorkers are driving the "condo buying boom" downtown.
Great post Donna. But you may be giving too much credit to NYC for Center Citys more vibrant lifestyle. The new residents are not all from NYC. According to real estate sales 1/3 of the condo buyers are from elsewhere in Philadlephia, 1/3 are from the Philadlephia suburbs and 1/3 are from NY/Dc/Other. NYC plays a part but are not the main reason for Philaldephias so-called renaissance. But a great post nonetheless.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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Great post Donna. But you may be giving too much credit to NYC for Center Citys more vibrant lifestyle. The new residents are not all from NYC. According to real estate sales 1/3 of the condo buyers are from elsewhere in Philadlephia, 1/3 are from the Philadlephia suburbs and 1/3 are from NY/Dc/Other. NYC plays a part but are not the main reason for Philaldephias so-called renaissance. But a great post nonetheless.
I agree, in recent years I've seen alot of young professional couples with baby strollers moving in Center city especially Queen Village and Olde city areas. There is a long list for daycare spaces in these neighborhoods.
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