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Old 04-24-2016, 10:24 AM
 
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I'd like proximity to shops and places with good takeout, that isn't overrun by college students. Relocating form north Jersey suburbs and looking for more vibrant surroundings. Office is located in Bala Cynwyd. Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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It would be helpful if you copy/paste your answers to these questions - //www.city-data.com/forum/phila...formation.html
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:21 AM
 
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When are you moving? summer
Where are you coming from? north Jersey suburbs
Why are you moving? Divorce
Where will you be working? Bala Cynwyd, from home, and travel
Have you been here yet? Yes

Will you buy or rent? rent
If buying, are you looking for a house or a condo? How much can you spend?
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend? up to $2300
Do you prefer hi-rise or walk up? either

Do you have a preference of living in a NJ or PA suburb?
(If you answered NJ - post your answers here:
//www.city-data.com/forum/new-j...-philadelphia/)

Are you married or single? Do you have children? Single, no children
Do you prefer public or private schools? N/A
Do you have pets?
2 small dogs
Do you want or need a yard? no
Are you keeping a car? Yes
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? Activity

What do you want to be closest to?
Work not important
Shopping yes
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.) yes
Nightlife yes
Train or subway stations not necessary

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood? prefer people of similar age range of 40's, ok with diversity but I don't want to be a minority, I am white.

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi

Read more: //www.city-data.com/forum/phila...#ixzz46lVoJ2fX
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:29 PM
 
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It would be helpful if you copy/paste your answers to these questions - //www.city-data.com/forum/phila...formation.html
You're gonna tell the OP Manayunk! I feel it in my bones! Lol
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:37 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I'd like proximity to shops and places with good takeout, that isn't overrun by college students. Relocating form north Jersey suburbs and looking for more vibrant surroundings. Office is located in Bala Cynwyd. Thanks!
I can tell you where NOT to look ... University City. Because it is overrun by college students.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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If nightlife or vibrancy in general is a priority then one of the Center City neighborhoods would be worth looking at.

Rittenhouse Square
Fitler Square
Spring Garden
Art Museum
Old City
Washington West
Society Hill
Graduate Hospital
Queen Village
Bella Vista

Keep in mind that if you choose to live in the city of Philadelphia you will pay a wage tax which is about 3.5%.

If you want to stay out in the suburbs the wage tax is not an issue and obviously will be quieter more family oriented, some towns close to Bala Cynwd are

Merion Station
Narberth
Ardmore
Bryn Mawr
Haverford
Wayne
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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You're gonna tell the OP Manayunk! I feel it in my bones! Lol
Nah Manayunk skews younger, don't think OP would be into that.


For NW burbs, I'd look at Conshohocken. But if your $$ range is up to $2300 and don't really care for direct access to Bala Cynwyd, I'd definitely just go for a Center City neighborhood - pretty much any of the ones rainrock mentioned. Parking may be an issue but with that rent range you should definitely be able to get a paid spot if one is not included with your apartment.
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:39 AM
 
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If nightlife or vibrancy in general is a priority then one of the Center City neighborhoods would be worth looking at.

Rittenhouse Square
Fitler Square
Spring Garden
Art Museum
Old City
Washington West
Society Hill
Graduate Hospital
Queen Village
Bella Vista

Keep in mind that if you choose to live in the city of Philadelphia you will pay a wage tax which is about 3.5%.

If you want to stay out in the suburbs the wage tax is not an issue and obviously will be quieter more family oriented, some towns close to Bala Cynwd are

Merion Station
Narberth
Ardmore
Bryn Mawr
Haverford
Wayne
Just a note wrt Spring Garden and Art Museum. New rentals are currently being constructed.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:45 AM
 
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So many neighborhoods in Philadelphia would match your description! I would reach out to a realtor and have them send you a detailed list of options.
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:01 AM
 
Location: PHILADELPHIA
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northern liberties...and can I move in with you bro?
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