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Old 06-20-2016, 08:16 PM
 
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Hey Everyone. My friend (a woman) and I (male) are moving to Point Breeze. I asked around and it seems as though the area is beginning to turn around in certain spots. I know it's a sketchy area of the city but I've actually heard mixed things about it (saw there was a shooting around 22nd and titan a few months ago for example, but then I know someone who lives on 19th and reed and hasn't had any issue at all). Other than that I heard 22nd street for the most part (Dickinson through Washington) is solid, but still be mindful of surroundings, etc. The previous person who use to live in the house we are living was from New England and worked in Center City; he stayed there for like 4 years. I also Kermit's is further up and Springfield Beer is up there too, and I know i'm within ten minutes of Sardine Bar walking wise.

To anyone that lives in the area, please give any tips and what not, etc. We are street smart individuals and we pretty much keep to ourselves and are young professionals! Thanks!

(I have lived in Brewerytown, West Philly and Center City.)
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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Anywhere in western Point Breeze is going to be very hit-or-miss, and mostly kind of run-down. The area is slowly coming back to life, but the biggest changes are in the eastern portions closer to Broad Street. In and around Point Breeze Avenue is still largely pretty sketchy. While no longer actively dangerous (I think), it's the kind of place you live or die by your street smarts.

I think the bigger issue, right now, is that there's not a lot going on over there, commercially. My gf and I live at 15th & Tasker, and we pretty much spend all of our time venturing east into the Passyunks rather than west.
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Old 06-25-2016, 12:49 PM
 
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is the area closer to Broad St considered "Newbold"?

OP, I am curious to see how your experience goes as I may be relocating to the southern part of the city as well, PB being one of my options. Sorry I don't have much to contribute but I have walked around aimlessly in PB taking photos and whatnot, it feels like things get sketchier the further west you go. I spoke to a few residents and they seem to love the 'hood as well. Keep us updated!
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Old 06-29-2016, 11:21 AM
 
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Yes, that's considered "Newbold" by some. Personally, I find Point Breeze to be a much lovelier name. :-)
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