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Old 06-26-2016, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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East Falls is a fine but it is more than 30 minutes from PHL airport. But if you are set on that area or near to it, I would absolutely check out Aldan Park Manor, 5580 Wissihickon Ave. It's a fabulous apartment complex, with historic feel(because it is) and, as I understand it, redone/rehabbed units. Parking looks like it should be no issue.
I just checked out the Alden Park Manor. From what I can see, that is the feel I am going for. The reviews are mixed, but it seems to be alot of people upset about the renovations and construction. This is place will definitely be on my list when I come up to visit!

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That's completely understandable. Center City is one of the most densely populated pockets of the US, and while that's appealing to urbanites, it's clearly not for everyone.

I think some neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city (e.g., NW Philadelphia communities like Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy or East Falls) or some inner-suburban areas like Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd or Conshohocken would be good alternatives.
I remember mention of Mt Airy and Bala Cynwyd from conversation. I'll have to check out those areas as well.



You guys are being super helpful! This is much appreciated
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:17 PM
 
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That's completely understandable. Center City is one of the most densely populated pockets of the US, and while that's appealing to urbanites, it's clearly not for everyone.

I think some neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city (e.g., NW Philadelphia communities like Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy or East Falls) or some inner-suburban areas like Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd or Conshohocken would be good alternatives.
He/She mentioned East Falls himself/herself already.
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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The Charlotte area got most of the mill workers when the mills were closing. A lot of people from the western half of NC had gone to Philadelphia before that. There's been a lot of back & forth. There are also a handful of hoagie shops. I think that you'd be getting totally different feedback if you asked in or near Charlotte.
Most of the people that are steering me away are in Charlotte.
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:19 PM
 
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He/She mentioned East Falls himself/herself already.
I'm a she
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:55 PM
 
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I live in West Mount Airy, not at all too far from East Falls. Whenever I go to the airport I'll take the chestnut hill west line and get off at 30th st station. from there i take the airport line. This takes about an hour, but it isn't troublesome for me at all. I think the upper NW neighborhoods might be a good spot for you. you'll be about a 20-30 min train ride into the city and you're right by lincoln and kelly drive and the 76.
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I live in West Mount Airy, not at all too far from East Falls. Whenever I go to the airport I'll take the chestnut hill west line and get off at 30th st station. from there i take the airport line. This takes about an hour, but it isn't troublesome for me at all. I think the upper NW neighborhoods might be a good spot for you. you'll be about a 20-30 min train ride into the city and you're right by lincoln and kelly drive and the 76.
Good to know that using the train wouldn't be too much of a hassle. Thanks!
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Old 06-26-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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Yeah, the areas around Concord Pike. A lot of new stuff is coming up in the area.

I've also cycled in other Northern DE areas and they also have a newish feel, without the congestion. Though I also liked some historic places which did not have a rough feel. Unfortunately, I don't keep a tab of these areas but in the back of my mind, these are places that I would want to move to later on in life.

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You're talking about the area around Naamans Road & Concord Pike? It's a lot like certain areas of South Jersey.
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Old 06-26-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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I just checked out the Alden Park Manor. From what I can see, that is the feel I am going for. The reviews are mixed, but it seems to be alot of people upset about the renovations and construction. This is place will definitely be on my list when I come up to visit!



I remember mention of Mt Airy and Bala Cynwyd from conversation. I'll have to check out those areas as well.



You guys are being super helpful! This is much appreciated
I would think that Aldan PM has a lot of old time residents who didn't like being "disturbed". lol

There are West Mt Airy and East Mt Airy. Both have their advocates but both will put your further away from the airport. West Mt Airy is nicer in my opinion.

Bala Cynwyd is a suburb right across the Phila. border. It's fine too. Closer to the airport.
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Old 06-26-2016, 02:44 PM
 
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Did you look up Newark's history?

I can't say I'm very familiar with the area, but I normally go to Newark to buy imported steaks and I'm yet to see anything that points to its long history.

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Newark was , officially, founded in 1758 and was a village and a Native American trail site before Europeans showed up. Delaware was one of the original 13 American colonies and was the first state to approve the US Constitution. Sounds very historic to me.
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Old 06-26-2016, 02:55 PM
 
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Did you look up Newark's history?

I can't say I'm very familiar with the area, but I normally go to Newark to buy imported steaks and I'm yet to see anything that points to its long history.
I have Native American heritage so information about the indigenous inhabitants of the region interests me. And, yes, there are still NAs living here.

Americans, who claim to be such, should know what the original 13 colonies were and when the US Constitution was ratified.
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