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Old 06-26-2016, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I live around the corner from Alden Park (in Germantown) and the grounds are beautiful. Charter House is right next to it and could be an option as well-both have pools which is nice this time of year. Let me know if you have any further specific questions about the area!

The airport is 20 Minutes without traffic from here. Wayne Junction nearby has trains direct to the Airport.
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Old 06-26-2016, 06:00 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Most of the people that are steering me away are in Charlotte.
I'm going to guess that you're hearing this from transplants who aren't from & don't have connections to Philadelphia. Natives have been outnumbered for years.
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Old 06-26-2016, 06:10 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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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.
As to Delaware having history, look up New Sweden. Much of Delaware, South Jersey, & part of Philadelphia were New Sweden before English-speaking Europeans arrived.
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:35 PM
 
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To live right inside the city, but not in Center City, you might want to consider Fairmount, Spring Garden, or Francisville. Not too sleepy, but also not as hustle-and-bustle as Center City, University City, or the neighborhoods closer to the river (but outside of Center City proper), like Northern Liberties and Fishtown. I believe someone who is posting in this thread lives in Spring Garden, so might be able to give more insight.
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I live around the corner from Alden Park (in Germantown) and the grounds are beautiful. Charter House is right next to it and could be an option as well-both have pools which is nice this time of year. Let me know if you have any further specific questions about the area!

The airport is 20 Minutes without traffic from here. Wayne Junction nearby has trains direct to the Airport.
This area is sounding more and more promising. I will definitely contact you once I look into it alittle more. Thanks so much!

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I'm going to guess that you're hearing this from transplants who aren't from & don't have connections to Philadelphia. Natives have been outnumbered for years.
some from Philly, some from NJ, NYC, some just straight outta NC

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To live right inside the city, but not in Center City, you might want to consider Fairmount, Spring Garden, or Francisville. Not too sleepy, but also not as hustle-and-bustle as Center City, University City, or the neighborhoods closer to the river (but outside of Center City proper), like Northern Liberties and Fishtown. I believe someone who is posting in this thread lives in Spring Garden, so might be able to give more insight.
Ok this is good to know. I wasn't sure how busy Fairmount and Spring Garden would be, but those are on my list to check out as well. I've been in contact with a few places in that area and just below Spring Garden. I was going to try to Air BnB around there to see how I'd feel. Someone did mention Northern Liberties and Fishtown, but then said I might not like it. But he didn't really say why, lol
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Old 06-27-2016, 05:21 AM
 
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Ok this is good to know. I wasn't sure how busy Fairmount and Spring Garden would be, but those are on my list to check out as well. I've been in contact with a few places in that area and just below Spring Garden. I was going to try to Air BnB around there to see how I'd feel. Someone did mention Northern Liberties and Fishtown, but then said I might not like it. But he didn't really say why, lol
I live in Spring Garden. It's not as busy as being right downtown. The problem is parking which is at a premium so I didn't suggest it.

Northern Liberties and Fishtown may be bit younger demographic than what you are looking for.
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Hi all, thanks to everyone for the advice. I found a place in Bala Cynwyd!
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:47 AM
 
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Hi all, thanks to everyone for the advice. I found a place in Bala Cynwyd!
That's an excellent choice. Thanks for the followup.
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:17 AM
 
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Hi all, thanks to everyone for the advice. I found a place in Bala Cynwyd!
Nice! and remember is is pronounced "Balah Kinwood"
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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That's an excellent choice. Thanks for the followup.
That's what I keep hearing! They said it'll give me a feel similar to what I'm use to in NC. Also found out that there's a city tax that I won't have to pay there either.

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Nice! and remember is is pronounced "Balah Kinwood"
When I first heard somebody pronounce it, I was completely thrown off. The "Cynwyd" part isn't what I expected at all!
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