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Old 07-06-2016, 02:13 PM
 
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There are a couple houses on our list in Girard Estates. I can't find much about what it's like to live there. It sounds like there isn't much going on there and it's a little isolated from the rest of the city, but it's safe.
Girard Estates is one of the best neighborhoods in S. Philly. Very few row houses. Mostly twins and single homes. It essentially is one block north of Oregon Ave. from about 20 th to 25th St. The houses are extremely well maintained. It wouldn't surprise me at all that some of those homes would sell for 500K or more.

I laughed when you say above not much goes on there... That's the point. It's an oasis and Passyunk Ave and the great stuff on East Passyunk is minutes away.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:26 PM
 
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Girard Estates is one of the best neighborhoods in S. Philly. Very few row houses. Mostly twins and single homes. It essentially is one block north of Oregon Ave. from about 20 th to 25th St. The houses are extremely well maintained. It wouldn't surprise me at all that some of those homes would sell for 500K or more.

I laughed when you say above not much goes on there... That's the point. It's an oasis and Passyunk Ave and the great stuff on East Passyunk is minutes away.
I think it depends on what you want. If my wife and I owned a car, that would be a great place to live. It's probably still very do-able, but it is a bit removed, depending on where you are in the neighborhood. For example, 20th and Ritner is a bit of a walk to the BSL. I'm sure bus service is fine, but it's a bus. And WPA's offerings aren't quite as good as EPA.

Those are all picky points, so I'm not saying GE isn't a great neighborhood; it's certainly a top 3 hood in South Philly. I just know we didn't look there despite having the $$$.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:08 PM
 
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Op...Of those listed my favorite hood would be East Passyunk, for sure. Awesome hood with great restaurants. Girard Estates is definitely a nice neighborhood but it does feel a bit far from CC if that's something thats important to you..at least if you prefer to be able to walk there.

I would look into any of the possibilities you listed besides Point Breeze. That being said, I have some friends who live there and haven't had any issues.

I find it so interesting how everyone's comfort levels differ regarding the PB neighborhood. I live just above PB on the Southern end of Graduate Hospital and I tend to tend think of Washington Ave as my saving grace in terms of dividing line from PB. I never venture there unless visitng a friend or going to the sardine bar. The crime and litter in the area just puts me off too much and it's not rich with amenities. Again this is personal opinion and I don't want to offend anyone.

If you can look elsewhere..there are so many other neighborhoods to consider.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:16 AM
 
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Thanks, guys! We did manage to get some appointments for houses east of Broad so hopefully one of those will pan out.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:09 AM
 
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Good luck!
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:27 PM
 
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Hello all. I realize this thread is a year old but I have found a couple of rentals near the Gerard Estates neighborhood that look fine to me, most recent one is W Ritner about a block from Broad, halfway between Oregon and Snyder. Also looking at Germantown north, Wayne Avenue, Green Street, Tulpehocken. Also looking at East Passyunk, but so far I haven't found anything I can afford .
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Old 09-07-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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Hello all. I realize this thread is a year old but I have found a couple of rentals near the Gerard Estates neighborhood that look fine to me, most recent one is W Ritner about a block from Broad, halfway between Oregon and Snyder. Also looking at Germantown north, Wayne Avenue, Green Street, Tulpehocken. Also looking at East Passyunk, but so far I haven't found anything I can afford .
Consider Clark Park area maybe.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:21 AM
 
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Consider Clark Park area maybe.
Actually, I have been, Clark and Cedar Park areas. I know you live in the Clark Park area. On Google maps at least, it looks kind of isolated, not unlike the parts of Germantown I'm looking at. I'm trying to avoid having to get in my car to get a cup of coffee or a bottle of milk and riding my bike isn't going to work in the winter Thoughts?
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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Actually, I have been, Clark and Cedar Park areas. I know you live in the Clark Park area. On Google maps at least, it looks kind of isolated, not unlike the parts of Germantown I'm looking at. I'm trying to avoid having to get in my car to get a cup of coffee or a bottle of milk and riding my bike isn't going to work in the winter Thoughts?

Actually, I don't live in the Clark Park area, but thanks anyway! haha. Do I know you?

There 13 trolley and probably a few other trolleys run through Clark Park, and you could always consider a Lyft. Green Line Café decorates parts of Univ City district and you could get coffee there or at Dunkin Donuts, and the Mariposa co-op would have milk if you don't mind getting it from a co-op.

Clark Park is slightly isolated, but not so much like Cedar Park and much of Germantown. Compared to the three, I think Clark Park personally.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:32 PM
 
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Actually, I don't live in the Clark Park area, but thanks anyway! haha. Do I know you?

There 13 trolley and probably a few other trolleys run through Clark Park, and you could always consider a Lyft. Green Line Café decorates parts of Univ City district and you could get coffee there or at Dunkin Donuts, and the Mariposa co-op would have milk if you don't mind getting it from a co-op.

Clark Park is slightly isolated, but not so much like Cedar Park and much of Germantown. Compared to the three, I think Clark Park personally.
Sorry I got you mixed up with someone else. I didn't mean literally a cup of coffee . Thanks for the info.
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