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Old 12-01-2006, 02:30 PM
 
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I am not a fan of Philadelphia or Pa, but having lived in Philadelphia for the last 6 years(university city, chestnut hill and cc) i can say that Chestnut Hill is by far the most open minded, comfortable, diverse minded area with the only good public school in the city(Jenks elementary).

the neighborhood is really like an old english town with the best shopping district-independent, churches, library, restaurants. Very dog friendly and Interracial family friendly. Excellent mixture of homes, apartments, and mansions.

Awesome parks for picnic and the dogs, as well as the hiking trails and horseback riding trails.

cafes, groceries, walkable, kind people, great commuter area, kind people--it is still in teh city and I am a black man who gets asked when i am walking to catch my train to work in the morning, by whites(women and men) if I would like a ride and they dont know me. try that in the city with most liberal of people and they will laugh.
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:06 PM
 
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I am sorry you are not a fan of PA or Philly. I agree that Chestnut Hill (and West Mt Airy) is a great neighborhood. Center City is also a wonderful place to live.
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:13 PM
 
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i live in CC now, the people arent nice but the conveniences are good. Very dirty though here in Society Hill
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:42 PM
 
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Chestnut Hill is a great great neighborhood but its not head an shoulders above anything else in Pa. far from it.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:27 AM
 
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sure Chestnut hill may not be the best in the state of PA(pennsylvania) but in the CITY of Philadelphia, its the best neighborhood there is.
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:35 AM
 
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Moving to Philladelphia, Chestnut Hill was the only place where I felt remotely comfortable. It is a very nice area, however, a few mins one direction and you best wear armor. Overall, however, if you HAD to live in the city CH is a good choice.
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:40 AM
 
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Moving to Philladelphia, Chestnut Hill was the only place where I felt remotely comfortable. It is a very nice area, however, a few mins one direction and you best wear armor. Overall, however, if you HAD to live in the city CH is a good choice.
It's great to live in center city as well.
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:00 PM
 
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i live in CC and its nothing to brag about--lots of trash, not very nice people, crime, and very very rude.

you'd be better off in Chestnut Hill
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:06 PM
 
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The Art Museum area is very nice too. There really are some great neighborhoods and people in Philly.
"the neighborhood is really like an old english town with the best shopping district-independent, churches, library, restaurants" - What a great description Carolinajack!
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:40 PM
 
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thats what Houston did in designing Chestnut Hill--and the reason on the mainline they changed the names to Welsh names like Bryn Mawr.

I do love CH, cant say i like many other areas-except society hill, though the people are very nice.
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