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Old 06-06-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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My friend sent me to this sight with survey questions to help other thread viewers guide me towards my future location.



When are you moving?- As soon as possible.
Where are you coming from?- Southern Delaware County, near Chester
Why are you moving?- Both personal reasons and to find work.
Where will you be working?- Recent graduate, still looking for work.
Have you been here yet?- Yes, but not all neighborhoods.

Will you buy or rent?- Renting
If buying, are you looking for a house or a condo? How much can you spend?
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend?
Do you prefer hi-rise or walk up?- I am looking for an apartment costing about 500 to 700 per month, though I am open to a higher cost. Either hi-rise or walkup is fine.

Do you have a preference of living in a NJ or PA suburb?- NJ is a no; with PA an adjacent county is fine, but Philadelphia is preferred.


Are you married or single? Do you have children? I am single currently, but engaged. My fiancé is waiting to have her visa approved, and when she comes, I will marry her and adopt her daughter.
Do you prefer public or private schools? Neither, our daughter will be homeschooled or have an online school.
Do you have pets? Yes, I will bring my cat with me, and I would like to find a place with at least a 2 pet/cat policy.
Do you want or need a yard?-Nope
Are you keeping a car? Short-term no- long-term, yes
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? Doesn't matter.

What do you want to be closest to?
Work
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.)
Train or subway stations-

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood?

Coke or Pepsi? - Pepsi in general, unless there is Mexican Coke or Coke Life.

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Old 06-06-2017, 02:03 PM
 
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Well your budget is very low. You could probably find studios in that range south of Snyder or somewhere else in south philly. I would avoid looking in grays ferry.

Something like this: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1...96825534_zpid/

Also I hope you are aware you need to put down about 3 months worth of rent the moment you sign.
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Old 06-06-2017, 02:38 PM
 
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Yes, I know about the 3 month rule. I would like to be able to pay upfront, since I am a recent graduate looking for work. Some places require work verification, but I am still in the process of that.


I checked out the link, and South Philly wasn't quite what I thought of. Do you know any good North Philly leads?
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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dirtypirate, why would you avoid looking in Grays Ferry? Is it because of the area's safety, or does it tend to be too expensive rent-wise?
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Grays Ferry is hood. By the way, this is a helpful map - don't know how scientific it is, but directionaly accurate:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...75.118135&z=11
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Old 06-08-2017, 05:28 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Originally Posted by Angus215 View Post
Grays Ferry is hood. By the way, this is a helpful map - don't know how scientific it is, but directionaly accurate:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...75.118135&z=11
There's a lot of outdated notions in that map, especially in South Philly.
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Old 06-08-2017, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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There's a lot of outdated notions in that map, especially in South Philly.
Yeah, I don't know if it's ever updated or what. So, there may be areas where gentrification has expanded but aren't reflected on there. Like I said though, directionally accurate and a helpful resource for someone who is unfamiliar with the city.
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