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Old Yesterday, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Real estate prices in general are going crazy again almost everywhere. It makes me think there is another bubble coming.
Kinda like the people who look at the current state of the economy as a whole and have this feeling there's another recession coming.

There is one difference between right now and 2007, to pick a year at random (not really): The bankers still aren't handing out mortgages like candy, so the foundation of this market is probably more solid.

But I too wonder how long this can go on, for there are signs of strain on a number of fronts, affordability being the biggest one.

FTR: Fairmount Avenue is Francisville's southern border. South of it, you're in Spring Garden.

Another data point FWIW: 10 or 15 years ago, I think most Philadelphians couldn't point out Francisville on a map. Now many more can. (It helps that many of the streets in that neighborhood form a grid that aligns with Ridge Avenue rather than the city grid.) kyb01 gave you good advice, but on the whole, the neighborhood is probably safer now than parts of it look.
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Old Yesterday, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Real estate prices in general are going crazy again almost everywhere. It makes me think there is another bubble coming.
I think the tight supply has a lot to do with it.
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Old Yesterday, 04:17 PM
 
Location: The City of Brotherly Love
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How has your experience been there? Thinking of moving into that neighborhood (with dogs too). Thanks!
I moved to Francisville from Cedar Park (West Philly) last July. I absolutely love the neighborhood! Fairmount Avenue is very lively, a healthy portion of the housing stock is new and affordable (at least for me), Ridge Avenue is teeming with new construction, and I think that it’s a great place to live overall. I live in the northeastern section of the neighborhood, near Broad and Girard. While my section of the neighborhood is a little less lively (only due to the lots that haven’t been filled in on 15th Street, along with the auto-centric pieces of garbage that sit atop prime developable lots at Broad and Girard), I’ve never had an issue. My girlfriend also hasn’t, which makes me feel great!

Speaking of her, my girlfriend and I will be moving in together this summer. Francisville is our top neighborhood (probably closer to Fairmount or Ridge this time), along with Spruce Hill and Cedar Park in West Philly. Depending on how the search goes, we may be around the neighborhood for the foreseeable future!
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Old Today, 08:49 AM
 
Location: West Philly
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Francisville is completely safe. I lived on 17th and Thompson on and off in between school at ccp/KU. the neighborhood has made tremendous strides. I have seen first hand the change and a lot of characters and shady blocks disappear. You will be fine and that is one of the best locations t live within in the city in imo.
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Old Today, 10:40 AM
 
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Francisville is completely safe. I lived on 17th and Thompson on and off in between school at ccp/KU. the neighborhood has made tremendous strides. I have seen first hand the change and a lot of characters and shady blocks disappear. You will be fine and that is one of the best locations t live within in the city in imo.
"Completely safe" is an overstatement when you're talking about a major city. There was that community activist guy who was gunned down randomly right around Francisville/Spring Garden a couple years ago, but I agree in general, Francisville is a nice neighborhood and not a relatively dangerous place to live in Philadelphia.
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Old Today, 11:15 AM
 
Location: West Philly
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Obviously there is crime, its a city. If you worry about crime in a place like Francisville in 2020, imo the city isn't for you.
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Old Today, 12:14 PM
 
Location: The City of Brotherly Love
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Obviously there is crime, its a city. If you worry about crime in a place like Francisville in 2020, imo the city isn't for you.
This is even true for the southern parts of Cecil B. Moore/Templetown. The section of the neighborhood between Broad, Ridge, Master, and Girard is filling up with new construction that seems not to be geared towards Temple students, especially west of 17th Street. There used to be absolutely nothing on the 1800 blocks of Ingersoll and Seybert Streets as recently as 2017. I was there a few months ago and both streets are nearly full of new construction condos. There isn’t too much of a difference between living in Francisville and the southern end of Cecil B. Moore anymore, aside from retail options due to the distance from Fairmount Avenue; however, this will chance once all the new commercial spots along Ridge Avenue begin to fill in.
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