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Old 03-27-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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I'm thinking about moving to philly, I'm looking for a reasonably priced neighborhood maybe in the $650 to $750 a month range ($800 tops). Is there anything out there that cheap? Without having to live in the ghetto. I'm interested mostly in downtown, but I doubt I'll find anything in that price range. Any help will be welcome. Thank You.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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Maybe Northeast Philly. Or right outside the city in Delaware County...Drexel Hill, Clifton Heights, Lansdowne...
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:59 PM
 
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Try Fishtown on craigslist.

Where'd you grow up in Wilkes-Barre?
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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Yep, Born and raised.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:24 AM
 
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GAR? You'll be O.K. in Fishtown.
Kingston? You must simply stay in Society Hill.
Coughlin/Plains? Maybe you better do a burb and take the train down.
Coughlin/W-B?Laurel Run? You might do O.K. in an older place in or around Old City.
Hanover? Definitely live in South Jersey and ride over.

Just trying to make you smile.

If you really want to live in the city to have the city life, post again. I'll find a way to get you to some places without violating advertising rules. You can go to craigslist classifieds: jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, events, forums and pick philadelphia, then apts . Scan down the list for places in Old City. E-mail the ones that have pictures and look nice, but are out of your price range. Tell them you're from Wilkes-Barre and are clueless, need help, and could they refer you to anyone with a non-advertised efficiency.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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W-B as Pat said try craigslist, you can find studios and 1 BR apts. in and around Center City/University City in your price range. You wont be living like a king but $750 in center city can at least get you in the door. You also may want to consider finding roomates to share costs for a much nicer place. There are alot of college students, medical students, newcomers looking to do the same thing.

Good luck
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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Craigslist has apartments in South Philly in your price range. Stay east of Broad Street and you will be safe. Very quick access into center city.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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GAR? You'll be O.K. in Fishtown.
Kingston? You must simply stay in Society Hill.
Coughlin/Plains? Maybe you better do a burb and take the train down.
Coughlin/W-B?Laurel Run? You might do O.K. in an older place in or around Old City.
Hanover? Definitely live in South Jersey and ride over.

Just trying to make you smile.

If you really want to live in the city to have the city life, post again. I'll find a way to get you to some places without violating advertising rules. You can go to craigslist classifieds: jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, events, forums and pick philadelphia, then apts . Scan down the list for places in Old City. E-mail the ones that have pictures and look nice, but are out of your price range. Tell them you're from Wilkes-Barre and are clueless, need help, and could they refer you to anyone with a non-advertised efficiency.
Hey, sounds like your a former Wilkes-Barrian! I was born and raised in East End and went to Coughlin. How about You? Anyway, I'm just sick of this area. I had a job where I traveled to philly 3 to 4 times a week, and I loved it. (Downtown philly anyway). I had to deliver packages to Hannaman and Thomas Jefferson Hospitals, and afterwards I'd go to Reading Market terminal for lunch or go to Penn's Landing, South street ect. I miss it, and I'm considering moving down there now. I'm a (blue collar) machinist by trade, and don't know what kind of work is avaliable down there, or what the salaries are like. I also used to drive taxi for about eight years, and was considering maybe driving cab in philly. My biggest concern is, can I get a decent apt. in a decent hood, in or close to downtown on the salary of a cab driver or machinist. How about Northern Liberties? are the rents reasonable? or even Univ. City (right across the schulkill, by the hospital) is that a decent hood?
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:19 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Fishtown/Port Richmond. It is Dan and Roseanne country all the way.
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:37 PM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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Can anyone give me details about fishtown? pros and cons?, crime stats compared to other philly hoods? ect.
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