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Old 08-18-2018, 11:40 AM
 
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I grew up very isolated and not being able to socialize well. Even when I've gotten better, I haven't cliqued well. Ironically, this has made me less interested in going to "specific areas" per se. I try to go to "any" area as long as I have a purpose. If there is a convention somewhere, a concert indie or not, some nerdy type event, a casual hike with a group I'm interested in, an escape room, some interesting food dive or 'dive', some chess gathering, I might be there.

I don't like people who purposely keep themselves insulated in the city or insulated outside the city only even when they do have the money, time, and energy. I think it's good to be open to exposing yourself to as many different things out there as possible.

Doing ride sharing has made me even more familiar with the places around as well.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:43 AM
 
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Everyone's is so free and unencumbered. No one has a family? That certainly impacts where and when you go to certain places.
Yeah, I am now(free and unencumbered). I did elder care for 16 years for my mom. It's something I volunteered to do. Did it impact what I did and where I went? Yes, absolutely.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:08 AM
 
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I live in South Philly and work in Center City. Most of my "play" time is also spent in Center City. I'd guess that 90% of my time in Philly is spent in those two parts of the city. I go to University City and the better parts of West Philly sometimes, and occasionally up to NoLibs and Fishtown area for some friends.

I don't think I've ever stepped foot into Southwest Philly (minus the airport), because why would I? Never really spent much time in North Philly outside the immediate confines of Temple, and there isn't much reason at all to go to the Northeast either. I've maybe been to the Northwest/Manayunk a handful of times as well, but again it's not my cup of tea. I've spent more time in New York this year then I have any neighborhood outside of Center City or South Philly.
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I live in South Philly and work in Center City. Most of my "play" time is also spent in Center City. I'd guess that 90% of my time in Philly is spent in those two parts of the city. I go to University City and the better parts of West Philly sometimes, and occasionally up to NoLibs and Fishtown area for some friends.

I don't think I've ever stepped foot into Southwest Philly (minus the airport), because why would I? Never really spent much time in North Philly outside the immediate confines of Temple, and there isn't much reason at all to go to the Northeast either. I've maybe been to the Northwest/Manayunk a handful of times as well, but again it's not my cup of tea. I've spent more time in New York this year then I have any neighborhood outside of Center City or South Philly.
It may not be your cup of tea either, but you should check out Chestnut Hill sometime. It's what Manayunk wants to be when it grows up.

But I do understand: from a city-center perspective, visting Chestnut Hill is sort of like visiting Ardmore, or Media, or Collingswood. One would have fun if they did, but "why should I travel when I'm already here?"
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:03 AM
 
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It may not be your cup of tea either, but you should check out Chestnut Hill sometime. It's what Manayunk wants to be when it grows up.

But I do understand: from a city-center perspective, visting Chestnut Hill is sort of like visiting Ardmore, or Media, or Collingswood. One would have fun if they did, but "why should I travel when I'm already here?"
I went to Chestnut Hill for the Harry Potter Fest a few years ago. It was quaint and very nice, but for me there isn't anything worth the long trip back up there for.
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:34 AM
 
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I live in South Philly and work in Center City. Most of my "play" time is also spent in Center City. I'd guess that 90% of my time in Philly is spent in those two parts of the city. I go to University City and the better parts of West Philly sometimes, and occasionally up to NoLibs and Fishtown area for some friends.

I don't think I've ever stepped foot into Southwest Philly (minus the airport), because why would I? Never really spent much time in North Philly outside the immediate confines of Temple, and there isn't much reason at all to go to the Northeast either. I've maybe been to the Northwest/Manayunk a handful of times as well, but again it's not my cup of tea. I've spent more time in New York this year then I have any neighborhood outside of Center City or South Philly.
Just curious. How do you define Center City? The traditional borders or Greater City borders? Parts of S. Philly and N. Philly get included in Greater Center City.
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:30 PM
 
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Just curious. How do you define Center City? The traditional borders or Greater City borders? Parts of S. Philly and N. Philly get included in Greater Center City.
South to Spring Garden, river to river. Below that is South Philly, and above it is North Philly. Greater Center City is too recently invented to mean much, and is mostly a marketing thing. I used to live in two South Philly neighborhoods that they included in "Greater CC" and it is distinctly different from any part of actual Center City.
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Old 09-09-2018, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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South to Spring Garden, river to river. Below that is South Philly, and above it is North Philly. Greater Center City is too recently invented to mean much, and is mostly a marketing thing. I used to live in two South Philly neighborhoods that they included in "Greater CC" and it is distinctly different from any part of actual Center City.
Believe it or not, the northern border of the 1682 town of Philadelphia - the traditonal boundary used to define "Center City" - is Vine Street on the north.

Yes, Holme's plan was not perfectly symmetrical in all directions. Above Vine Street were Northern Liberties District/Township and Spring Garden Township, respectively (NoLibs east of Broad, Spring Garden west of it).
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:46 PM
 
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It's kinda weird...in old city, everyone refers to Center City as anything from about broad Street to the schuylkill. Like "oh we went into Center City and met some friends at Parc."

Anyone else?
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:45 AM
 
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It's kinda weird...in old city, everyone refers to Center City as anything from about broad Street to the schuylkill. Like "oh we went into Center City and met some friends at Parc."

Anyone else?
So the entire eastern half of Center City isn't Center City? That makes no sense. Old City is simply a neighborhood within CC, not something unto itself.
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