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Old 12-17-2006, 04:28 PM
 
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As a teenage Delawarean looking for somehwere to live in about 2 years, I was wondering about Philly. They have MANY homes (3 story, rowhome type things) for like 80-120k. How do I know which areas are seedy or not? Do the homes that are good tend to LOOK good, or is that not it?

Is it a good idea to live in Philly vs Delaware? Cheap taxes? What are some other precautions, etc?
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:24 PM
 
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Little add on: to make it easier, can anyone just tell me the "safest" zip codes in Philly?
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:24 PM
 
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Since you are a teenager, I assume you are still in high school? Please let us know what your plans are when you move to the city? College, work? If work, doing what? Good areas for someone your age would be center city, including center city west. Queen Village, Bella Vista, Olde City, or University City. But please provide more details.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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As a teenage Delawarean looking for somehwere to live in about 2 years, I was wondering about Philly. They have MANY homes (3 story, rowhome type things) for like 80-120k. How do I know which areas are seedy or not? Do the homes that are good tend to LOOK good, or is that not it?

Is it a good idea to live in Philly vs Delaware? Cheap taxes? What are some other precautions, etc?
If you're looking at houses costing 80-120K, you're looking at a seedy area. If you want to live in a nice area, be prepared to pay over 200K for a home. Best zips are: 19127, 19128, 19129, 19118, 19119, anything in Center City and the far Northeast (near Bensalem). These places have less crime than the rest of Philly. As for cheap taxes, not in Philly. If the wage tax doesn't drain you dry, the newly assessed property taxes will. Your best bet is the surrounding 'burbs. There are better job opportunities out there also.
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:48 PM
 
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So, what burb cities would be good?

I haven't decided on college yet...sorry...just looking at various options for places to live. As for a career, I probably am going to be a pastry chef, a hairstylist, or maybe a real estate agent--those are some things I'm considering. The 1st one is most likely.

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Old 12-18-2006, 02:21 PM
 
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Don't move to Philly if you absolutely don't have to. It's overpriced and crime ridden. If you're going to college,maybe the University area.
But I live in Philly and it seems that Delaware is probably the nearest area that's reasonable. I wish I could trade with you.
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Don't move to Philly if you absolutely don't have to. It's overpriced and crime ridden. If you're going to college,maybe the University area.
But I live in Philly and it seems that Delaware is probably the nearest area that's reasonable. I wish I could trade with you.
Wah wah wah. Have you ever made it outside your little section of Philadelphia? Sounds like you have it bad. Are you living in one of the ghettoes?
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:20 PM
 
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Wah wah wah. Have you ever made it outside your little section of Philadelphia? Sounds like you have it bad. Are you living in one of the ghettoes?
Well I see I have a natural adversary here who again rubs me wrong. Your profile doesn't say much,but you must be a local.
As a matter of fact I do live in a ghetto,south Philthy to be exact.
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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Default the 'burbs

Try Conshohocken. It's a nice place to live; my sister-in-law has a home there. She says it's a great place to raise a family (of course you're a little young to be worrying about that). There are job opportunities, taxes aren't as high as in Philly, and it's much safer. And it's close enough to Philly if you still want to visit. The only problem is the price of houses (about 200k+); but you get what you pay for.
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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Well I see I have a natural adversary here who again rubs me wrong. Your profile doesn't say much,but you must be a local.
As a matter of fact I do live in a ghetto,south Philthy to be exact.
If I remember correctly, he/she lives in the nicer part of Chester County. Only comes to the nicer parts of Philly to visit. Where do you live in south philly that it's a ghetto? My grandmother lived at 4th & dickinson. I still have some family that lives near there (the ones that didn't move off to S. Jersey).
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