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Old 02-19-2007, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Key Biscayne, FL
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Since OutaFL decided to go ahead and suggest a city 300 miles away from the area you want to move to, I figure I'll chime in here and suggest yet another destination even further away from Philly and almost as irrelavant as Pittsburgh is this discussion.

Fort Meyers, Florida! Yes, located on the gulf coast of sunny south Florida! A beautiful area where a nice condo can be had for around 200k. Golfing, beautiful beaches, warm weather year round, and world class golfing right in your backyard! The best part? Naples is a short drive down I-75, or you could take the scenic route down rt. 19 if you prefer.

LOL!!! Thanks for that Chinenjim!!

I think it's funny and kind of sad that that kind of house can be had in Philly for 250K. I live in Miami, and that kind of cash would not buy much. Apartment somewhere, sure. But a house? Doubtful.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:51 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Wow!!!!!!! A quarter million? Let me check what kind of upscale house thatll get a rich person with a huge budget:
If you prefer not to spend all your $250k budget and still want something nice, theres 600+ houses for under $50k and 2000+ for $50k to $100k Dont ask me about neighboorhoods, I have no idea. I only know theres good deals to be had and those $250k houses may be in really upscale neighboorhoods.

http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/trend/listings/large/029/4844164.jpg (broken link)
$100,000
5 Bed, 4 Bath
2,550 Sq. Ft.

I dont see anything wrong with that house and its much cheaper.
If you look closely you will see the boarded up window and what looks like a burned out or very "distressed" building next to it.

I AM from Phila and the houses you posted are NOT in upscale neighborhoods.

I know you are just trying to be helpful, but going to MLS listings and pulling up houses based on price can get someones hopes up that they can get something for "fantasy prices" and suggesting houses that 90% of the time end up being in very bad neighborhoods is doing more harm than good.

Garmin
as another posted suggested
fox chase
or areas in NE philly
you might be able to find something in the montgomery county area (Hatboro Abington)
If your budget can handle up to $325 you can look in Huntingdon Valley
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:41 AM
 
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I AM from Phila and the houses you posted are NOT in upscale neighborhoods.
That's why I said move to Pittsburgh!

I could tell just from looking at those pictures that they weren't in nice neighborhoods. You can get a lot of house for 250k in Pittsburgh, even in the suburbs.

That's why I was shocked when I saw those pictures Need_Affordable_Home posted. I would NEVER pay that kind of money for a run down duplex for goodness sake!
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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Can I get a home for 250k in a decent neighborhood in Philly? I am not concerned about schools. I just need it to be semi safe and have 2-3 bedrooms. I am thinking about transferring to Philly from upstate NY and want to live in the city.
Man looks like you are stuck in Upstate NY. You will not get much with your 250k buget in Pittsford NY let along Philly. Try Delaware which is 45 minutes away from Philly.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,MD Orlando,Fl
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Check this thread out://www.city-data.com/forum/phila...300k-area.html
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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You can get a heck of a nice home for $250k in the Philly burbs..
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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Great information! I have just given you a reputation point for your contribution!.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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This thread is six years old ...
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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Note that the OP started this thread over six years ago and has surely made their decision long before now.

In the spirit of the OP's intent, let's focus on city neighborhoods with attractive options of $250K or less.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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You can get a heck of a nice home for $250k in the Philly burbs..
Keep in mind this thread initially began before the bubble burst. Even so, I don't know if you can get a heck of a nice home in suburban Philadelphia, but there are definitely enough good-value bargains out there. As far as city neighborhoods go, I'm less certain. I'd think you'd still be limited to condos/townhouses/small row homes in the more desirable neighborhoods.
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