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Old 12-28-2006, 04:08 PM
 
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Is fishtown much better than the border of fairmount/brewerytown?
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:16 PM
 
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I don't know too much about Fairmount (besides that I heard it wasn't too good), and I don't know anything about Breweytown. I know that I hung in Fishtown when I was younger, and it wasn't too nice then.
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:57 PM
 
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Fairmount around the Art Museum is a very nice area.
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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Fairmount and Brewerytown have been built up and gentrified the past 10 years. If you can't afford Center City but want to live close by, this is your neighborhood. Fishtown and Kensington are the next "hot" neighborhoods. Alot of investors are buying up those old homes and remodeling them, then reselling them at top dollar. You're fairly safe moving into Fairmount/Brewerytown. Fishtown/Kensington still have some bad spots so watch where you settle. I also want to add that a good place to ask this question is phillyblog.com (can I put this on here?). That site deals with everything Philly.

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Old 01-08-2007, 02:07 AM
 
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Fairmount and Brewerytown have been built up and gentrified the past 10 years. If you can't afford Center City but want to live close by, this is your neighborhood. Fishtown and Kensington are the next "hot" neighborhoods. Alot of investors are buying up those old homes and remodeling them, then reselling them at top dollar. You're fairly safe moving into Fairmount/Brewerytown. Fishtown/Kensington still have some bad spots so watch where you settle. I also want to add that a good place to ask this question is phillyblog.com (can I put this on here?). That site deals with everything Philly.
Fairmount and Brewerytown shouldn't be lumped together when making these statements. I don't know if you've ever been there, but the vast majority of Brewerytown is still a very poor neighborhood with a violent crime rate that's higher than any part of Fishtown. The gentrification in Fairmount is spreading north, yes, but to say that somebody's "fairly safe" moving to Brewerytown is whoafully inaccurate.

The border between Fairmount and Brewerytown seems to have about the same amount of gun activity as the borders between Fishtown and Kensington, according to the Inquirer shooting maps. The best advantage of Fishtown/Kenzo is better transit access to Center City-- the Frankford El.
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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Fairmount and Brewerytown shouldn't be lumped together when making these statements. I don't know if you've ever been there, but the vast majority of Brewerytown is still a very poor neighborhood with a violent crime rate that's higher than any part of Fishtown. The gentrification in Fairmount is spreading north, yes, but to say that somebody's "fairly safe" moving to Brewerytown is whoafully inaccurate.

The border between Fairmount and Brewerytown seems to have about the same amount of gun activity as the borders between Fishtown and Kensington, according to the Inquirer shooting maps. The best advantage of Fishtown/Kenzo is better transit access to Center City-- the Frankford El.
I'm sorry. I didn't realize this person meant the bordering area. No, I wouldn't recommend all parts of B-town. But it does have built-up areas that house a better class of citizens. You would have to do your homework and visit to find the nicer sections. Same can be said for the Fishtown/Kensington area. I have family and friends that live in Kensington and Port Richmond. They say change is coming, but slowly. They are still dealing with crime and violence in their neighborhoods.
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