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Old 05-31-2008, 10:54 AM
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Doing research for a friend who is looking at places in Philly. We have heard mixed reviews of the Mayfair neighborhood in NE Philly and wanted to get people's views on the quality of life and safety.

In particular, there is an area on the north border of N. Cedar Hill Cemetery bordered by Bustleton/Roosevelt on the west, Harbison on the north and Frankford on the East - its a bit of a triangle.

See http://tinyurl.com/5e8x27 for map

Thanks in advance for your views.


Last edited by Damiel; 05-31-2008 at 11:13 AM.. Reason: added Map
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:27 PM
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Mayfair is one of those working-class neighborhoods of Philadelphia. It is actually pleasantly close to Frankford terminal, with easy access right into center city on SEPTA. If you have a car, parking generally is never a problem in NE Phila, unlike center city. Frankford Ave. has a lot of businesses, shops, bars and stuff for things to do.

Most of the architecture is standard 1940's rowhomes with tiny front lawns and such, but many families have lived here since then and great, true Philadelphians.

Mayfair is a transitioning neighborhood like most neighborhoods...but if you don't hang out on a street corner at night, or hang with the wrong crowds, you will be safe.

I recommend searching all over that area, look at wissingnoming or holmesburg if you want an older feel for a neighborhood.

Overall, Mayfair is a true, native Philadelphian neighborhood. It is a neighborhood without all the yuppies and out-of-towners. I believe it has a good representation of the sampling of responsible Philadelphians that exist in this city.
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