U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-03-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
5,296 posts, read 5,393,875 times
Reputation: 1031

Advertisements

That's all well and good if you're part of the 'rich' they speak of,but not everyone is born into that and will have to deal with the everyday realities of the city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-03-2008, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
4,910 posts, read 12,771,485 times
Reputation: 2635
That's a defeatist attitude. Its not surprising at all that you have such a negative outlook. How is the new relocation search going?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
5,296 posts, read 5,393,875 times
Reputation: 1031
'Negative' to you. Real to me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
5,296 posts, read 5,393,875 times
Reputation: 1031
Edited to remove remark responding to deleted post

Actually do not try and equate me with the 'self-loathing' type attitude that this city is known for. I'm not from here and am trying hard not to let any of it 'get on me'
What I do loathe is actually not myself but most things around me at this point in time.

Last edited by toobusytoday; 08-03-2008 at 06:16 PM.. Reason: response refers to deleted post
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2008, 06:20 PM
 
12,767 posts, read 28,906,844 times
Reputation: 7341
Hey, anyone happen to notice that the OP has left the building? The last post by him on any city-data forum was on the Las Vegas forum asking what it would be like to live there. Was it something we said??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
5,296 posts, read 5,393,875 times
Reputation: 1031
Most likely he got an idea of what it's really like here in candyland
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: West Mount Airy
160 posts, read 740,559 times
Reputation: 47
I must say that despite the negative comments, which I personally have not experienced, Philadelphia is a wonderful city to live in. If the cost of living is high, it is nothing compared to DC,NYC or LA. You are able to find a nice condo in CC for the price of 325-500K which is much less than Manhatten or LA. You may even be able to find one for less due to the current market situation, and depending on the exact location you want. There is crime, but with a large city, I don't know how this would be avoided. I am a registered nurse and the amount of job opportunities here are endless. I don't know what the state average is for real estate taxes, but my parents are the only people I know paying extremely high taxes(12K/year). This has a lot to do with their area and their home. In the city, taxes can range from $700 to $3500 depending on location. In the suburbs, for a nice 250-400K home(and you CAN find a very nice home for 300K) the taxes are about 2800-5000K. This is relatively normal in montgomery county. Not too familiary with delaware county, though I think the taxes are slightly higher. The schools in Philly are not great, and I don't personally have plans to send my kids to public schools in philly, but there are plenty of private schools, and depending on where you live in Philadephia you may be ok with sending your kid to public schools. On the other hand, the outskrits of Philly have great schools, many in the top 50 in the state.
Traffic isn't great, but NOTHING compared to LA,NYC and Boston. It is very easy to maneuver the streets and find your way around the city, which is not so in some others. I've never had a problem with the airport, but I've had nightmares at JFK and LaGuardia airports. It is humid in the summer, but much better than Florida. To conclude the city isn't perfect, BUT I have made great friends, there is great food and diversity and opportunity if you are motivated and have a positive attitude. It's a shame that a few rude people or bad experiences for some people can color an entire city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
1,740 posts, read 3,918,553 times
Reputation: 828
The last administration nearly killed Philly. Alot of talk, back-slapping and waste of taxpayers dollars. Let's hope Nutter isn't another Street.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2008, 01:24 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
5,296 posts, read 5,393,875 times
Reputation: 1031
Quote:
Originally Posted by lititzman2003 View Post
The last administration nearly killed Philly. Alot of talk, back-slapping and waste of taxpayers dollars. Let's hope Nutter isn't another Street.
Right,it's like Philly is a mini-u.s. but instead of Bush it was Street.
You can tell Nutter looks more responsible,but it takes a pretty tough cookie to run Philly. I heard Philly hasn't been in line since Mayor Rizzo in the 70s.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2008, 03:37 PM
 
1,030 posts, read 3,061,428 times
Reputation: 968
Friendly people (from what I've read)

NEGATIVE!

Sorry. You were right on everything else, though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top