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Old 08-02-2010, 11:05 PM
 
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I lived there for a little while as a kid and visit every year. Generally decent place to live and great place to visit.

I'd love to live there if I got the chance, place has got tons of character and isn't exorbantly expensive like the rest of teh Northeast Corridor.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I live in Queen Village and love it, even though I'm looking to move. I'm ready for a change.
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:24 PM
 
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Do I love Philly? I liked it enough in several of my trips here that I finally moved here from Dallas, Texas.

So yeah, I like it a lot. So far, it's lived up to my expectations, or perhaps better than that. I was warned about all the rude people I am likely to run into wherever I go in Philly. That hasn't happened yet and have only met friendly, courteous people. Perhaps it's because I'm friendly and courteous myself? I don't know.
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:04 PM
 
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Best city in the US, next best thing to London or Paris in this country I should like to think.
That's quite a pill to swallow...did something happen to NYC, San Francisco, DC, Boston or Chicago? (I'd list others but let's start with those five).
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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City of Brotherly Love? No way. If you did not grow up here, don't move here. You will not assimilate because the citizens are phony, passive, and most of all, show no remorse for their actions and expect you to understand that. It is NOT cosmopolitan, there is NO culture (I get mine form Amish yogurt), and it is as corrupt as can be. Run.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Philly
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That's quite a pill to swallow...did something happen to NYC, San Francisco, DC, Boston or Chicago? (I'd list others but let's start with those five).
Philly is better in many ways than DC, Boston, and Chicago. NYC...well, it's not just in a league of its own but also a very different lifestyle than any other place.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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Yes, love it!
Having said that, where you live is everything. I would only want to live in Center City or Chestnut Hill..... or maybe the Art Museum.

I really do think it's a great city - one of the best in the US. I probably like Boston a little better, but it's so much more expensive that it's hard to compare. We can afford to live in the best area in Philly, but could only afford something 'ok' in Boston. So it's not the same.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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I love Philly, but I just read over most of this thread and boy do my eyes hurt from all the rolling.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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City of Brotherly Love? No way. If you did not grow up here, don't move here. You will not assimilate because the citizens are phony, passive, and most of all, show no remorse for their actions and expect you to understand that. It is NOT cosmopolitan, there is NO culture (I get mine form Amish yogurt), and it is as corrupt as can be. Run.
I didn't grow up here. I moved here in the summer. I love it!

Sorry about your experience!
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Used to love it.. Then we fell out of love and moved out... Wished it stayed as good as it was 20 years ago..
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