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Old 02-09-2007, 09:23 AM
 
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I love

Chestnut Hill

The Wissahickon trails

The restaurants

the Art Museum

the constitution center
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:28 AM
 
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scranton,

my job is to make the city better by helping to house the massive amounts of homeless people on the streets of Philly, but if you have been only to the tourist areas you do not know that the city is at the top of the chain for murders, homelessness, poverty, bad educational systems.

I agree with you a lil bit, but living here and trying to make a difference is very very hard. change is very hard to come by when many dont want to change. but I am trying, i was called to work here with the poor, so I cant leave until my time is up.
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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I love

Chestnut Hill

The Wissahickon trails

The restaurants

the Art Museum

the constitution center
Carolinajack,
I have to agree with you about Chestnut Hill and Wissahickon Trails. Beautiful spots. We do have alot of restaurants for every different taste. I've never been to the Art Museum or the Constitution Center; I'll have to get there during this lifetime. But I also recommend the Franklin Institute and the Zoo (even though they lost their elephants. they are making big improvements there). The colleges and universities are top-notch also. And nobody is more passionate or knowledgeable about sports than Philly fans (minus a few bad apples here and there).
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:34 AM
 
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joyce,

thanks. I havent gone to the franklin institute yet, but I will. The art museum is top notch, just as the Barnes Foundations collection. I didnt care for the zoo, but found the free zoo in cape may to be awesome.

Having 2 Ikeas is great, and being near Bucks county and Amish country is great too.
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:51 AM
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Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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joyce,

thanks. I havent gone to the franklin institute yet, but I will. The art museum is top notch, just as the Barnes Foundations collection. I didnt care for the zoo, but found the free zoo in cape may to be awesome.

Having 2 Ikeas is great, and being near Bucks county and Amish country is great too.
What's an Ikeas?
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:07 PM
 
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Ikea is the great Swedish home furnishing stores. 1 in central NJ, 2 in SE PA, 1 in Long Island, I in Maryland

www.ikea.com
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:13 PM
 
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also, since I live in Center City Philadelphia, though I used to live in Chestnut Hill, I definitely like that Philadelphia is named one of the best and most bikeable cities. I can bike commute to work and shopping and dont have to use my auto while in the city.

so there ya go, another positive from an outsider living in Philly


oh yeah and Geno's steaks, the Ethopian restaurants, the ICA, the history--though the locals dont seem to be into it, and gourmet food stores
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:01 PM
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Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Ikea is the great Swedish home furnishing stores. 1 in central NJ, 2 in SE PA, 1 in Long Island, I in Maryland

www.ikea.com

Wow! I just did some online research for the company, and I guess we in Scranton are hicks if we still don't have an Ikea here yet! We can support ten Lowe's/Home Depots, yet we can't support one Ikea? With all of the recent investment interest from New Yorkers, I find that astonishing!
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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1. The largest urban park(fairmount Park) in the usa. I like the fact that I can jump on a mountain bike trail in center city(3rd biggest downtown in the usa) and go through terrain that looks like the middle of Vermont and end up in Valley Forge a couple hours later on the same trail.



2.I like the fact that there are 475 restaurants and bars in Center City( 3 sq. miles)

3.Top 3 architectural cities in the usa
4.Top 5 cultural cities in the usa.
5.Top 3 educational cities in the usa.
6. Top 5 cities in the usa for restaurants.
7. Top 5 walkable cities in the usa.
8. Top 2 historical cities in the usa

9. Old City was named the most vibrant nightlife scene on the east coast behind Manhattan and South Beach. Per National Geographic Travel magazine.

10.Center City is arguably the best 100,000 person neighborhood in the entire country.Rittenhouse Square being the focal point.

11. University City was recently named one of the top 3 urban revival neighborhoods in the world by a European civic association.

12. Currently $5 billion dollars worth of developments going on between Center City and University City.

13. Awesome nightlife in Manayunk.

14. Chestnut Hill, east Falls, West Mt. Airy would be neighborhoods that any city in the world would like to call their own.

15. Incredible sports venues including The Linc, Citizens Bank Park, Wachovia Center, Palestra, Franklin Field.

16. Ben Franklin Parkway.


I agree Philadlephia has serious issues dealing with the lower class getting left behind but for people to just continually smear the city as a whole is perplexing. There has to be a personal agenda. Its a great city to visit and there are many many great neighborhoods to live.
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:54 AM
 
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I live in and love Center City and don't forget about the Reading Terminal Market.

http://readingterminalmarket.org/
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