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Old 09-28-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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To help the members of the Philly forum guide you more quickly towards a compatible neighborhood and lifestyle, here are "just a few" starter questions to choose from.

(Thanks to solibs for "borrowing" this from another forum.)

Please copy and paste the following questions and add your answers:

When are you moving?
Where are you coming from?
Why are you moving?
Where will you be working?
Have you been here yet?

Will you buy or rent?
If buying, are you looking for a house or a condo? How much can you spend?
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend?
Do you prefer hi-rise or walk up?

Do you have a preference of living in a NJ or PA suburb?
(If you answered NJ - post your answers here: //www.city-data.com/forum/new-j...-philadelphia/)

Are you married or single? Do you have children?
Do you prefer public or private schools?
Do you have pets?
Do you want or need a yard?
Are you keeping a car?
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet?

What do you want to be closest to?
Work
Shopping
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.)
Nightlife
Train or subway stations

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood?

Favorite Beverage - Craft Beer, wine, water?

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Information

Map of where people are moving to and from http://www.forbes.com/special-report...migration.html

Neighborhood maps of Philadelphia, Thanks to Summersm343 - //www.city-data.com/forum/phila...rhood-map.html

Crime map: http://spotcrime.com/pa

tourist/historic site map: http://www.polishamericancenter.org/Map.htm

Rental information: http://www.4wallsinphilly.com/ http://www.padmapper.com/ http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/

Compare Schools: http://paschoolperformance.org/
http://www.schooldigger.com/go/PA/search.aspx and http://paschoolperformance.org/SelectCounty

Racial demographics for US: http://demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/

Tax calculator: https://smartasset.com/taxes/pennsyl...tax-calculator

Chester County tax comparison https://www.chesco.org/DocumentCente...ty_muni?bidId=

Delaware county tax comparison table https://www.delcopa.gov/treasurer/forms/TaxRate.pdf

Montgomery County tax comparison https://www.montcopa.org/622/County-...-Millage-Rates


Income information for Northeastern Philadelphia suburbs, up to and including most of the Lehigh Valley: http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworl...htmlstory.html
School tax info - http://www.openpagov.org/school_taxes/sdefault.asp

Fun things to do on the weekend within an hour or so of Philadelphia: //www.city-data.com/forum/phila...adventure.html

Cheese-Steak talk and questions: //www.city-data.com/forum/phila...hread-all.html

Walkable Philadelphia: Link to thread - //www.city-data.com/forum/phila...ghorhoods.html

Hiking within an hour of Philly: //www.city-data.com/forum/phila...-philly-2.html

Farm Fresh meats and produce: http://www.eatwild.com/products/pennsylvania.html and Pick-Your-Own (PYO) fruits and veggies http://www.pickyourown.org/PA.htm Farmers markets: http://www.localfarmmarkets.org/PAfarmmarkets.php

Family Friendly towns near Philly: //www.city-data.com/forum/phila...wn-philly.html
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Last edited by toobusytoday; 03-21-2019 at 06:48 AM.. Reason: added map

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