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Old 02-17-2007, 11:25 PM
 
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I 've decided to attend Temple Univ. for graduate school. I know the school itself is in a very bad area. I want to know where is a good place to live while I'm in school. Somewhere safe and still convenient to classes. I can bring a car to school but if I can find a way to do without it then I'd prefer not to bring my car. Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 02-18-2007, 02:27 AM
 
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Center City - you can take the Broad Street Subway (about a 10 minute ride). There are also good parts of South Philly - again using the Broad Street subway to get to campus (about 20 minutes).
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:43 PM
 
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Just to backup newmarlig, Center City or University City would be your best bet. Very vibrant, tons of great restaurants/bars, cafes and things to do. Museums,parks, concerts, plays etc..
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:47 PM
 
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Just to backup newmarlig, Center City or University City would be your best bet. Very vibrant, tons of great restaurants/bars, cafes and things to do. Museums,parks, concerts, plays etc..
I also agree with University City - you could take either the subway surface car or the Frankford El and transfer to the Broad Street Subway. That would only take a few minutes. You key is finding a place convenient to the Broad Street subway, which would be your transportation to Temple.
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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I know the school itself is in a very bad area. I want to know where is a good place to live while I'm in school. Somewhere safe and still convenient to classes.
It can't be that bad!

My aunt and uncle live on Kutztown Road in Temple! I love their house!

From looking at the map, it appears their house is farther towards Reading on Kutztown Road (because the rail road tracks are on the other side of the creek running behind their house).

They have two rental units on their property. My cousins have all taken turns staying in them. I'm not sure if the units are available, but I could ask them if you'd like.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:25 PM
 
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It can't be that bad!

My aunt and uncle live on Kutztown Road in Temple! I love their house!

From looking at the map, it appears their house is farther towards Reading on Kutztown Road (because the rail road tracks are on the other side of the creek running behind their house).

They have two rental units on their property. My cousins have all taken turns staying in them. I'm not sure if the units are available, but I could ask them if you'd like.

Hopes - the OP was talking about Temple University in Philly. It is a good school, but not in the best neighborhood. He/She was not talking about Temple, PA.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:47 PM
 
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Hopes - the OP was talking about Temple University in Philly. It is a good school, but not in the best neighborhood. He/She was not talking about Temple, PA.
Too funny! He/she can still live at my aunt's house! But I'm sure it will be a terrible commute!
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:53 PM
 
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I agree with the above posts, all good places to live. Easy access to the El and Broad St. subway is a must. But don't right off the Temple U. area completely. I think it's reputation is always a little worse than it actually is. I lived on campus for 2 years as an undergrad, loved it, no problems.
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