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Old 03-26-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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I was be moving to the Philadelphia area mid May after graduating school in Ohio. I am originally from the South Jersey area so I am somewhat familiar with this area. I am a 21 year old female and my roomate will be a 23 year old male. Our max rent is around $1000. I will hopefully be working on the naval shipyard. We are looking for a safe but fun area that is a easy commute to work. Was looking for suggestions on areas to live in. Ideally would love to live in center city so which neighborhoods would you suggest there? Also what about queens village/ bella vista? Also whats the opinion on northern liberties/fishtown. Am open for any other suggestions as well.

Also, what is the best way to look for apartments? I search craigslist about once a day but was wondering if there are any other places I should look...?

Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Philly
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4wallsinphilly.com, craigs list, brainsoap.com

I'd check out east passyunk ave, queen village, center city, and spring garden neighborhoods. there's subway service to pattison where there' s a shuttle bus to the navy yard. from south philly it's an easy bike ride.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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$1000 won't go far in most of Center City. I would recommend Fishtown/Port Richmond. More space for the money and it's changing for the better daily. I've lived here for 5 years now and have never had safety concerns/issues, or known of any on my block. Utilizing public transit, it takes me less than 30 minutes to get to work at 17th and Market. Craigslist is probably the best source for rentals. 4WallsinPhilly deals with apartment complexes, which are rare in the city to begin with. Additionally, many of the management companies are rather scary...prime example, Philadelphia Management. Stick with owner/landlords and you'll have a much nicer experience overall. Good luck!
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