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Old 03-26-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Ozone Park,Ny
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Can anyone tell me how is living in the Northeast side of Philly. Im from Queens,Ny and was thinking about relocating.My wife and I visited the area and our first impression was "I could live here" it reminded us of Queens.We plan on having a child so she will be at home alone while I commute to work.Any info would be appreciated,Thanks..
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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Can anyone tell me how is living in the Northeast side of Philly. Im from Queens,Ny and was thinking about relocating.My wife and I visited the area and our first impression was "I could live here" it reminded us of Queens.We plan on having a child so she will be at home alone while I commute to work.Any info would be appreciated,Thanks..
I'm not sure where you visited but many people have definitions of the Northeast. Anyway, some of the better neighborhoods include Mayfair, Bustleton, Torresdale, Fox Chase and Somerton. I would avoid Frankford, Wissinoming(I can never spell that right!), Oxford Circle and Tacony; they're on the decline. Please let us know where you visited and maybe fill out the sticky form in the beginning of the Forum. That way more knowledgeable people who visit here can provide you with more information. Best of luck with your potential move to Philly.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Ozone Park,Ny
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Sorry but the area we visited was Rossevelt blvd by the mall,I believe it was Cottman ave.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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I'm not sure where you visited but many people have definitions of the Northeast. Anyway, some of the better neighborhoods include Mayfair, Bustleton, Torresdale, Fox Chase and Somerton. I would avoid Frankford, Wissinoming(I can never spell that right!), Oxford Circle and Tacony; they're on the decline. Please let us know where you visited and maybe fill out the sticky form in the beginning of the Forum. That way more knowledgeable people who visit here can provide you with more information. Best of luck with your potential move to Philly.
I agree with all above except for one thing -while Oxford Circle,Frankford and Wissinoming went to down to a certain hot place in a hand basket and are to be avoided at all cost ,Tacony is trying to make a comeback with its civic groups working.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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Sorry but the area we visited was Rossevelt blvd by the mall,I believe it was Cottman ave.
Right now, that area is not TOO bad but I don't know if I'd make a long-term commitment to it.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:51 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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As a former Queens resident I would say that the two areas are very similer except that NE Philly has far fewer forign born residents other than a very large Russan colony further north then you were. The Blvd and Cottman would be like Queens Blvd north of the LIE. Not the best area nor the worst. It is very much the land of the cops and the firemen.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Ozone Park,Ny
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Thanks Bryson I did get the feeling of being in Queens when I was there,I quess thats why I liked it...
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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I worked for about 12 years in far-northeast Philly. I agree with the others that the futher you go down the southern end of Northeast Philly, the worse it gets.

In the far northeast there are tons of shopping centers, restaurants, bars, churches, etc. Lots of traffic. Some row-house areas and many areas with twin/duplex houses. The Eastern side of Roosevelt Blvd (Route One) is largely Catholic (Irish and Polish) while the Western side is largely Jewish and a lot of Russian immigrants. Of course there are pockets of all types of people on boths sides. But I remember being surprised at the sharp line of division the Blvd made, especially with the Jewish/Catholic thing. Since I am neither, they would both tell me all about it, their positive and negative opinions.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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Northeast Phila, esp. the Mayfair area, where you were, is pretty much a typical working class area. Family oriented and also community minded with especially tight ties around the Catholic parishes or your local athletic assoications for kids sports, activities.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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Northeast Phila, esp. the Mayfair area, where you were, is pretty much a typical working class area. Family oriented and also community minded with especially tight ties around the Catholic parishes or your local athletic assoications for kids sports, activities.
I think that's Castor Gardens, not Mayfair. I thought Mayfair was more East of the Blvd along Cottman Avenue. Regardless, I agree with your evaluation of Mayfair.
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