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Old 07-21-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:54 AM
 
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is S 21st street bad as well?
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista
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is S 21st street bad as well?
S 21st street is miles long and home to both multi-million dollar homes as well as terrible poverty. You're going to need to be more specific. In general though point breeze has improved dramatically since this topic was started.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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I agree with Jerz Boy. Avoid these areas like the plague: E of Broad - between 5th and 7th Sts. between Washington and Oregon Aves (as for as 4th -5th Sts. & 7th and 8th Sts. are concerned some blocks okay, others not so good) ; W of Broad- north of Snyder , south of Washington , west of 17th St. ( as far as Broad to 17th St in the Washington to Snyder corridor and between Snyder and Passyunk , some blocks nice and others not good at all. You just simply have to do your homework.
Sorry , I forgot to include the area south of Washington , north of Snyder and west of 17th is the worse area of South Philadelphia and I would avoid that. However there are pockets of gentrification in that area but it is being met with some resistance from the long timers.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:21 AM
 
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Are there any specific streets or areas of Point Breeze that are gentrifying well right now? Would renting in Point Breeze be any kind of bargain, or still not worth it considering safety issues?
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:50 AM
 
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Many of the northern parts of Point Breeze are gentrifying, and are cheaper than Graduate Hospital while offering lots of the same amenities. Probably one of the best real estate investments in the city right now. A good place to keep up with development is: Point Breeze | NakedPhilly -- a blog run by one of the developers who is taking a big role in leading the gentrification of point breeze.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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This topic was a funny read for me. I'm from Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh also has a Point Breeze neighborhood. Although, Point Breeze in Pittsburgh is likely the #1 or #2 wealthiest neighborhood in the city. From my experiences, and from what I've heard, Point Breeze in Philadelphia is one of, if not the worst area in South Philly.
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:59 PM
 
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So would the common at point breeze apartments be a bad area?
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Old 11-22-2015, 04:11 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I am looking for cheap apartments in the city, which has left me with few options. I found something in the Point Breeze area...on Mountain St. Ive heard the crime is pretty bad here, but how bad is it really? I've hears they are trying to revitalize the area, is this true?
I am living at 46th st now in west philly which can be pretty bad itself but Ive never had any trouble personally. I love the place and the price is awesome but I'm just wondering if I'm really putting my safety at risk? Im a recent college grad (female) who will be living with a close guy friend.
46th Street in West Philly runs through a lot of different neighborhoods.

If you live on 46th and Westminster, north of Market Street you're in a high crime, blighted, awful area with abandoned derelict homes. If you're on 46th and Pine St. or Larchwood St. you're in the tiny neighborhood of Garden Court which is not only pretty but single family homes fetch $1,000,000.
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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46th Street in West Philly runs through a lot of different neighborhoods.

If you live on 46th and Westminster, north of Market Street you're in a high crime, blighted, awful area with abandoned derelict homes. If you're on 46th and Pine St. or Larchwood St. you're in the tiny neighborhood of Garden Court which is not only pretty but single family homes fetch $1,000,000.
Oops Clark! The OP hasn't been back since she started this thread, in April 2009

This thread is interesting though. South Philly has changed a lot in the past few years since I first moved there. There are plenty of places in Point Breeze I would avoid, especially if I were just moving to the city, but you can see definite improvements.
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