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Old 04-06-2009, 04:04 PM
Location: New York, NY
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How would you describe the area around 16th and Wharton?
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:00 PM
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I would say borderline. The conventional wisdom in that part of South Philly is to stay East of Broad Street.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:57 AM
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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Not great. Like the previous poster said, stay east of Broad St. except for that particular corridor between 4th and 8th Sts. (that area is sketchy as well). If you want to go west of Broad , stay south of Snyder and Passyunk Aves. There are decent stable areas there including Girard Estates. As far as 16th and Wharton is concerned, there is some gentrification happening. However it has a long way to go as far as safety is concerned.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:42 AM
Location: Philadelphia
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Agree with the previous posters. In South Philly - if you plan on moving west of Broad Street make sure you are south of Passyunk Ave or North of Washington Ave. Anything in between is in pretty bad shape. Some parts of 15th st are starting to get better but 16th and Wharton is definitely borderline. It will probably gentrify further in the coming years but I wouldn't want to live there yet.

East of Broad St is much better IMO except for the area roughly between 5th and 7th sts south of Washington.
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