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Old 10-01-2009, 10:59 PM
 
Location: South Philly
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those are both true statements (more trash than fairmount anyways), and I think your opinion is way offbase. it would be one thing if you said "psquare is better for families" but saying fairmount is not family friendly is totally offbase. have you ever spent any time there?
That's pretty much what I said - and it's preserved for posterity should you care to scroll down and look - but I can quote myself just the same here:
I would pick Passyunk Square or East Passyunk Crossing in South Philly before I picked Fairmount. It's a lot more family oriented . . .


I spent a lot of time there, it's how I came to form my opinion, and it's apparently more time than you've spent in Passyunk Square. You can cover most of PS in Google Street View - no lack of trees in any part of the neighborhood. The civic association has planted about 1000 trees in the last 7 years and 100+ more are coming in November.

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fairmount is full of rowhomes (in fact, the neighbrohood of fairmount only exists north of fairmount ave), most of the apartments are south of fairmount ave where the bigger homes were (in spring garden).
The OP, in the title even, asks about Fairmount/Art Museum. She didn't differentiate between sides of Fairmount Ave. and neither am I.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Philly
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That's pretty much what I said - and it's preserved for posterity should you care to scroll down and look - but I can quote myself just the same here:
I would pick Passyunk Square or East Passyunk Crossing in South Philly before I picked Fairmount. It's a lot more family oriented . . .
a little more is more accurate
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I spent a lot of time there, it's how I came to form my opinion, and it's apparently more time than you've spent in Passyunk Square. You can cover most of PS in Google Street View - no lack of trees in any part of the neighborhood. The civic association has planted about 1000 trees in the last 7 years and 100+ more are coming in November.
that's good to hear, maybe you'll finally have some decent tree cover in ten years. I don't have a problem with PS, though like all of south philly, there are trash problems, but I wouldn't mind living there at all. the same with fairmount. both are nice neighborhoods and good for families. I fail to see how anyone who has spent time in fairmount, not spring garden, sees it as not family friendly. indeed, the housing stock is VERY similar to that of your area of south philly.


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The OP, in the title even, asks about Fairmount/Art Museum. She didn't differentiate between sides of Fairmount Ave. and neither am I.
you specifically mentioned fairmount of course, which is north of fairmount ave. you should differentiate between enighborhoods, it would have made your statement more accurate. most of the families south of fairmount ave seem quite well to do, for better or for worse. I think perhaps it's as much of a class issue between PS/fairmount and Spring garden. fairmount has also gotten expensive but SG has been expensive for a while, it is where fumo is selling his house fo $5.5 million.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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Fairmount/Art Musuem is a great neighborhood. It is extremely up-and-coming with lots of new restaurants (two Vetri and one Star restaurant just opened). It is GREAT for families!
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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The only concern I would have would be schooling. The Philadelphia School District is trying to be better but it has a long way to go. I don't mean to give up on them but, in my opinion, 5 years is not enough time to improve enough for my children. As far as Catholic schools, who knows which ones will stay open in the next year, let alone when your 1 year old is ready for school.
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