U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-17-2009, 04:23 PM
 
22 posts, read 51,926 times
Reputation: 18

Advertisements

I have a tough decision to make. Temple wants a decision soon...currently I'm in Pittsburgh. There's good and bad here. I like the area, the low COL, good food. HATE the winter.

But I have the option of moving to Philadelphia.

One of my hang-ups is the rep. for violence, but beyond that, finding an apartment right now, which isn't the most optimal time.

I also like to bicycle commute and it is very important to me. Recommended neighborhoods? Also, I prefer to live in apartment buildings
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-17-2009, 05:23 PM
 
2,783 posts, read 6,521,899 times
Reputation: 865
You're being slightly vague about your situation; are you a student?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-17-2009, 05:49 PM
 
22 posts, read 51,926 times
Reputation: 18
uh, yes, possibly starting at templue U
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-17-2009, 06:52 PM
 
1,623 posts, read 5,967,012 times
Reputation: 449
You should jump at the opportunity. As long as you can afford the rent you will have experiences you just can't get in the 'burgh. Not to mention the better food and weather!

Tell us how much money you can spend and people will steer you in the right direction.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2009, 12:36 PM
 
22 posts, read 51,926 times
Reputation: 18
the only thing that gives me pause is the "quality" of Temple's engineering program. OTOH, everything else about the city is appealing.

Maybe $500-600/mo furnished.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2009, 09:09 PM
 
2,783 posts, read 6,521,899 times
Reputation: 865
Our engineering program is fine. It's not our specialty, it's not a top engineering program, but if you do well, you'll be fine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2009, 02:26 PM
 
5,805 posts, read 8,768,810 times
Reputation: 3051
Quote:
Originally Posted by orrmobl View Post
You should jump at the opportunity. As long as you can afford the rent you will have experiences you just can't get in the 'burgh. Not to mention the better food and weather!

Tell us how much money you can spend and people will steer you in the right direction.
I dont know about better food and weather....Philly and Pittsburgh pretty much have the same climate, what happens in Pittsburgh evenutally makes it way East to Philly weather wise.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2009, 09:54 PM
 
1,623 posts, read 5,967,012 times
Reputation: 449
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackbeauty212 View Post
I dont know about better food and weather....Philly and Pittsburgh pretty much have the same climate, what happens in Pittsburgh evenutally makes it way East to Philly weather wise.
That's not what I read on the Pittsburgh boards. Last time I checked, lakefront snow from Lake Erie doesn't reach Philly
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Philly
10,026 posts, read 14,483,472 times
Reputation: 2774
Philly rarely gets substantial snow. there was one storm this past winter, maybe 4 inches. It's like Pittsburgh but milder in the winter. Heck, the city even misses a lot of storms that hit just 30 min north. COL is higher for rent and car. OTOH, public transit is better as is the food. Beer is probably about the same (thanks PLCB!)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2009, 07:11 PM
 
22 posts, read 51,926 times
Reputation: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by orrmobl View Post
That's not what I read on the Pittsburgh boards. Last time I checked, lakefront snow from Lake Erie doesn't reach Philly
exactly. If I have to go through another PGH winter, I will lose my mind.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top