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Old 07-06-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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LOL, you want to move to Philly to work in Cumberland County?
yeah, that seems a bit extreme. you can find good affordable housing in Camden or Gloucester counties..
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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Taxes are very high in Camden County. I suggest the OP investigate Gloucester County, Salem or even Delaware. Unless the OP is 20-something, it makes zero sense to move to Philly and work in Cumberland County. If you must be around Philly live in Collingswood, you have the best of both worlds and an easier drive to Cumberland.
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:04 PM
 
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I think you're right, the drive will be too long to be feasible. I will need to find a Philly job, or at least a shorter commute if I want to move.

Regarding Collingswood, would I be able to stumble home drunk from a bar in Philly without getting in my car and driving? That is a major consideration for me.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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LOL, you want to move to Philly to work in Cumberland County?
Why make fun of someone who wants to live in the city? My spouse commutes an hour a day from CC and we would never consider moving, because we love the city and what it has to offer. The suburban existence is not for everyone and for many people, the commute is worth it, to live in a city. We considered moving halfway between our two jobs, but could never pull the trigger, since we both loved our block and the city too much. Although the suburbs are not for me, I would never consider "LOL" at someone who wanted to move there. As a person who primarily lurks, nearly all your posts are "anti-city." Different strokes for different folks. But, thousands of people commute an hour into the city, so why shouldn't the OP commute out of the city, if he/she wants a city experience?
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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Regarding Collingswood, would I be able to stumble home drunk from a bar in Philly without getting in my car and driving? That is a major consideration for me.
The Lindenwold High Speed Line has a station in Collingswood. You can get on at 8th and Market, 9th and Locust, 12th and Locust or 15th/16th and Locust.
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Why make fun of someone who wants to live in the city?
Insecurity and low self-esteem.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:47 AM
 
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I think you're right, the drive will be too long to be feasible. I will need to find a Philly job, or at least a shorter commute if I want to move.

Regarding Collingswood, would I be able to stumble home drunk from a bar in Philly without getting in my car and driving? That is a major consideration for me.
Yes, you can walk home from the high speed line. Collingswood is less than 15 minutes on Patco.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Too far from the beach, NJ
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Collingswood, or Westmont as well, are great options. Much better for the commute to Cumberland County, and you can definitely make it home without use of a vehicle, just make sure to keep your apartment search within walking distance to the PATCO speedline. And, this area of South Jersey has some cute BYOBs along with shopping areas and weekend farmer's markets, so you might even spend some time hanging out in the area. And of course, all the amenities of downtown Philadelphia will be only a very short train ride away, seriously, like 15 minutes, tops.
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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Boeing - Sorry for the dealy in answering, I haven't checked in for a while. My husband does take the Walt Whitman Bridge, and he parks two blocks away from our house, door to door he says it is 25 minutes. Except on Tuesday, because of the garbage trucks, if he gets stuck behind a truck it could add twenty or so minutes. He leaves around 7:00 am, and returns around 7:00, so certainly in the morning, he is in prime traffic time.
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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Wow.. I will never understand that.. after a commute of over an hour, coming home to find you may or may not be able to park on your block. LOL.
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