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Old 07-10-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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Is this a rough area or is it just more of a gritty part of town? I'm talking about the part across the Schuylkill from the Zoo.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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are we talking about sandpaper?
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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It is a nice area because it is adjacent to the Art Museum/Fairmount district.

Girard Street west of the Schuylkill River on the same side of the zoo is a bit gritty.
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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are we talking about sandpaper?
Good one...Meaning, it looks rough around the edges, but I did see all kinds of people walking around in the area.

Also, I'm talking about East of the Schuylkill, not West.
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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Also, I'm talking about East of the Schuylkill, not West.
Art Museum/Fairmount district is east of the Schuylkill, not west.
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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So, it isn't a "rough" area of town, then?
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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Girard east of the Schuylkill between 33rd Street and Broad Street is relatively safe. Girard becomes gritty once you go east of Broad Street.
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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Girard east of the Schuylkill between 33rd Street and Broad Street is relatively safe. Girard becomes gritty once you go east of Broad Street.
Got ya'.....That's what I figured and you can tell.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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Girard east of the Schuylkill between 33rd Street and Broad Street is relatively safe. Girard becomes gritty once you go east of Broad Street.
??? while realtors use the word brewerytown to drive up prices, girard ave. west of broad isn't all that nice. take a walk around just a block or so north of girard and it can get nasty quick. while i agree that east of broad down to about 6th st. or so is pretty sketchy, girard ave. is looking pretty good from about 5th st. through fishtown.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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It's a loaded question because west girard is a big street; has some terrible parts and some decent parts. I'd say overall in general it's a blue collar street and there are probably better parts of Philly but definetly some worse parts
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