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Old 07-20-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

I've been searching this forum a lot but the only villanova commute questions I could find were for families looking for houses or students on the train. So I hope you don't mind if I add another(!) "where to live/commute" thread!

I'll be working in an office between Villanova and Radnor. Where should I be living for an easy commute but still a nice neighborhood? I'm 22 and I'll have a car, but I'd love to have a gym, a supermarket and a laundromat within ten minutes walking distance.

My three options are, I think, Manayunk, Center City and west of the river.

1. For Manayunk, can I take the schuykill expressway straight to villanova, how long would that take? Is it a nice area to live in?

2. For Center City, can I get to villanova within a half hour? (relatively normal commuting hours)

3. For West of the river, what would I call that area? Like around 138th and Walnut/Spruce? I'd like to look on Craiglist but don't know what exactly to search for... Drexel U?

For 2. and 3. How would I get to Villanova? Would I cut up Lancaster Avenue and Route 30 or would I take the Sch..ll expressway? Google recommends the latter, but the former is much, much shorter in terms of distance.

Which route would you guys take? Which neighborhood would be good? I'm looking to pay $800-1200, can I get a furnished one bedroom for that price? Or would I need to furnish it myself? Please let me know any thoughts,

Thanks for your help!
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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I'd check into apts in Ardmore or Bala Cynwyd area along City Ave (Rte 1). You might be able to find something in your price range and you will have a quicker commute to work. Also you will have close proximity to hanging out in town or along the Main Line in the bars and restaurants. Even though the Main Line/Radnor seems all families, there are young people living there as well.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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Hey thanks,

I have been looking in to Ardmore and I was wondering, what's Suburban Court like? I have two choices apartment-wise: One is next to Suburban court, one is next to the Wynnewood shopping center. Is SC more lively? Thanks,
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:36 AM
 
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You're 22 and can pay $1200/month for a 1br? Wow, where are you working in Radnor and get me a job there!

Just live in the burbs. Don't bother with Philly. You'll pay less and have less aggravation. And you can easily go into the city.

The "west of the river" area is called University City, btw.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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Hahah, I'll let them know you're available!

Thanks for the advice about the suburbs, I'm thinking that I'll stick to the Ardmore area and take the AMTRAK to the city on weekends
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