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Old 07-21-2009, 05:54 PM
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I just got into drexel university for gradschool and i have to start school on aug. 3 of this year. I'm stressing out about finding a place to live.

I've looked into stiles apartments for grad students, but i still dont know if it's the best place to live. I just think it's convenient because it's right on campus.

Can you recommend other apartment complexes near the area, that are walking distance away from campus? I also dont know how transportation works over there...i just read that you guys have septa and such.

Also, i'm wondering if i live on campus, would i need a car?I remember my first two years in UF and it sucked to not have a car to get around.

Ive never been to philly, so i am completely lost and any help/feedback i can get, i'd appreciate very much!
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:58 PM
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i would love some info about living around drexel also!
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:19 PM
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How much can you afford in rent? There are not apartment complexes in center city, but rather high rise buildings (expensive) or walk ups (less expensive). You should look in the Rittenhouse Square (western end of center city) area or Washington Square West (midtown). You definitely don't need a car. You will have easy public transportation access. On a nice day you can even walk from Rittenhouse Square.

The Philadelphia Weekly comes out every Wednesday. You should check that for rentals.

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Old 07-22-2009, 08:16 AM
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This forum may help you also: Drexel University - College Discussion

Speaking of Drexel, this article was in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer - http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/51284652.html
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:34 AM
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cars aren't necessary. there are late night buses as well like the market frankford nite owl that can be packed with westbound students from center city bars. east of broad is generally cheaper than west of broad. the el takes about five minutes tops from 11th to drexel. craigslist si great for rentals as well. In the Weekly, Michael Singer RE is pretty good. you may also want to consider "University City" which is basically the area shared by Drexel and Penn (32nd to 44th) it's chick full of student rentals and has been booming of late. there's a movie theater, gym, and grocery store at 40th and walnut. a bar with 75 taps is opening there (among other things), and is convenient to public transit.
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