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Old 07-27-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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You get what you pay for.
I think you are asking a lot of your wife so that you can go to lawschool. Have you stopped to consider her needs at all in your decision making process? Where is she meant to go with your 1 year old? Is it not important that she feel safe enough to get out and about with your kid?

Ask your employer if you can pay the difference to live somewhere better for your family. I have a feeling that unless your wife is unusually compliant and understanding, you may have some rocky times ahead.

If I agreed to move to sketchs'ville for my dh it would only be after much discussion and weighing of options.
That's been covered. Thanks for the digressing sermon.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:23 PM
 
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That's been covered. Thanks for the digressing sermon.
He's just trying to give you advice. You know, the advice you asked for. I've been to that block and it's not the nicest.
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:29 AM
 
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I would get a carrying permit.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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As a retired Philly cop who put many years in the 23rd District, I have seen a transformation from the early '70s to now that I would have to say is phenominal.
Historically, that area was once outside (pre 1856) the inital boundaries of the city. It was a 'summer retreat' for many prominent Philadelphians who built huge mansions, as well as large brownstone 'rowhomes'. St. Joseph's Hospital (16th & Girarad) and St. Josph's Preparatory College (17th & Girard) have anchored the neighborhood for over 150 years.
You can go to PPDonline.org to see recent crime statistics for the area.

So, Welcome to Philly! It really isn't as bad as you might read about. When you get here, email me and I'll give you a tour.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:13 AM
 
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He's just trying to give you advice. You know, the advice you asked for. I've been to that block and it's not the nicest.
I asked for advice on the neighborhood, not advice on how to appropriately consider the emotional needs of my wife.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:21 AM
 
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And P.S.:

My neighborhood is not bad at all. It gets a little rough a few blocks away, but my area is just fine. My wife and I feel safe and we really like how close it is to everything. Not many white faces around, if you care about those things, but it doesn't matter to us at all. We really dig it here.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Glad to hear that's working out.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:20 PM
 
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Welcome to Philadelphia
Like most places .. not perfect but perfectly good.
There are two free papers that give lots of information on how to spend your time.
You are not far from the zoo and many museums.
Public transport may serve you fairly well.
Taxi's may take you door to door for the same cost as parking.
Without the hassle.
You are close enough to take the stroller and see some of the cities best architecture.
The main Library is close.
The community college should have child care or nursing classes that would be a perfect start for finding sitters.
I hope you enjoy your stay.

For food there is the Reading Terminal Market .. Trader Joe's and Whole foods.
"China Town" is also very close .
Buying wine however is in ths dark ages.
There is a fairly good store near the Marriot
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:02 PM
 
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I'm a graduate student considering living on 15th and Girard myself. Lived in the same small town my entire life. Maybe your wife and I can stick together when you're not around!
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:03 PM
 
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(Oh, ps, I'm a female lol)
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