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Old 07-28-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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My husband and I are relocating to the area. I will be working on Fort Dix in NJ, and he will be either in Philly or S. Jersey. We found an apt in Palmyra because all we heard from the people we know is "Don't move to Philly."

Now, neither of us has ever been to Philly, but I used to live in Manhattan and both my husband and I absolutely love it there. Is living in certain areas of Philly anything like living in NYC? The suburbs and small towns are ok, and Palmyra seemed nice, but I'd hate to sign this lease if it turns out I can go back to living a "NYC type" of lifestyle in Philly.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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yes you can have a NYC lifestyle living in Center City Phila. Many people do live there or Society Hill, Queen Village, Rittenhouse Square neighborhoods to name a few. Where you settle depends on how much you want to pay.
Additionally, however, you might wish to stay in NJ, if it turns out that your husband will work in S. Jersey. Because Phila charges a city wage tax if you work/live in the city. So, if you don't wish to pay that you can stay in Palmyra and easily visit the city when you want to have fun!
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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Thanks for the input. If I were to try and do a search for apartments in those areas, what would I search? Zip codes, specific streets?
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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The main Center City zip codes are: 19102, 19103, 19106, and 19107.

The other part of the city that offers a somewhat urban life (and is safe, has good retail, and plenty of culture) is the Northwest, which consists of the Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, and Mount Airy neighborhoods.
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