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Old 11-28-2017, 05:37 PM
 
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I always get suspicious when I notice that an old thread relating to the negative aspects of the city is revived by a member with 1 post. This seems to be more and more prevalent since the HQ2 horse race started.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Center City
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I always get suspicious when I notice that an old thread relating to the negative aspects of the city is revived by a member with 1 post. This seems to be more and more prevalent since the HQ2 horse race started.
I think it’s not about HQ2. I think it’s normal trolling.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:48 PM
 
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#4 17th and Jefferson isn’t this Cecil B Moore and not Francisville? I thought Francisville was bounded by Girard to the N, Corinthian to W, Broad to E, and Fairmount to S?
Your borders for Francisville are correct.
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:10 PM
 
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Your borders for Francisville are correct.
Seconded.
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:20 AM
 
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No one would have guessed in 09 that in under a decade, a giant high rise would be built at broad and Jefferson. 17th and Jefferson is almost exclusively student housing now.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:30 PM
 
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No one would have guessed in 09 that in under a decade, a giant high rise would be built at broad and Jefferson. 17th and Jefferson is almost exclusively student housing now.
Agreed, although it still feels pretty fiery around those parts to me. The investment right against the tougher neighborhoods yields some intense situations.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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52nd-58th chester ave
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:50 AM
 
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52nd-58th chester ave
One of those crazy Philly things because once you are around the 49th St RR Station, going east on Chester Ave, it's a vastly different world.
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:52 AM
 
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Northern Liberities, Fishtown, Grad Hospital, Spruce Hill, Manayunk, etc, etc are some of the most popular places to live and aren’t in your boundaries.

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Old 12-03-2017, 06:17 PM
 
Location: The City of Brotherly Love
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well, you can start here

Top 10 Drug Corners | Cover Story | News and Opinion | Philadelphia Weekly

i know the article is 2 yrs old, but i don't think these streets have changed much

10) 1600-1900 W. Wingohocking St., Tioga.
9) Fifth and Carpenter sts., Pennsport. (even 5th & Christian is bad)
8) 52nd and Market sts., West Philadelphia.
7) A and Westmoreland sts., Fairhill.
6) Bridge and Hawthorne sts., Frankford.
5) "The Box": 21st and McKean sts. to 23rd and McKean sts., north to 21st and Sigel sts. through 23rd and Sigel sts., Girard Estates.
4) 17th and Jefferson sts., Poplar.
3) Fifth and Westmoreland sts., Fairhill.
2) Third and Indiana sts., Fairhill.
1) Kensington and Somerset sts., Kensington.
It's crazy to think that this list was posted back in 2009. Some of these locations have probably fallen off the list. 5th and Carpenter, 17th and Jefferson (which is in Templetown/Cecil B. Moore, NOT Poplar), "The Box", and even 52nd and Market probably wouldn't be on the list in 2017. 5th and Carpenter (which is still Queen Village, not Pennsport) now has a ton of McMansions that surround the public housing, and 17th and Jefferson is almost all student housing now. I live in Templetown/Cecil B. Moore and walk that neighborhood at all hours of the night in various "states of mind".



Only suburbanites who are easily scared believe this! I would say that the core "safe" area stretches from Cecil B. Moore/22nd/Susquehanna to the north, 52nd/Haverford/40th/Girard to the west, Front/Kensington/Lehigh to the east, and League Island to the south. The only terribly seedy portions of Philly are between Lehigh and Hunting Park Avenues in North Philly, 52nd to 60th north of Market in West Philly, most of Frankford, and the vast majority of Southwest Philly. Even with that said, the most serious violent crimes usually occur on certain predictable blocks.

These days, even Camden is starting to look nice. Crime is down and new buildings are rising along the waterfront.

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