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Old 08-19-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Winter Garden, FL
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Agreed - moving outside the city saves you A LOT of money on car insurance...I saved over 50% when I left the city ($830 a month to $350 or so on a 6 month policy)

Something to consider is that I-95 looks like a nice option but the fact remains that it is due for some serious rebuilding in the next 5 years...lots of construction will limit the roadway and make it backed up at all times...in fact, right now there is almost always a back-up getting off @ Cottman Ave because they are re-doing the road and ramps in that area.
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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The rents might be a lot higher in Center City. For $1,400 you might not get much. You're car insurance would be about 1/2 or less in Jenkintown or an area near there. Parking in Northern Liberties. Old City, Bella Vista, Queen Village, and Center City is really difficult. Whenever I have to park in these areas I dread it because I drive around forever looking for a spot and then usually have to walk at least 1/2 a mile sometimes. It is something to consider when you come home with a car load of groceries in the rain. If you own a nice car you might want to consider an area where people look out for you. This past week I have had my car broken into twice and it is 10 years old. For the most part the Philadelphia police are not going to help with car issues. I do own a nice car and it has pretty much gotten ruined in the city. I am pretty young and I would choose Chestnut Hill or Jenkintown if I did not already own a house in the city. There is plenty to do in both these areas. A good thing to do might be to walk around and ask a few people how they enjoy living there if you have the chance to. Sometimes it is more helpful because people on blogs tend to be very biased toward where they live or grew up.
But what if I find a place with a parking facility? I know the rent would be more than 1,400/- but at this point I'd rather pay a little more for rent than have to hunt for parking and live in perpetual fear of having my car broken into.
THe reason is that my employer just notified me of a change in my work location from NE philly to South Christopher Columbus Blvd (!!!!!)which I guess is SOuth Philly so CCity looks to be the most reasonable option unless anyone can suggest anything better...
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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OK, so the latest is that theres been a change in my work location from NE philly to South Christopher Columbus Blvd 19148 (aaarrgh!). So is this at all commutable from center city/old city using Public transport (bus/train) or is driving a car on the 1-95 the more feasible option. And would Queen village bring me any closer to this new work location
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Winter Garden, FL
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Columbus Blvd is a fairly long road - accessible from Center City (and up to Fishtown/Northern Liberies) all the way down to Pattison Ave in South Philly (Where the stadiums are).

Depending on where you are, you might be able to walk it - but there is a bus that runs down it (25 route I think) that should get you to where you are going.

Columbus Blvd used to be called Delaware Ave (it was renamed in 1992 to celebrate Columbus' 500th anniversary of the 1st voyage) - don't be surprised to hear many locals still call it Delaware or Del Ave.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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Queen Village would be a GREAT option for you. And you are much better off working on CC Blvd. than in the northeast. Do you know the exact address. That would help regarding which bus goes there, but you will be very close (maybe even walking distance - depending on where you live) (Zip code 19148 is south of Queen Village, so you may also want to look in Pennsport.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:05 AM
 
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Queen Village would be a GREAT option for you. And you are much better off working on CC Blvd. than in the northeast. Do you know the exact address. That would help regarding which bus goes there, but you will be very close (maybe even walking distance - depending on where you live) (Zip code 19148 is south of Queen Village, so you may also want to look in Pennsport.
Thanks guys for the input. The new workplace address I have is 1851 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i live in QV. i like it. its got a yuppie/hipster vibe..and of course, you have south street. i don't know if that's a good or bad thing.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Winter Garden, FL
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You will be working @ Pier 70.

This is served by the following bus routes:
7, 25, 29, 64

That area is just outside of an area called "Pennsport"...just south of Queens Village.
It is between Washington and Snyder Aves.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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You will be working @ Pier 70.

This is served by the following bus routes:
7, 25, 29, 64

That area is just outside of an area called "Pennsport"...just south of Queens Village.
It is between Washington and Snyder Aves.
Thanks Phlydude. this definitely gives me more to work with.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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i live in QV. i like it. its got a yuppie/hipster vibe..and of course, you have south street. i don't know if that's a good or bad thing.
So if i were to live in QV approx how long would it take me by bus to 1851 S CC blvd. I'm trying to decide wether it would make a significant difference between living in QV vs. Pennsport vs. Center City. Because it seems like the further one goes south of Center City, the quieter (ie shadier?) the streets get and being a single female who would be walking home alone everyday, I'm trying to be around as lively a place as I can help.
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