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Old 09-06-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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CHestnut Hill has million-dollar homes, and Olde City is way too expensive for you! When people say "North Philadelphia" they don't mean the northern part of Philadelphia, there is a neighborhood called North Philadelphia. Also, Fishtown is totally safe, same for Northern Liberties, etc.
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:38 AM
 
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Hi, I actually live in the area in which most people are dissing, more specifically Port Richmond than Fishtown. People love to rag on the area because it makes them feel better about their own poor choices, more often than not that would be Northern Liberties, where people I actually know have dealt with car break-ins, muggings and burglaries. I bought a home in Port Richmond 5 years ago because I could not afford housing in Center City and because of it's relative ease in commuting using SEPTA versus much of South Philly. It's not dangerous here, and I have never felt threatened....it's a real neighborhood and people look out for one another. Port Richmond and Fishtown are often lumped together by those who live in Center City and are ignorant of neighborhoods outside of their 20 square block box. Not differentiating between the two would be similar to lumping South of South with Bella Vista, two separate dynamics.
I would recommend leaving definitive judgment to those who have the experience. I promise to stay out of which neighborhood is better, Fairmount or Art Museum? conversations as a trade-off.
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:34 AM
 
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