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Old 03-12-2010, 07:30 PM
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When are you moving?
June 2010

Where are you coming from?
Upstate NY

Why are you moving?
I lived in Philly for a few years after college--left about 10 years ago and decided I would love to come back.

Where will you be working?
I'm a freelance writer & work from home so daily commute is not a factor

Have you been here yet?
Yep, lived in Philly before but imagine it's changed so I'm treating it kinda like I'm a total newbie

Will you buy or rent?
Rent, coming down for a couple of days in late April to find an apartment

If buying, are you looking for a house or a condo? How much can you spend?

If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend?
Either, don't want to spend more than $800/month.

Do you prefer hi-rise or walk up?
No preference
Are you married or single? Do you have children?
Single, no kids.
Do you prefer public or private schools?
Do you have pets?
Yep, one cat & want to get a (small) dog
Do you want or need a yard?
No, so long as I'm in a nice area for dog walking

Are you keeping a car?

Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet?
If "1" is calm & quiet and "10" is bustling activity, I'd say a 6.5.

What do you want to be closest to?
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.)
Train or subway stations

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood?
Love a diverse neighborhood

Coke or Pepsi?
Pepsi, of course.

I lived in Fairmount before, but I think I wanna try a different part of the city this time around. Also, I do want to stay in the city limits. I need some hustle & bustle, especially after living in smaller towns the past few years!

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Old 03-12-2010, 08:43 PM
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Check out Northern Liberties...it's still up and coming but has a cool vibe and lots of cool places and people to check out...
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:20 AM
Location: South Philly
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No Libs is good. I'd also check out Passyunk Square/EPX. Rents have crept up in the last 5 years or so so $800 doesn't get you what it used to in terms of an apartment . . . but there's a heck of a lot more to do these days outside your apartment so it's usually worth it.

If you don't mind a roommate - renting a house is the way to go.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:30 PM
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Thanks! I will put Northern Liberties and Passyunk Square on my list!
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