for those out of towners moving to philly.. keep in mind if you are far enough away from temple that you need to take regional rail to get there, then expect to pay for a cab ($20-30+) after midnight if you want to get home
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It's not bad. I'd live further off of Broad toward the river, though, if given the choice.
I won't have an automated transport machine so I'm trying to live fairly close to the Broad Street SEPTA. Why would you want to live further towards the river as opposed to the Broad/Snyder area? How would you classify the immediate area surrounding Broad/Snyder & Passyunk on a scale of 1-10 (1=decrepit festering cespool of vice & murder; 5=some prostitution, petty crime, moderate level of filth; 10=shimmering icon of urban development and Morman ideals)?
Another really suburban, pleasant locale is Ambler, PA, just to the north of Philly. There's even a very nice Temple campus up there. I think you could use their facilities if you wanted, for weekend recreation, for example.
Rents are pretty low in Ambler, and it really is a quaint, small town.
Thanks for the area info. Unfortunately, the only way we can afford to live in most of those areas is if we buy somthing really small which just won't work, we'll drive each other crazy. We might buy right outside of Manayunk so that would be alright and we are looking at a few places in University City.
I chose Temple over George Mason, Miami, Villanova, Drexel and University of New Mexico. It was a real toss-up for me between Miami and Temple but my fiance preferred Philly and we are closer to our families in NY. Plus I am interested in trial advocacy so Temple is great for that.
mt airy and germantown in general are not that nice. there are pockets that are nice.. commuting to temple via public transportation would be kinda annoying from those neighborhoods as well.
Can you explain why the public transportation from those areas is difficult? Are you talking about the regional rail lines?
Hey, more Philadelphia related questions for people from the area. We are flying in to look at houses probably next week and I wanted opinions on a couple of areas. The areas that seem to be most affordable for us with an easy comute are Mt. Airy and Germantown.... how are these areas? Also, my fiance is convinced that Fishtown is the next up and coming area and that would be the best investment but everyone I know from Philly told me there is absolutely no way we should live there. Any input?