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Re: Is Temple really in a bad area?
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2006, 11:01:46 AM »
I currently drive every day to campus, and (assuming you pay for parking) there is nothing to worry about.  If you do NOT pay for parking, you will be in very questionable areas, and you will have trouble finding parking even there.

It may be expensive, but if you choose to drive pay to park.

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Re: Is Temple really in a bad area?
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2006, 11:02:35 AM »
But how is the driving? Supoose you leave at 12am and go down Broad to get to center city where you live. Is it probable that you will be carjacked at a traffic light?

Also I have a really old 1993 civic that runs great but has in the last few year given some problems. I was thinking of leasing a new civic to avoid maybe having the car break down in the Ghetto while driving home but now after hearing about the stolen batteries I wonder if I should keep my old car because it looks so junky that I guess most thiefs would avoid it.

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Re: Is Temple really in a bad area?
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2006, 11:04:03 AM »
But how is the driving? Supoose you leave at 12am and go down Broad to get to center city where you live. Is it probable that you will be carjacked at a traffic light?

Also I have a really old 1993 civic that runs great but has in the last few year given some problems. I was thinking of leasing a new civic to avoid maybe having the car break down in the Ghetto while driving home but now after hearing about the stolen batteries I wonder if I should keep my old car because it looks so junky that I guess most thiefs would avoid it.

HA! No, carjacking on broad is rare.  I drive on it at all hours.  I would avoid the less traveled north philly roads at night (even 15th st towards the north end of campus).

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Re: Is Temple really in a bad area?
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2006, 11:08:44 AM »
Good to hear that broad is safe. I will probably be living in center city or south philly.

As for the Parking which plan do you recommend we get and how available is parking? Lot of times in college people could not get spots even after payng for parking. Also what lots are the best for access to the Law school.

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Re: Is Temple really in a bad area?
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2006, 11:20:55 AM »
How far is the gym from the law school?

I assume walking on campus even late at night to go from the law school to the gym or cafeteria would be safe or am I wrong?

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Re: Is Temple really in a bad area?
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2006, 11:39:15 AM »
directly across the street.   they have big lockers too. 
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Re: Is Temple really in a bad area?
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2006, 12:48:13 PM »
Good to hear that broad is safe. I will probably be living in center city or south philly.

As for the Parking which plan do you recommend we get and how available is parking? Lot of times in college people could not get spots even after payng for parking. Also what lots are the best for access to the Law school.

I don't know the plans, but parking where I've parked has been ample.  Look at a map for the best access.  The biggest lot is the liacouras garage, which isn't that far, but you might end up parking on the 6th floor and having to take elevators, etc.

Walking on campus late from the gym should be ok.  But it is a major city, and not the safest area, so you have to be smart about where, how, and when you walk.  For example, if you take the regional rail to temple, walk west on berks until you hit the heart of campus - don't go north or south earlier than that.  This is just an example.

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Re: Is Temple really in a bad area?
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2006, 12:27:55 PM »
To the poster who was wondering wheterh to keep the "junky" car versus leasing another one....my friend who had the battery stolen drove a "junky" car.  Car parts hold value whether u have a new car or an old clunker.  But I must add, she parked on the street.  As for being carjacked, I never even worried about that.  Of course u want to lock ure doors when u are driving (common sense).  The university as a whole has come a long way in the short 10 years since I graduated.  They ahve increased parking on-campus and security is plentiful.  When I was there, lack of security was a big issue and we had a "crime wave" on campus.   am glad to know things have changed for the better.  Definitely pay for parking and request an escort from campus police if u feel uncomfortable.  I thinkk the dealwith Temple is, you will have a rude awakening if u are used to a laid back, small town where everyone leaves their doors unlocked.  be aware of ure surroundings.  In my 4 years there, i was never mugged, physically attacked or had anyting stolen.  And yes, i did go out at night and sometimes alone.   

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Re: Is Temple really in a bad area?
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2006, 02:54:45 PM »
My assessment ( Being from the area) of the neighborhoods of Philadelphia area law schools is as follows:

Temple- Bad

Rutgers(Camden)- Extremely Bad, this is not an exaggeration!

Penn- Fair

Drexel- Good

Villanova- Very Good

Widener- Very Good

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Re: Is Temple really in a bad area?
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2006, 08:46:44 PM »
My assessment ( Being from the area) of the neighborhoods of Philadelphia area law schools is as follows:

Temple- Bad

Rutgers(Camden)- Extremely Bad, this is not an exaggeration!

Penn- Fair

Drexel- Good

Villanova- Very Good

Widener- Very Good

I live in philly (have for four years).  I don't understand how you can rate penn worse than drexel for area.  I realize Penn's campus borders (the westernmost part) on less pretty areas, but the LAW school is at 34th and chestnut.  Where's Drexel law going to be?  Couldn't be more than 2 or 3 blocks away.