The neighborhood seems to be the center of the active lifestyle in North Philadelphia, I guess whether or not it will make a good fit with you would depend on your personal observation. Lehigh Ave seems to be more active during the summer months as do many neighborhoods because of it's local shops and businesses. I do have an oppinion on the neighborhood, but it is not as nearly as important as the one that you will have as an investor or property owner in that neighborhood. I would advise that you drive through the neighborhood in early spring, on weekends, and at night to get more of a feel for it.
The winter times may be a little slower paced than the activel summer months though.
Good Luck on your finds.
I would love to hear what you find out.
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