I agree that Bensalem is not where you want to be if you enjoy the city.
Fishtown/Northern Liberties has really taken off over the past few years. There are a lot of people in their 20-30's living in the area and it is right near I-95.
Jamie made a good point about the Northeast as well. There are some great rentals available and you will still not be too far from the city.
If you would like me to see what is available for you, don't hesitate to give me a call or shoot me an e-mail.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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For $800 you can probably get a 1 bed/ 1 bath apt. in the Northeast section of the city. I would recommend Holmesburg/Mayfair. 10 minutes drive or less without traffic to Center City, tons of bars, transportation, 5 minutes to I-95 and the Roosevelt Blvd. (main route to Center City and Bensalem areas). Penny Pack Park where they have concerts and walk/jogging paths.
I am actually on here looking for my mothers' boyfriends' son and his sons girlfriend. They are moving here for grad school. The girlfriend is from So.Cal. and he is from Fl. but lived in B-more for the past two years.
They are looking to rent around the Manyunk area but not outside the city limits. Or maybe buy.
Their wants are pretty large but I'm sure do-able. Prefer rent $1,800/mo., at least 2 bed/2 bath, some fenced yard for their two, medium size dogs, and easy parking. I don't know what they would want to pay if they would want to buy. They are looking to move June/July.
I can always send them your information if you feel you can find what they are looking for. I do appreciate your honesty and non-biased comments about specific neighborhoods.
Welcome to Bucks County. If your working in Bensalem, I would not move into Phila. You have to pay city wage tax and if you have a car, higher insurance rates and higher rent insurance rates.
You can take the train into Philly or NYC. or take I95 and in 15-20 minutes, your in center city Phila.
Bensalem was on Money magazine list of great places to live. There are river acess parks, free summer concerts, golf course/country club, free tennis courts, Parx casino and of course shopping.
Are you after a apt. in a house or a complex? I would be happy to help you with your search and take you of a tour of the area.
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Northern Liberties and Fishtown are a bit closer but not more than bu a mile..
There is no truly good area sort of in between or more exactly the middle.. I would strongly suggest Art Museum Area in this case.
Please feel free to contact me any time. I will do searches for you to find something that will fit your budget.
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