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Where to live in Philadelphia?

Asked by Eddie, Sat Feb 9, 2008

I am a single guy relocating to Philadelphia from the San Francisco Bay Area looking to purchase a townhome or condo - what would be the best areas to start look at?

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 24, 2010
There are many online listing services. A few that I would suggest and have used before are craigslist.com, vacancy.com, and then just Google. Make sure you do your research! there are many stories of people getting ripped off because they rushed into something.

Good luck
Web Reference: http://www.vacancy.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 19, 2010
Some neighborhoods:

Center City, Old City, Northern Liberties, Pennsport, Art Museum, Graduate Hospital, Italian Market, Fishtown, Rittenhouse Sq, Fitler Sq, Society Hill, Avenue of the Arts, Passyunk Sq...

We really love Philadelphia.

Good luck and welcome!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 25, 2010
Hey Eddie I have vital info on most Philly neighborhoods detailed descriptions and useful information only a longtime resident of the city would know. adevoue@yahoo.com cbrca.com rapidsellers.com/adevoue
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 5, 2009
I'd recomend: Rittenhouse Square, Society Hill, Olde City, Fitler Square, Fairmount, Brewerytown, Northern Liberties, Queen Village, Bella Vista, Washington Square West, Graduate Hospital, Fishtown, Grays Ferry.

Philly is so big that it really depends what your looking for in a neighborhood: proximity to downtown, established v. up and coming, amenities in the neighborhood, etc. A good starting point is to tell us what your price range is and what's important to you in a neighborhood.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 5, 2009
You might want to consider the price range before you pick the area. There are homes in all price ranges. There is great public transportation in Philadelphia. Do you want to live in the city itself or in the suburbs ? Do you want to be close to any particular place? You can go to my web site http://www.gitabantwal.com and look up homes based on your requirements. I will be glad to email you listings in any price range.
Web Reference: http://www.gitabantwal.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 5, 2009
Are you relocating for a job and need to be near a certain area? What are your likes and dislikes about living in an area? Would center city philadelphia be too crowded for you?
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 29, 2009
Philadelphia offers all things to all people and is a wonderful place to live in my opinion. You have a variety of areas to choose from depending of budget, lifestyle, proximity to your job, etc. Please refer to my website http://www.liveinphilly.net to see descriptions of Philadelphia neighborhoods
Web Reference: http://www.liveinphilly.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 13, 2008
It really depends on your lifestyle. Philadelphia is filled with many different neighborhood that each have their own identity. Perhaps if you gave an idea of your interests & hobbies your question could be better answered.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2008
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