Option #1 for me would be Center City, hands down. The beat, the tempo and vibe, the pace!, cannot be matched in any suburb or neighborhood far removed from the city. Nothing comes close. If you live in the city, you'll be taking your kid(s) to the Children's Museum, the Museum of Art, the riverfront, the Academy of Natural Sciences, all of the great events on the Parkway, Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, Independence Hall and more! My kids practically lived in museums when we lived in Philly. If you can find a magnet school or charter school for your child, you'll be a happy family and your children will grow up aware of history, culture and arts.
Option #2 and #3 would just be finding the right neighborhood in CC that you find warm and inviting. Philly is a walking town, I didn't own a car for several years while I lived there, and was very happy using my feet to explore the city.
Philly has a LOT to offer.
Scott Miller, Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL
The School District of Philadelphia gives you comparative information.
However, you didn't mention school age. For middle and upper school, you should check out Masterman in the city's Fairmount / Art Museum area. President Obama was recently here to praise their accomplishments.
Finally, don't forget the great array of private, religious and charter schools. The bottom line is you have many great choices.
But I can speak more freely in person. I'll give you first hand experience and others you can talk to. Feel free to call me at 215 266 7227 or write me: MoveSmarter@Gmail.com
Welcome to the City of Brotherly Love,
The agent below is correct. go to Philly Mag. If you are looking for schools the suburbs seem to be more desirable than the city itself. Also, it all comes down to how much you can afford. If you can spend a million I would recommend the Mainline. If you are in the 500's I would think Newtown/Yardley would be good. Also, would you be taking the train and/or going to New York City much? Email me at Joel@KandJHomes.com and let's figure out exactly what you are looking for.
Let me start off by saying, "Welcome to Philadelphia!"
To answer your questions is no easy task. There are many questions that I need to ask before I can just say what areas would be suitable for you and your family. To help get you started, here are some good Philadelphia websites to visit:
http://www.phillymag.com - Philadelphia Magazine puts out school rankings every year for both the city and suburbs. Very easy to read with great details.
http://www.philadelphiaspeaks.com - This is a neighborhood forum website that allows you to speak to actual people living in and around Philadelphia; it's broken down by neighborhoods.
http://www.phillypolice.com - This is the Philadelphia Police Force's website. It has a "Crime Maps & Stats" section at the bottom of the home page that lets you view crime stats for different areas. It can be a little overwhelming, but it's a good tool.
After you do some more research on your own, please feel free to contact me with any additional questions. If you would like to meet and discuss your goals, I can suggest a good place for coffee.
If I do not hear from you, I wish you and your family the best.
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We live in an urban area at the moment. We travel 8 miles to get to work at the moment, so anything like that (roughly 30-45 minutes driving time) is acceptable. I would like a good public school. I noticed some lovely houses by Watson Comly elementary School and William H Loesche elementary School. I am hopeful about the schools with a class 4 or 5 rating. We have $400.000 give or take.
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It is great to have you here! Philadelphia, once you are here is an incredibly easy area to navigate with each area having it's own unique attributes. By knowing a few of your interests, hobbies and perhaps your job position, I can help you determine which neighborhood would be the best fit for you. Do your weekends consist of strolls in the park or meandering around a Museum? Do you have a pet? Would you prefer to live in a neighborhood that is on the rise or one that is already established? Let me know and I can give you some more detailed information that should help you moving forward. My email is email@example.com
If you check out my company website http://www.philadelphiarealestatehub.com you can search the green space, restaurants, statistics and news for each neighborhood in the city. This will help acclimate you as well.
Philadelphia Magazine's data regarding:
Most Exclusive Areas to live:
The Best Public Schools
Guide to Private Schools
I look forward to hearing from you with any questions or specifics!
All the best,
ECO BROKER, REALTOR, INTERIOR DESIGNER
If you want to live in Philadelphia then I would suggest schools in the 19115 zipcode. I have clients and friends that are currently teachers in the Philadelphia school system and even they tell me we have the best public schools in the city.
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how old are your children?
when do you plan on moving?
what is the price range of the home you want to buy?
how many bedrooms and bathrooms?
I cansend you school reports and community reports for both Philadelphia and the suburban schools as well.
I live and work in the downtown area.
The Center City area of zip code 19103 has the highest per capita income in the City. It is reminiscent of a mini-Manhatten and has a great quality of life.
It also depends on the ages of your children. The elementary and middle schools are highly rated and there are great charter schools for high schools dependent on your children's interests.
I am happy to help you with your transition and any detailed questions.
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