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mdwilson, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA

what are some popular neighborhoods, good schools in Phil for families? We have an 8 yo boy.

Asked by mdwilson, Philadelphia, PA Thu Sep 6, 2012

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Hi Mdwilson:

Most people do not realize that under the fair housing act real estate professionals are not legally permitted to answer your question.

The Philadelphia school district & police department has good websites to view, also check out center city distrct website as well as every block.com. They should give you some direction.

Ana Barlow
The Barlow Group
Keller Williams Center City Realty
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Check out the school information, such as via websites. Who has good test scores and the programs you would be interested in? Also check out the crime rate in the areas where you are interested.
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St Richards in area code 19145 there is also a public school Bregy in the same area.
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St Nicholas of Tolentine. 9th and Moore streets.
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4 of the most highly regarded public elementary schools in Philadelphia are located in some very desirable neighborhoods. The four schools I am referring to are: Meredith, McCall, Greenfield and Penn-Alexander. All are located in neighborhoods that include historic homes and tree lined streets with walkable access to fine dining, cafes, pubs, parks, etc. I know the neighborhoods and schools well. Feel free to contact me.

Michael Garden


215 500 2981
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 6, 2012
Hi MD Wilson..... Im an old Philly Boy from Way Back.... I Use to represent the City as Ambassader of Good Will.

Can you call me so we can talk?

There is just too musch to say on an email + my fingers are too fat for this key board... :-)

All the Best John Curci RE/MAX 215-757-2889
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 6, 2012
Hi, there are many good schools in the city but one of the most popular areas is the Meredith School Catchment.
This link will take you to a website that shows you the boundaries of the catchment area.
If you are interested in finding a home in Philadelphia, I would love to assist you. Please feel free to contact me.
Ezra Roulinavage
Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors Society Hill
530 Walnut St Suite 260
215-627-6005 Main office
215-605-6633 Mobile.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 6, 2012
Hi, You can visit http://www.Homefair.com and click on the "city reports" section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. They have a great side by side zip code comparison feature as well. As for schools you can visit http://www.SchoolDigger.com, http://www.GreatSchools.org, and http://www.SchoolMatters.com

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