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Fri Mar 30, 2012
Fran and Mark Redding answered:
One of the best ways to learn about a neighborhood or development is to knock on doors and ask the neighbors.
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Barbara Berue answered:
Check out www. neighborhoodscout.com for more information. The Description and overview tabs are very helpful, and you can sign up for further info, such as crime stats. There are many sites that can help you with this information, but I like the overview tab on this site!
If you would like other great resources, I'd be glad to help/

Barbara Berue, Realtor
Keller WIlliams Realty
610-513-8900 cell
610-520-0100 office
http://barbberue.yourkwagnet.com
bberue@kw.com
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Wed Feb 29, 2012
Ana Barlow answered:
Real estate professionals are not able to answer your questions regarding crime statistics.

Please log in to the Philadelphia Police Departments Interactive Crime Map for your own research.

Thank you!

Ana Barlow
Coldwell Banker Preferred
anabarlow@gmail.com
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Tue Aug 30, 2011
Vanessa Andrews asked:
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Fri Feb 11, 2011
Bill Eckler answered:
Sophie,

Issues of crime and safety are often best directed to the local police department or county sheriff's department. They have access to the most current and accurate information and are generally willing to be supportive.

Best wishes,

Bill
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Mon Jun 17, 2013
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:
We'll assume you want to know about the value of properties and quality of life at Cambridge and Ridge Ave? The area is the furthest Northern boarder of The Art Museum Area which means it is at "the fringe" as we like to call it. Other Neighborhoods that are "fringe" neighborhoods are Old Kensington (19122) which is further East and Brewery Town (19121) which is just over Girard Avenue on the North side.

The area at Cambridge and Ridge is super close to Girard Ave which is heavily traveled by the Girard Avenue El traffic and other regular car traffic on Ridge. The location is is a development stage and "up and coming" as they say. Landmarks such as the area churches, the Girard Prison and Girard College give this area a Historic value as well.

There is a significant amount of restoration going on between Fairmount Ave and Girard, along Ridge Ave and further West. Many homes have been rehabbed and restored and there has been a sprouting of condo conversions throughout the area.

I (Stephanie) have lived at Corinthian and Girard and at 19th and Girard for a few years and I was quite fond of the area. It was easy access to center city and I easily found local jaunts to call my own including Life Sport Gym, numerous restaurants and grocery shops, North Star for live music, and so much more.
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Mon Dec 28, 2009
Anna M Brocco answered:
For an accuurate answer, why not visit the local police department and ask all your questions, they'll gladly answer and you'll be happy to have heard the information firsthand. Keep in mind that real estate professionals are prohibited from enticing a buyer to buy, or not, in specific neighborhoods. ... more
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Sun May 3, 2009
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:
Househunter,

That area has very nice condos and townhomes. It is located so close to Center City that it's convenience makes it a highly desired spot for many people who work or play in the city. I am going to pass on to yo a link that gives you a break down of all of the recent crime activity on a block by block type of map. I think you may find it helpful. The link is provided for you below. I hope this gives you a the info you are looking for. It should answer your question about 24th and South as well.

http://citymaps.phila.gov/CrimeMap/StepByStep.aspx
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Mon Jan 31, 2011
Michael P. Cohen answered:
I lived a 23rd and brown for years and loved the area. it is very nice tree iined area, with a good neighborhood watch,
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Mon Aug 25, 2008
Tameka Goldsborough answered:
Hi Casey, I don't live in the city, but here might be a good place to start --> www.poweltonvillage.org. I also suggest to my clients, to call the local police department to obtain a crime report.

Good luck!
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Mon Jun 17, 2013
Alina Kanevsky answered:
Hey Susan,
i'm a urban dweller also and have lived in center city for a good number of years. i work in lending for a local bank and would be happy to advise you on real estate in center city philadelphia. It all depends on what your overal goal for the property in the next 5 to 10 years will be. you can reach me by email at alinak33@yahoo.com or on my cell at 267-474-8050.
thank you,
Alina Kanevsky
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Mon Apr 21, 2008
Barbara Berue answered:
Hi Robin,
Here is a link for the area information: http://www.zipskinny.com/index.php?zip=19147&pagetype=schools.
I would be glad to help you in finding a property that your comfortable with. You can also check out my website below. I am in the Delaware County area, but have had many clients in Philadelphia and family there as well. ... more
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Thu Feb 11, 2010
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Hi Billy,

I live in the 19111 section of Northeast Philadelphia, and I love the neighborhood and my neighbors. Castor Gardens is a good area as well. Philadelphia is a block by block city, no one block is the same. Your personal preview of the neighborhood of course is key.

Please visit my site, and check out some listings when you get a chance.
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Wed Mar 16, 2011
Ggggg answered:
My wife and I purchased a home in East Mount Airy 3.5 years ago. We are near Germantown and the Infusion coffee shop--on the east side. We've never had problems--and, we have young kids. East Mount Airy is a very diverse community with lots of middle-class WORKING families. Of course, there are some problem teenagers--but teenagers are difficult to escape--period. I would advise you to spend time walking around during the day and early evenings in the neighborhood to get a feel for it. Visit the shops and restaurants along Germantown between Mt. Pleasant and Mt. Airy. East Mt. Airy has many beautiful blocks and homes and loads of potential. And, home prices tend to be significantly less than on the west side. FYI, you can check out crime stats on UPenns website--great mapping feature. ... more
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Wed Jun 4, 2008
Linette Carroll answered:
The best way to find out if an area is a crime free area is to check with the local police. Find the crime records and see where crimes are happening. Go to the area on a weekend and speak with the residents of the community, the store owners, etc. . Take a trip there in the late evening and see what the atmosphere is like. ... more
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