Originally Posted by bunnity
For one thing, Penn Vet is not in West Philly per se. It is considered University City. Even where I live, 8 blocks west of the vet school, is barely considered West Philly. For another thing, the Fresh Prince song isn't really accurate - if you're going to live in Philly it's better West than South or North. And lastly, most of the violence is not random and if you're not owing people money for drugs it's very unlikely that someone's going to be chasing you around with a gun.
Well Kennett Square has more cows. And I'd be willing to be that a lot of suburbanities would still be willing to bring small animals to Kennett Square so that caseload would not necessarily suffer.
It sounds to me like you're more of a city person than I am, but big city living is a mega concern for me, especially having grown up in a Philly suburb, and as currently attending a land grant school. How do you keep cost of living down with being in Philly? Also do you have classmates that don't keep cars? And would they recommend it, or do they hate depending on others or zipcars?