If you are going to drexel you will be up at queen lane. Not in U city or at hahnemann. The housing situation right by queen lane BLOWS. I lived there for a year while getting my masters. I lived in a neighborhood called germantown. Let me just put it this way: when i moved out an individual snuck in through the open door (during me going up and down the stairs with boxes), hid in the basement, stole my specialized S works mountain bike, a laptop and over a grand in jewelry from another girl in my house. In broad daylight...very bold. If you live right by queen lane in east falls its a better area...but still doesnt really do it for me. I lived in manayunk for a year also...technically in roxborough. Its a pretty cool area if you are into the bar scene. Depending on what you like...it may piss you off. Lots of drunk college age kids will be milling around at all hours of the night causing trouble, etc. But pretty much all of the bars there are decent ( I like the brewery myself). Great restaurants in Manayunk too. Now I live in conshohoken which is an up and coming Manayunk type area about a half hour west of center city. If you are in temple I guess CC would be for you...but like any city housing is expensive down there, you will have to deal with a $hitty parking situation if you have a car. You will prob rack up hundreds in parking tickets down there as well if you dont follow the parking signs to a T. But CC is a cool scene as well if you are into downtown living. I dont really like living downtown, but love going out down there. I just bought a house about 20 mins north of center city in Abington...so that will be a bit of a commute to PCOM for me! Theres my $.02! Good luck!
That might be hard to find, but not impossible. I would start looking with Craigslist.So, what would be a good area to live in around Center City/Jefferson? I have a car and would like to keep it, but I understand you don't really need it in Philly, and it's really expensive to keep one. I'm looking to pay at most 850/month for a 1 bed/1 bath. Any suggestions? Is 850 reasonable? Most of the monthly rents I've seen are around 1000, and that makes me crap my pants.
That might be hard to find, but not impossible. I would start looking with Craigslist.
Not impossible, but definitely hard to find.
Thanks guys for the emphasis! HahaFind not to impossible, but hard definitely
If you are going to temple CC would be the way to go. Drexel...manayunk would be the way to go. Everywhere in the Yunk is walking distance to the r6 and thats about 30 mins or so from Manayunk station to CC. You should be able to find a place in CC for less than 700 with a roomate....w/o a roomate tho that would be impossible. Manayunk you could prob. find a 1 bedroom w/o a roomate for around 700. My 2 bedroom 1.5 bath apt in manayunk was 1300 a month....brand new construction though...but I remember seeing a lot for around 700 on craigs. Manayunk is pretty nice but cheaper because its a college'y area IMO.This thread is supposed to be all about me, me, me and me..hahaaaa jk. But, ya I would like to keep my car if it's possible. I live in the burbs and have never taken a train or a bus Ever!. So it would be hard to adjust. The first most important thing for me is the proximity of my apt to the school. The next wld be the night life. I have narrowed down my choices to either Manayunk or center city. But it seems like most people live/like center city better. I don't know if I would find an apt that is close by with my 700 dollar budget. I am planning to live with a roommate. Yep..keep the suggestions coming. Thanks y'all.
Jeff is at around 10th and walnut. University city is 30th+ So thats like a 20 block walk every day. The market frankford line goes east west...but the subway is fing sketchy as hell...unless ur packin ur thunderwear or with a friend...or 4. I walked from 30th street station to HUP one time for a job interview and it took me like a half hour.... And for future reference 3 miles in philly could very well take you an hour. I live prob 5 miles west of CC and if you are on stuck on 76 in traffic that will take at least an hour.I have a question regarding the University City area.... Google map says it's only 3 miles away from Jefferson, but for some reason, I feel like it'd be a long commute. Any comments?
Depends on how you commute! I walked from University City to the Gallery (11th & Market, pretty close to Jeff) almost every day for an entire summer in late high school, and it took a little less than an hour, but it was a nice walk (except for the pr0n theatres for a block or two). If you had a bike, you might be able to do it. I would NOT drive it, though.I have a question regarding the University City area.... Google map says it's only 3 miles away from Jefferson, but for some reason, I feel like it'd be a long commute. Any comments?
son, aint no real place to live on 30th unless you are looking at the really expensive domus type apartments where flyers players and wharton mba's liveJeff is at around 10th and walnut. University city is 30th+ So thats like a 20 block walk every day. The market frankford line goes east west...but the subway is fing sketchy as hell...unless ur packin ur thunderwear or with a friend...or 4. I walked from 30th street station to HUP one time for a job interview and it took me like a half hour.... And for future reference 3 miles in philly could very well take you an hour. I live prob 5 miles west of CC and if you are on stuck on 76 in traffic that will take at least an hour.
Of course, the smartest thing to do would be to hop on the subway. It'll only take you a few minutes.
I wasnt suggesting 30th just that I walked from 30th to HUP and it took me a half hour.....what condos u talkin about???son, aint no real place to live on 30th unless you are looking at the really expensive domus type apartments where flyers players and wharton mba's live
University City is really like 40-47
you could live on other side of the bridge (on center city 22nd ish) but its gonna be 1000+ for a 1BR
Thats what I did....bought a house...way out from PCOM. The regional rails kinda suck...but they are fine for commuting to/from work/school.Oh, and FWIW, I'm only applying to the schools in Philly because of my husband's job. We're hoping to buy a house early next year before I would matriculate. I'm hoping we can get a place within walking distance of a regional rail station and I can just hop on the R-whatever line down to school. This depends on the school, though. I may just drive it. I'll figure it out when/if I get in.
Whoa, really? I've always been fine riding the El. Though someone DID try to jump my husband about 9 years ago at Bridge & Pratt late at night. Two skinny little Latino teenage boys. They were bad at it, too. And my husband is a big dude, built like a linebacker. He wound up throwing them off of him/into a wall while he yelled for help.wow ur a brave girl. I recall back when I was @ Drexel I went down into suburban station from the 15th/JFK entrance and a group of black guys cornered me and told me I could never use that entrance again bc "I wasnt black." (in different words of course)
flash mobWhoa, really? I've always been fine riding the El. Though someone DID try to jump my husband about 9 years ago at Bridge & Pratt late at night. Two skinny little Latino teenage boys. They were bad at it, too. And my husband is a big dude, built like a linebacker. He wound up throwing them off of him/into a wall while he yelled for help.
They were SO bad at it, man.flash mob
They were SO bad at it, man.
He was on his way home from a show or something he had to see for school when he was going to Temple. They got on the train, which was EMPTY, and sat practically right next to him. Then he was waiting for the bus at Bridge & Pratt and the one came up to him and was like, "Do you have any money?"
Hubs said, "No."
Skinny thug 1 says, "Can I check ya?"
Hubs again, "... no."
Skinny thug 1 (Skinny thug 2 is out of sight right now), "Well, can I talk to you over there." He points to a shadowy corner.
Husb, once more with feeling, "Yeah... no."
Skinny thug 1, "Dude, it's not like we're going to mug you or anything!"
All this time, skinny thug 2 is "creeping" up behind my husband, but the idiot neglected to notice that the light was cast in such a way that his shadow was in front of him, and my husband saw him coming. Thug 2 jumped on his back, and thug 1 started to hit him. These guys, together, weighed less than my husband, I'm sure. So he starts, literally, throwing Thug 2 off his back, grabbed Thug 1 and shoved him into a wall, all the while yelling, "Help! I'm being mugged!"
They ran away! Hubs went across the street to the drug store and they let him call his dad to come pick him up. Husband: 1 (minus a broken CD player wire). Thugs: 0.