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Hello you incredibly helpful SDN posters,

I was recently accepted to Temple Pharmacy and I'm really looking forward to attending the school in the fall.

I had a question for anyone really familiar with the school. As an incoming P1, where would you recommend that I stay for the first year? Where do the majority of them stay?

IMO, the first year is the BEST year to build the friendships and connections that you'll carry with you for the rest of the Temple Program. I know that I would not have met many of my college friends and study partners if I didn't dorm in a freshman dorm.

I heard that Temple does offer dorming, but that most Pharmacy students live off campus? Any idea where most pharmacy students or most first years live?

Thanks for the help!
 

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Hello you incredibly helpful SDN posters,

I was recently accepted to Temple Pharmacy and I'm really looking forward to attending the school in the fall.

I had a question for anyone really familiar with the school. As an incoming P1, where would you recommend that I stay for the first year? Where do the majority of them stay?

IMO, the first year is the BEST year to build the friendships and connections that you'll carry with you for the rest of the Temple Program. I know that I would not have met many of my college friends and study partners if I didn't dorm in a freshman dorm.

I heard that Temple does offer dorming, but that most Pharmacy students live off campus? Any idea where most pharmacy students or most first years live?

Thanks for the help!

Temple is in "North" Philadelphia. So my best suggestion if you can; is to come down and see the area for at least 1 or 2 days..u wont go wrong for the rest of the semester. I suggest u dont make commitments from far away..also june and july is a good time to get leases..try their off campus housing website (if they have one) and craigslist too..I dont think the housing up there is that expensive!
Congrats!!
 

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Temple is in "North" Philadelphia. So my best suggestion if you can; is to come down and see the area for at least 1 or 2 days..u wont go wrong for the rest of the semester. I suggest u dont make commitments from far away..also june and july is a good time to get leases..try their off campus housing website (if they have one) and craigslist too..I dont think the housing up there is that expensive!
Congrats!!

Thanks for the suggestion. I will go down to Philly for a few days to look around.

And I wanted to say incredibly handsome SDN posters also but I didn't want to exaggerate =)

Does anyone else have any suggestions or ideas of where Temple P1's mostly live?
 

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if you value safety and sanity, try to avoid the immediate area by the school.

If you have access to a car, there are nicer parts in northeast philadelphia that are about a 20-30 minute drive from the school.

if you don't have a car, try to get a place within walking distance of the broad street subway, or the market-frankford train.

The neighborhoods in philly vary greatly. A few blocks can really make a difference.
 

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Try university city....get on craigslist...lots of students always looking to share...
 

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Thanks for the help. I don't have access to a car so an apt more than a few blocks is away wouldn't be convenient.

I guess I'll look around on Craigslist to see if there are any other P1's.

I guess a mythical residence where many pharmacy students live is just a fantasy =(
 
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I'm in my last year at Temple, but I lived at home in the Northeast and drove. A good amount of people lived on Main campus (the Edge, Triangle Apartments, University Village) and either took the subway or the Temple shuttle to the pharmacy school. I know people who live with other Temple pharmacy students in Manayunk, City Line Ave, etc. The neighborhoods in Philly, definitely vary so if you can try to view the area first, I would. Also people did live in the areas right around the pharmacy school, but I wouldn't want to do that. If you are worried about making friends, there are a lot of student organizations (APhA, PSHP, LKS, KY, PDC) and you are in the same lecture hall with everyone all day long so I wouldn't worry :)
 

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Take an old man's advice. I don't know how much money you budgeted for housing. But if you come into town and buy a cheap car for 5K and keep it for 4 years, unless you get hosed, it will be worth it's weight in gold. Look at this place:


http://www.apartmentguide.com/apartments/Pennsylvania/Elkins-Park/Brookview-At-Elkins-Park/3889/
It's about $1800.00 per month. Get 2 roommates and your about $600.00 per month. My daughter is at a State School and I pay that much for a dorm. She is getting a house to rent next year at $500.00 per month for a bed room and a kitchen. If you were at Temple's main campus you would pay between $3,066 and $4,250 per semester for a stinking dorm room which is only for 9 months a year ($681/mo-$944/mo). Think ouside the box. A car for 5K plus insurance at 1500/year plus gas is about 3k per year over 4 years. A bargain for the freedom. Live like a king or queen for the same price as a dorm room....
 
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Those off-campus housing options mentioned above do seem appealing. But I opted to apply for on-campus graduate housing in the Triangle apartments. I figured that's the "safest" option because I'll be with other graduate students and won't have to go searching for a place in Philly (I live so far away). I plan to try it out for the first year and if it doesn't work out, I can look for other options once I'm more familiar with the area. Best of luck to you. :)
 

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A car is not necessary. There are cheap apartments in places that are pretty nice, and would take you an equal time on the subway during rush hour. If you feel like spending a lot of money, center city is great to live in and some areas aren't too far from the school. If you don't, university city is good. If you share with someone, than you could get a really good deal. Some parts of South Philly might not be bad either, and apartments there are cheap as well. I do agree however that the areas around Temple's pharmacy school aren't very good.
If you're in Philly and have to take public transportation, or are just looking how to get from the school to an apartment you're looking at, go to www.septa.org and there's a "plan my trip" tool that's pretty accurate and will tell you how to get from one place to another.
 

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Everyone I know who goes to Temple doesn't live anywhere within walking distance to campus. In fact, *I* live closer than most of my friends who go there and I'm at least a few miles down in center city.

Take this fact into consideration when looking for a place to live.

And to be more helpful...look into center city/south philly, it's a straight shot on one subway line and easy to get to. Remember, the health science campus is in an even WORSE part of town than Temple main campus. To give you an idea of the safety issues involved, they have stadium lighting aimed onto the street around campus. Stadium lights!
 
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I agree 100%
I am currently a student at main campus and am looking for apartments in center city as well as south philly! Do any of you have any suggestions for me?
 
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Yup, like was said in earlier posts, Temple campus is a scary place. My friends from temple tell me the place is deserted by 8pm. I was once near campus around 10pm, it was pretty scary.

Center city/west philly is fairly nice, there is a fairly nice building on 12th and walnut, and another nice building on pine i think?
As for west philly, houses are fairly cheap, and there are some nice apts too. Might want to avoid going past 46th, and past walnut. Spruce is a busy street, but there are no trolleys (the trolleys kept me up at night sometimes). Powelton properties is a good company that had a nice apt complex around 45th and springfield which had a parking lot (one free spot).
 

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Pick your poison. Ghetto or daily train ride. :thumbup:

was there last weekend. I was driving up Broad back from Dave & Buster's. There are Chinese joints on every block from Spring Garden all the way up to damned Glenside. I'm talking like 20+ joints.

And it's 2:30AM...

...and every one of them had a line of customers. On a Monday night.

WTF, Philly?
 
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WTF, Philly?
I ask this all the time.

Time to move to the suburbs! It's starting to smell like piss all around the city with the heat.

I've also noticed...the only people who like/defend filthadelphia are those who live in the suburbs and commute in. hummm....
 

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West Philly isn't that cheap, especially near Penn and Drexel. Most apartments, unless luxury, have not been renovated in decades.

I would look into Manayunk, Ardmore, or Main Line area. You need a car, but parking isn't impossible and it's a Manayunk is a fun place for students.

Good luck with housing!!
 

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You could live in Fishtown with all of the hipster douchebags.
 

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You and Dave and Buster's... :rofl: next time I go there, I'm gonna think of you :rofl:
 

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I ask this all the time.

Time to move to the suburbs! It's starting to smell like piss all around the city with the heat.
I'd take the city. My wife's pops moved up to Lansdale/North Wales. Nothing but a bunch of pretentious wankers. Except for the Assi market up there. I've seen some things in my life...but Bidet World blew my mind.
 

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West Philly isn't that cheap, especially near Penn and Drexel. Most apartments, unless luxury, have not been renovated in decades.

I would look into Manayunk, Ardmore, or Main Line area. You need a car, but parking isn't impossible and it's a Manayunk is a fun place for students.

Good luck with housing!!
It can be cheap (as in $400/month or less if you have roommates while still having your own room).
Well, the more renovated places are expensive, but I'll take my $320/month (with utilities) dump in West Philly any day over a nice place with central AC and in-room free washer/dryer for $600 or more per person.
Also, a convenient dump is sometimes better than a nice place outside the city (in terms of commuting expenses as well as having the chance of being stuck in traffic and missing lecture and just not having as much time on your hands).

However, I still stand by the fact that you shouldn't live in the Temple Health Sciences area, however cheap and convenient it is. Rode by there on a bus and that place is scary. The Temple main campus area might be OK.
 
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I had 6 bedrooms available but as we get closer to the new school year the rooms are filling up quickly. I am a Temple student renting one of the room, my other roomate is a first year Temple Medical student, 3 Physical Theraphy student now only one room is available. This year will be a great year because my roommate are totally cool and all are professional students. If you want to know more about this amazing house let me know:thumbup:

[email protected]
http://www.slide.com/r/rDcqPwve4z_Ddpn9NY2Izw6xgmuiPHrg?mail1=1


 
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Thanks for the help. I don't have access to a car so an apt more than a few blocks is away wouldn't be convenient.

I guess I'll look around on Craigslist to see if there are any other P1's.

I guess a mythical residence where many pharmacy students live is just a fantasy =(
Hello, I have a 3 bedroom house at 16th and Norris area (well within the security zone of Temple main campus) that I am looking to rent out--available August 1st. Maybe you can find 2 other P1s that are interested in living there as well? Its a single family home, 3 large bedrooms, 15. bath, kitchen, living room, dining room, one space off street parking, security system. It comes fully furnished to make moving easy and the price includes all utilities and wifi. message me if you are interested. Thank you.