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Old Feb 3rd 2011, 6:46 am
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I have a phone interview tonight regarding a job in the suburbs of Phillie.

Whats Phillie like? Although I'm getting older are there heaps of Bars, Cafes, Hot woman etc?

Is Phillie affordable currently I pay $800USD pcm for my 1 bedroom flat in Perth, Austalia.

Whats the best way to get to New York? Is it normal to go to NY for weekends?

Is Phillie safe? Any areas to avoid?

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Old Feb 3rd 2011, 7:00 am
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jesus... 800 a month in perth... share house with 6 people?

when i was in philly i loved it, plenty to see and do... women not so hot hot but they did the trick
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Old Feb 3rd 2011, 7:01 am
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Whats the best way to get to New York? Is it normal to go to NY for weekends?
They have something called the 'China Town Bus' which stops in Philly, and will take you into NYC for something like $20. It will also take you to DC and Boston. That is definitely the cheapest way (about a 2.5-3 hour trip), fastest might be train, but that is a lot more expensive.
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It's a great town, plenty to do. Lots of bars, restaurants, music.

My s-i-l has a nice 2-bed apartment in South Philly for $1300 pcm. She's in an OK but not great area. Figure $1500 for an apt in a good part.

Parts to avoid are North and North-East Philly. Center City is perfectly safe but expensive. West Philly is better closer to the universities - it used to be said avoid west of 40th St but these days you could push that 5-6 blocks further west. South Philly is better nearer South St: s-i-l is on Catharine which is the edge of the better parts.
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Is Phillie affordable currently I pay $800USD pcm for my 1 bedroom flat in Perth, Austalia.
It's hard to say if it's affordable, since we have no idea how much money you have left over after you've paid $800 for rent.


Whats the best way to get to New York?
Train.


Is it normal to go to NY for weekends?
Many people commute daily! It's not something I'd want to do, but lots of folks do it.

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Originally Posted by Weebie View Post
I have a phone interview tonight regarding a job in the suburbs of Phillie.

Whats Phillie like? Although I'm getting older are there heaps of Bars, Cafes, Hot woman etc?

Is Phillie affordable currently I pay $800USD pcm for my 1 bedroom flat in Perth, Austalia.

Whats the best way to get to New York? Is it normal to go to NY for weekends?

Is Phillie safe? Any areas to avoid?

Cheers,

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Any areas to avoid?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Badlands
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