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#31 of 33 Old 01-05-2014, 04:22 PM
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Welcome to Philadelphia!  I hope the move goes smoothly for you and your family.  Let us know when you're settled and maybe we can meet up.


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Thanks Jen. That sounds great:-)
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I just wanted to chime in for my neighborhood, West Mt. Airy.  It's in Northwest Philadelphia, and it has lots of trees, which is part of the reason I chose this location.  It feels like I am still connected to nature here. I moved to be close to Wissahickon Park, and to be within walking distance of the local co-op, coffee shop, and kids consignment shop.


Most of the tenants in my unit have been here for years now.  I took a prenatal yoga class right down the street, and I can ride my bike to Valley Green.  I personally did not want to have a big city feel to where I live, but I still wanted to be close to downtown. My son is almost 2, and it's been a great neighborhood for him so far.  I think there's a lot of support in the community.


It's also one of the more, if not the most diverse parts of Philadelphia- unlike other neighborhoods that seem really homogeneous.


I'd never let my child step foot into the Philadelphia School District schools.  I taught in them and they are a wreck.  That being said, younger kids have some great options with day schools and co-operative nursery schools, etc.  

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