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Old 01-22-2017, 11:08 PM   #1
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Philadelphia...with a family??

Hi mamas!

Looks like a move to Philly is in our near future as my hubby will be attending grad school there. We're from Canada - West Coast - so BIG change!

I've been looking at places to live and it's really overwhelming...does anyone have any advice for a good area to live with 4 kids?

We care about:

* Safety
* sports and activities for kids
* some sort of nature/parks
* close to main line is good but not necessary
* commutable to Villanova

Not sure if we'l be homeschooling or if our kids will go to school....


AHH!!! Help

Thanks!

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Old 01-26-2017, 05:13 PM   #2
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Re: Philadelphia...with a family??

Weird. No one here has ever lived in Philly?
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I did. I was born and raised there but I know little to nothing about the suburbs of the city so I'm not going to be much help. I left when I graduated college and lived for a very short time in Secane, which I didn't know until now is only 20 minutes or so from Villanova.

City-data.com has forums and a quick google search took me to some of their threads about areas to live in if attending Villanova. It seemed pretty informational.
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Re: Philadelphia...with a family??

I used to love about an hour and a half north of there until last March. I loved visiting Philadelphia. Lots of history and museums and stuff. Not sure about the immediate suburbs for living but king of Prussia best shopping in the area outside of New York City.
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I used to love about an hour and a half north of there until last March. I loved visiting Philadelphia. Lots of history and museums and stuff. Not sure about the immediate suburbs for living but king of Prussia best shopping in the area outside of New York City.
No matter where you live, downtown Philadelphia is easy to get to and has plenty to do. Probably the thing I miss most.
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