chunkers24 wrote:So after the ASD, I am pretty sure I am attending Temple in the Fall. I, however, am not from Philly. So can anyone tell me what are some good areas to live in with a dog (he's pretty big)? I have heard that Fairmount is pretty nice. Is there anywhere else you would recommend?
I must object and say not to live in Manayunk, or at least not make it your first choice until you visit. It would be far away from school if you did not want to use public transportation (which is more expensive coming from Manayunk than in the city), driving would suck, and I feel that most of your entering classmates would live in the city somewhere, leaving you always a decent commute away. I also believe (not sure though) that the express from Manayunk to Temple only runs once during the day. Anyway. Manayunk is a really nice area and a great place to live if you don't mind being further away from school.
I think all (nice) areas of Philly are up for consideration really.
Just click on this link (which does not show Manayunk) ... http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... wAg&dur=36
Any neighborhood touching Market St., to the north or south, are going to be a little more pricey and will generally get cheaper as you travel further away. All areas are fine with having a dog, it is the landlord you need to consider. There are dog parks and regular parks throughout the city, some better than others. The dog park near me (11th and Lombard), is awesome.
There are nice areas and not so nice areas that will be within some of the neighborhoods. Example, Queens Village can be really nice, but some parts close to Washington Ave are not so much, similar situation in UCity.
My only suggestion is to NOT live in the area surrounding Temple.
Consider transportation (is the subway close, do I have a direct bus route, can I bike there?), cost, etc.
If you want something more detailed about areas you are considering or want to give me more specifics of what you are looking for in an area, feel free to PM me and I would be glad to help in anyway or post on here and I am sure people will be glad to chime in.
Also, this link has a bunch of neighborhoods, and when you click on them, they tell you a bit about the area
...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ph ... ghborhoods