What's the Fairmount section of Philly near Broad like?
June 3, 2014 5:48 PM Subscribe
My daughter is headed to Temple and has found an apartment near 15th and Fairmount in Philadelphia. What's it like in that area?
posted by lpsguy to Grab Bag (9 answers total)
My daughter is headed to Temple and has found an apartment near 15th and Fairmount in Philadelphia. While we've lived near Philly for awhile, I'm not from center city and am not familiar with that neighborhood. Looks nice and lively and walkable on Streetview. She saw it and likes it but there's competition for the apartment and wants to commit ASAP. She's a bright woman and I trust her judgement, but she's not a city kid. Chances of me getting there tonight to lay eyes on it are slim.
So, anyone know what it's like around that spot? Both good and bad, but safety is a concern. She's in her twenties and will be living with a fellow med student. Looks like a block walk to the Broad Street line. That's cool. But how about coming back from the city at night?
Any light about anything about living there would be greatly appreciated. I'm concerned that I don't know what I don't know. Thanks.