Hi there! I’m Theresa. I’m currently living in Staten Island, NY. I had three roommates there, but they’ve all up and left due to life changes/hating NYC, and I can’t afford to stay there anymore.
I’m looking in Philadelphia, where I went to school and where a number of my good friends reside. I’m pretty much looking at the Center City/ Rittenhouse/Washington Square West districts; it’s a lot more expensive than University City, and South Philly, but the area isn’t as shady. It’s a business district, but anything you need to get to is a quick walk or subway or bus ride away, which makes it truly a great I-have-no-car location. I want a studio for a decent price; the high end of my budget is $750. A washer and dryer in the unit or building would be great, but in this situation, I’ll take what I can get. A walk-in closet could seal the deal.
I’ve found some great Philadelphia resources for apartments, of course Craigslist, Philadelphia Weekly, a local newspaper that has classifieds and Philly Blog Forum, a forum that a bunch of locals post in.
I’m already in Philly eating cheesesteak pizza, and looking at apartments…almost. Terry and I headed to North University City and ended up in a shady neighborhood. I didn’t bother looking at the apartment, because the area scared me so. And I didn’t get even close to the later appointment since the street scene started freaking me out. Both places were out of the way from Center City, where I’m looking for jobs.
I have four appointments tomorrow closer to Center City, and one of them is a studio in Rittenhouse (gorgeous area) for $750, gas and electric not included. A friend of mine is also looking at a 1 bedroom in the same building, and that would be great to be so close to friends. Wish me luck!
Yeah…it’s too bad the landlord at that spot in Rittenhouse turned out to be a jerk. Tough luck.
I am looking in that area also (would be moving from Long Island……why would you not want to live in South Jersey? Just curious…