My husband doesn't care too much about the drive time....at least right now.
I on the other hand, well - I don't have to end up at the spot on the map
lol. I just want my 4 year old in a decent pre-school. Private is fine as
long as it's not a zillion dollars. She is enrolled in a church pre-school
at the moment and LOVES it. Not sure about there but here in MD, unless you
are low income or the child needs special help, public pre-k is out of the
question. A similar school would be great. It is really a learning
environment. They have a computer, do science experiments, have a music
presentation as well as a drama presentation. It is very nice :) It is 3
half days a week (9-12) The best part - it is $135 a month....
Any chance of finding something like this there?
*sigh* Sometimes military life is really inconvenient
Roberta ( who would like to stay in MD as long as she was supposed to :/)
I am actually surprised that he is considering these orders. He is a
country boy at heart (born and raised in NC) So, to take him to a big city
is going to be interesting.
> How far (in driving time) are you willing to be from the place on the map?
> Can you get some help from the Navy people? Isn't there a housing
> coordinator or housing information person? If I were you, I'd plan a quick
> trip up here to look around--Philadelphia is difficult because areas
> in character very abruptly. We've only been here 5 years and I remember
> frightening it was to drive. Because the streets go on slants, you often
> can't just go around the block if you miss a turn. If you try, you can end
> up in a very iffy area very quickly. We actually bought a GPS system to
> in the car because I had to do a lot of driving with my work.
> > I am in Southern MD at the moment.
> > These "suburbs" - could you list a few? I am trying desperatly to find
> > home for rent. most of the names mean nothing to me lol
> > > Hi...I'm in the Philly area, a suburb that borders on the city. The
> > > location is in northeast Philadelphia, about a 10-15 minute drive from
> > > home. You'll probably want to stay in the northeast area of the city
> > the
> > > nearby suburbs. Most of the other areas of the city are either very
> > > expensive or problematic--or quite a distance. The city is tough for
> > > driving. As you can see from the map, nothing goes north-south or
> > east-west,
> > > so driving means a lot of sailing-like tacking.
> > > Where are you now?
> > > --Heidi
> > > http://community.webshots.com/user/rabbit2b
> > > > I am just curious if any of you ladies (or gentlemen) is in the
> > > area?
> > > > My husband will be notified by the end of next week if we will be
> > > > transferred to NAVICP Philadelphia (he is in the Navy) by Sept 1st
> > > > I have no idea about the area - I don't even know where to start
> > > for
> > > > housing, or a pre-school.....
> > > > This is a link to the general area that he will be working...
> > > > shortened to http://tinyurl.com/5yr5q
> > > > Any information about the area - where to look, where not to look -
> > > > pre-school situations ANYTHING would be great
> > > > Thank you
> > > > Roberta (in MD...for now)