OT: anyone in the Philadelphia area?

OT: anyone in the Philadelphia area?

Post by Robert » Thu, 15 Jul 2004 10:22:11



I am just curious if any of you ladies (or gentlemen) is in the Philly 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 looking for
housing, or a pre-school.....

This is a link to the general area that he will be working...

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=sear...

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)

 
 
 

OT: anyone in the Philadelphia area?

Post by hfw » Thu, 15 Jul 2004 11:27:35


Hi...I'm in the Philly area, a suburb that borders on the city. The map
location is in northeast Philadelphia, about a 10-15 minute drive from my
home. You'll probably want to stay in the northeast area of the city or 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


Quote:
> I am just curious if any of you ladies (or gentlemen) is in the Philly
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 looking
for
> housing, or a pre-school.....

> This is a link to the general area that he will be working...

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=sear...
Quote:

> 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)


 
 
 

OT: anyone in the Philadelphia area?

Post by Robert » Thu, 15 Jul 2004 12:03:53


I am in Southern MD at the moment.

These "suburbs" - could you list a few?  I am trying desperatly to find a
home for rent.  most of the names mean nothing to me lol


Quote:
> Hi...I'm in the Philly area, a suburb that borders on the city. The map
> location is in northeast Philadelphia, about a 10-15 minute drive from my
> home. You'll probably want to stay in the northeast area of the city or
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 Philly
> 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 looking
> for
> > housing, or a pre-school.....

> > This is a link to the general area that he will be working...

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=sear...

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Quote:

> > 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)

 
 
 

OT: anyone in the Philadelphia area?

Post by hfw » Thu, 15 Jul 2004 12:47:21


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 change
in character very abruptly. We've only been here 5 years and I remember how
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 use
in the car because I had to do a lot of driving with my work.

--Heidi

http://community.webshots.com/user/rabbit2b


Quote:
> I am in Southern MD at the moment.

> These "suburbs" - could you list a few?  I am trying desperatly to find a
> 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 map
> > location is in northeast Philadelphia, about a 10-15 minute drive from
my
> > home. You'll probably want to stay in the northeast area of the city or
> 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 Philly
> > 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
looking
> > for
> > > housing, or a pre-school.....

> > > This is a link to the general area that he will be working...

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=sear...

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Quote:

> > > 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)

 
 
 

OT: anyone in the Philadelphia area?

Post by Robert » Thu, 15 Jul 2004 20:40:30


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.


Quote:
> 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
change
> in character very abruptly. We've only been here 5 years and I remember
how
> 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
use
> in the car because I had to do a lot of driving with my work.

> --Heidi

> http://community.webshots.com/user/rabbit2b



> > I am in Southern MD at the moment.

> > These "suburbs" - could you list a few?  I am trying desperatly to find
a
> > 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
map
> > > location is in northeast Philadelphia, about a 10-15 minute drive from
> my
> > > home. You'll probably want to stay in the northeast area of the city
or
> > 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
Philly
> > > 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
> looking
> > > for
> > > > housing, or a pre-school.....

> > > > This is a link to the general area that he will be working...

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=sear...

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Quote:

> > > > 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)

 
 
 

OT: anyone in the Philadelphia area?

Post by Sharon Harpe » Thu, 15 Jul 2004 20:47:52


$135 per month?  Ouch!  Come to Melbourne Australia where kindergarten is 4
half days per week (4 & 5 year olds) and costs just $160 per term (about
9-11 weeks with 4 terms per year)!

--
Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Queen of Down Under)
http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/craft.html


Quote:
> 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
> change
> > in character very abruptly. We've only been here 5 years and I remember
> how
> > 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
> use
> > in the car because I had to do a lot of driving with my work.

> > --Heidi

> > http://community.webshots.com/user/rabbit2b



> > > I am in Southern MD at the moment.

> > > These "suburbs" - could you list a few?  I am trying desperatly to
find
> a
> > > 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
> map
> > > > location is in northeast Philadelphia, about a 10-15 minute drive
from
> > my
> > > > home. You'll probably want to stay in the northeast area of the city
> or
> > > 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
> Philly
> > > > 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
> > looking
> > > > for
> > > > > housing, or a pre-school.....

> > > > > This is a link to the general area that he will be working...

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=sear...

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Quote:

> > > > > 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)

 
 
 

OT: anyone in the Philadelphia area?

Post by Robert » Thu, 15 Jul 2004 20:51:06


You convince the NAVY to send my husband there - I will be on the next
plane - I promise you that :)

Roberta


Quote:
> $135 per month?  Ouch!  Come to Melbourne Australia where kindergarten is
4
> half days per week (4 & 5 year olds) and costs just $160 per term (about
> 9-11 weeks with 4 terms per year)!

> --
> Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Queen of Down Under)
> http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/craft.html



> > 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
> > change
> > > in character very abruptly. We've only been here 5 years and I
remember
> > how
> > > 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
> > use
> > > in the car because I had to do a lot of driving with my work.

> > > --Heidi

> > > http://community.webshots.com/user/rabbit2b



> > > > I am in Southern MD at the moment.

> > > > These "suburbs" - could you list a few?  I am trying desperatly to
> find
> > a
> > > > 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
> > map
> > > > > location is in northeast Philadelphia, about a 10-15 minute drive
> from
> > > my
> > > > > home. You'll probably want to stay in the northeast area of the
city
> > or
> > > > 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
> > Philly
> > > > > 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
> > > looking
> > > > > for
> > > > > > housing, or a pre-school.....

> > > > > > This is a link to the general area that he will be working...

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=sear...

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Quote:

> > > > > > 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)

 
 
 

OT: anyone in the Philadelphia area?

Post by <hac.. » Thu, 15 Jul 2004 23:13:46


I used to live in the Bucks County area in Newtown.  It took me about 30
minutes to get to the center city exit off I95.  The schools in the area are
some of the best in the country.  I really miss Bucks and try to get up
there at least once a year.  I now live in Florida and it's not the same.

Barb C.


Quote:
> I am just curious if any of you ladies (or gentlemen) is in the Philly
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 looking
for
> housing, or a pre-school.....

> This is a link to the general area that he will be working...

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=sear...
Quote:

> 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)

 
 
 

OT: anyone in the Philadelphia area?

Post by hfw » Thu, 15 Jul 2004 23:44:18


Oh, Roberta, I wish I could be more help, but since we don't have kids I
don't know *anything about the schools. Bucks County does have lots of areas
that are more "country," and Newtown is lovely but I think it's become quite
expensive since it's become a bedroom community with lots of commuters
working in NYC.

--Heidi

http://community.webshots.com/user/rabbit2b


Quote:
> 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
> change
> > in character very abruptly. We've only been here 5 years and I remember
> how
> > 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
> use
> > in the car because I had to do a lot of driving with my work.

> > --Heidi

> > http://community.webshots.com/user/rabbit2b



> > > I am in Southern MD at the moment.

> > > These "suburbs" - could you list a few?  I am trying desperatly to
find
> a
> > > 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
> map
> > > > location is in northeast Philadelphia, about a 10-15 minute drive
from
> > my
> > > > home. You'll probably want to stay in the northeast area of the city
> or
> > > 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
> Philly
> > > > 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
> > looking
> > > > for
> > > > > housing, or a pre-school.....

> > > > > This is a link to the general area that he will be working...

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=sear...

- Show quoted text -

Quote:

> > > > > 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)

 
 
 

OT: anyone in the Philadelphia area?

Post by Robert » Fri, 16 Jul 2004 00:40:15


Can you tell me anything about "72xx Leonard street in Castor Garden, right
off Cottman Ave "  That area - I found a house there that is very
reasonable - but I am wondering why lol :)

Roberta


Quote:
> Hi...I'm in the Philly area, a suburb that borders on the city. The map
> location is in northeast Philadelphia, about a 10-15 minute drive from my
> home. You'll probably want to stay in the northeast area of the city or
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 Philly
> 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 looking
> for
> > housing, or a pre-school.....

> > This is a link to the general area that he will be working...

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=sear...

- Show quoted text -

Quote:

> > 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)