Ok Ok...That's enough of the Philadelphia bashing. I live in Northeast Philadelphia and it is beautiful.Its very friendly,clean etc.(Somerton,Chalfont,Morell)What about Old City? Is that not nice either? I think people just hear about the bad parts of a city and disregard all the good. I understand, since i live in the northeast, I do not know much about north Philly aka "badlands" but I know that is the home to some people that really are trying to get their lives together and really do take pride in the city. Also, maybe people don't understand that children can be born into insufficient households and they grow up in these neighborhood and learn that way of life. What do you expect? Come on people, the world is not perfect here. There will always be violence, drugs, uneducated people etc wherever you go. It's a viscious cycle but its real, and you can either cry and complain or live with it or stay out. I won't deny that it's not the best idea for me to go to north philly and hang on a corner being an 18 year old white girl from the NE, but i respect that. What about center city? It supplies thousands of people with great jobs. What about the universities that students from all over the country come to go to? Temple University being one of then STRAIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF NORTH PHILLY...and it's an amazing school. There is Drexel, LaSalle, University of Pennsylvania. We have some amazing museums, a zoo, and great shops in center city. The club life can be a good time too. Del ave and old city are the places to party! So don't listen to all of the negative, it's really a good time here! I promise!
There are some really beautiful hotels down in center city, great food, Penns Landing, every possible club, museums, schools, universities, the zoo, places to shop, 2 AWESOME new stadiums and really friendly people that still believe in the city! Good Times.