Changes in Old City

Changes in Old City

A lot has changed in Old City since I first moved here in the fall of 2004.  As a recent college graduate I was looking for a neighborhood that was walkable to Center City, had easy access to public transportation and offered a variety of dining/entertainment options at my fingertips.  After knocking on some doors and making some phone calls, I found a great apartment that would be my home for the next six years.  During that time I had a chance to experience Old City’s vibrant art scene, rich history and dozens of unique local businesses.  I also met some great local residents that would frequent the same establishments as I did on a daily basis.  Many of these strangers are now some of my closest friends.  Although my neighborhood experience has been mostly positive, the Old City leaders have been forced to deal with a number of challenges as they attempt to provide a balance between the hectic weekend nightlife scene and the ever growing residential population.  Although it remains a constant struggle, I have noticed some encouraging signs in the past year that should give local residents some hope for the future of Philadelphia’s oldest neighborhood.  After six years of renting out a one bedroom bachelor pad, I decided to invest and fix up a two bedroom apartment just north of the Ben Franklin Bridge in spring of 2010.  With a great view of the Center City Skyline and a designated parking spot, what else could I ask for?  Oh thats right, I am now engaged to marry a girl I met in Old City almost three years ago.  Clearly, Old City will always have a special place in my heart.  Cheers!


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Dated: August 1st 2012
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About Lindsey: I know how important home is. I've lived in many homes across several countries and states. I came t...

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