I hope my GT brothers and sisters can help me here. My wife is going to be going on an internship in Philadelphia working for the Navy for the summer.
My question is what kind of prices are good for the area as far as short term apartments or hotels, and most importantly what are the best areas to stay in.
Is Philadelphia itself a more dangerous place and commutting from New Jersey or outside the city is better.
Decent price would be nice but safety is of the paramount. Any information is appreciated.
I don't know much about prices, but i can tell you that if she's on the Navy base, she's not in "tha hood". There are plenty of bad areas to stay away from, but honestly, from the Navy yard, you'd kinda have to seek them out. Just across the river in Camden, they still hold the "Most Dangerous City" award, but certain portions of North Philly, West Phily, and Southwest Philly are working hard to see to it we strip them of the title.