I would stay south of Market on the 95 side of town. If you can work the train at both ends (which is always the problem) then I'd use that just for the miles on your car every day.
Also South Philly the farther south from Center City, the parking improves. It's always bad anywhere in SOuth Philly but gets worse the closer you are to Market.
You can also live in Northern Liberites, Fishtown, Port Richmond and even Mayfair on the north side if you're willing to deal with 95 in the PM north of Market.
Parking improves and rents decline as you go north to even Cottman. While not as cool Mayfair isn't far off from deep South Philly (south south) cost wise and bar/dining wise.
You could also live in University City and even Fairmount as this would allow you to use 30th Street Station and still get to 95 pretty easily via 76 and take 76 to the Airport via 26th St (highway)
Last edited by desolate; 06-04-2010 at 08:18 AM.
I'm not seeing all these supposed bikes in all these million dollar bike lanes.