Relocating from Baltmore! Hopefully.
I'm hoping for a relocation (no job, yet!) from Baltimore to Philadelphia. I will relocate as soon as I accept a job I am offered, hopefully sooner rather than later. I am a single, child-less, 27 year old, veterinary professional seeking any advice! I have never moved alone and don't know many people in the Philadelphia area... I have applied to almost every veterinary hospital in the area in hopes of getting an offer. While I'm waiting, I'd love to do my homework about Philly. Ideally, I would be able to walk/bike to work (I HATE driving.) but since I don't know where I will be working I don't know where to look. If I can't walk to work, I'd love to be able to walk to every place else (bars, markets, etc.). What are the best neighborhoods for singles? Since I'm in a not-so-lucrative field, what are the best/safest neighborhoods for broke girls? Where are the best places to meet people? Night life? Live music? I've done some homework on some neighborhoods so I'm not totally in the dark, but I know you all will help me more than what I've found.
I'm a lively and energetic person, but I'm a bit daunted by the task of leaving the place I've live in for 13 years.
P.S. Anyone know any jobs for veterinary support staff? Or want to be my ally when I move here?!
Here's a map which could be of help:
Philadelphia County Safety Map - Google Maps
It's really hard to give recommendations without knowing where you'll be working and need to commute to. I'd say in general near Center City or South Philly, otherwise Manayunk, East Falls, Mt Airy areas might be worth looking into. Again, it depends on where you'll end up working especially if it's out in the suburbs (north or south suburbs, Jersey, etc), it all varies on that.
I moved here from Baltimore as a bit-over-27, single woman 3.5 years ago. the transition was actually pretty easy. Philly and baltimore have a lot of the same "feel" to them. Where do you live in Baltimore?
Originally Posted by kfeldman0
It is going to be hard to give suggestions until you know where you are going to be working, but there is plenty to do all around the city.
I hear Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center will be opening on Front Street near Manton St. From what I can see in the construction they are several months away from being ready, but you may want to contact them and be first in line to be hired. I believe they have a facility somewhere in the burbs that you can contact. The location is Pennsport which is safe and surrounded by many great neighborhoods. I think you will find Philly to be a very walkable city.
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