I posted here a couple months back regarding my wife and I moving to Philadelphia next month. We did the apartment hunt thing today and really liked what we saw at the Packard Motor Car Building at 317 North Broad Street. I realize it's sort of in the middle of nowhere, especially compared to the Rittenhouse area and other spots south of Market, but it seems like that area of North Broad, up through the 600 block with Osteria and the newer restaurants next door, is getting busier and more developed.
Basically, this is your chance to convince us not to rent there. Whether there are safety concerns in the immediate area, potential problems in my wife walking from there to Jefferson and back for work early in the morning and around 5-6 p.m. or if you just have horror stories about that particular building, please let me know. Likewise, if you have positive comments about the area, building or otherwise, I'd appreciate it if you shared those, as well.
On a related note, how secure would we feel walking back from a restaurant or bar near Rittenhouse back to the Packard late at night? With all the businesses in the area, I have to think that area could get relatively deserted as the night goes on. Lastly, if anyone has any thoughts on Packard's location, features, etc. relative to its sister properties, The Metropolitan or Lofts on Logan, I welcome them. We also liked certain things about those buildings.
Thanks a lot.