Where you want to buy a new home in Philly depends greatly on how much you're willing to spend and the trade-offs you're willing to make when it comes to safety, commuting, home value, nightlife/entertainment, and the quality of nearby schools. Major web sites like Zillow.com and Trulia.com allow you to research these traits in great detail, but don't rank them. Keller Williams Realtor Mickey Pascarella has filled that gap, posting recommendations on his web site. These are his picks.
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