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Young Suburbanites Give City Higher Marks

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – “Nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there”: that’s the general finding of a new survey of the attitudes suburbanites have toward the city of Philadelphia. 

The research arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts surveyed more than eight hundred residents of the seven counties that surround Philadelphia, including three in South Jersey.  The broad finding is that most of those surveyed enjoy visiting the city, but aren’t rushing to move in. 

Poll director Larry Eichel says, “Residents of the suburbs have a generally positive impression of the city, although they value it more as a place to visit than to live.”

But Eichel says there’s a distinct split in the survey — higher income and younger suburbanites give the city higher marks than those of lower incomes and the elderly.  In other words, says Eichel, to know the city is to like it.

Reported by Mike Dunn, KYW Newsradio

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One Comment

  1. Anne Frankenstein says:

    The less Suburbanites the better, stay in your homes and watch your Dawson’s Creek re-runs.

  2. Philly says:

    The full report is available here:

  3. ILL COSBY says:

    Suburbanites are scared and are afraid of everything that is different then the little make believe world they have created. CRY BABIES!

  4. Guess Who says:

    Hell, I don’t even want to visit Philly. But then I’m not young and stupid.

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