I can talk to buffalos said:
Again, the only two downtown residents seem to agree. Why do you not move downtown then if it is so great? LOTW you as well? Why do you not move downtown?
1) Value for my money, namely. I have a 1,000 sq ft. 2 bedroom bachelor pad with a garage large enough for me to eventually put a work-stand and tools in for my bike and set up a home gym. Far less than I would pay for the condo or apartment downtown and the related fees.
2) Space to put in a serious garden, so the grocery issue largely becomes moot.
3) Awesome, off the beaten path food places. Like the mecca of taco trucks, the Jamerican place a 2 minute walk from my house or Luc's.
4) Density-our neighborhood has a pretty good stretch of commercial real estate along W. Broad ripe for development. I am cautiously optimistic that some good can happen here and am taking the gamble that it will, over time. With the casino a mile or two west, the developments slated to happen that way it's not a bad bet.
5) Access to transit and bike infrastructure. Though not as great as downtown, I still have access to the one of the lines, #10, that will be at the top of the improvement list year to year. Also access to the trail ways.