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Old 03-16-2015, 03:55 PM
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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Taxes are much higher in Pa vs Delaware, but look at the schools and there is no comparison. Other than Appo,..... Well let's just say I love Cape Henlopen and if I had to go back north with school aged kids like I have right now, I'd choose PA near the Delaware border, Garnet Valley, Chadds Ford ( if I could afford those) or where I was raised in Kennett Square.

Maybe something has changed recently but the traffic on rt 202 to Delaware from West Chester used to be a nightmare, like beach traffic everyday.

Last edited by toobusytoday; 03-21-2015 at 01:42 PM.. Reason: fixed typo.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by NYTODE View Post
I really need some guidance. Looking to relocate for a job in newark, DE. Wife, two young children, the works. We are looking for access to restaurants, shops, etc. but not too far from Newark. We were looking at the area around the University of Delaware, but houses look pretty old. School ratings also don't seem great. West Chester, PA seems nice, but would the daily commute be horrible?Kenneth Square and Trolley Square were also mentioned, but are there shops/restaurants in KS and Trolley Square seemed too close to bad areas.... Really appreciate anyone's feedback.
I moved here from New England and was surprised by a lack of quality and choice. There is a lot of traffic everywhere so it takes a long time to get to the few and far between places to shop or eat that may be worth going to. There is a lot of crime and poverty and drugs in the more populated areas. You can check out the Pikes Creek area up through West Chester, or towards the DE canal there are some nice areas.
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