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Old 10-17-2015, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I'll second Doylestown. It's a beautiful area and close to the lovely New Hope and Lambertville, NJ where you don't want to live because they're overrun with tourists most of the time. Yardley is nice, too, if you live outside of town.

Princeton, NJ. Terrific town with plenty to do, nice shops and restaurants. I've only been there a couple of times, but I'd move there in a heartbeat.

Radnor/Wayne/St. Davids or the Main Line towns west of Route 476 because it's easier to get out of town. Hello King of Prussia Mall! I don't go to malls, but it's there. There are shops, restaurants in and around the towns, too.

Medford, NJ? It's not quite what you're looking for, but it's a nice, safe area with good schools. There are (still) a few shops and restaurants on Main Street. Medford Village and Medford Lakes residents are very proud of their community. There's plenty of shopping in the area, and it's a day trip to the beach!
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:37 AM
 
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Thank you so much for your response. I think Princeton would also be great but not liking the taxes. It's not that we can't afford, it just seems like if we have the choice and the flexibility we prefer not to!
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:53 AM
 
Location: The City
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Newtown in Bucks and Doylestown as said

Some others worth consideration

West Chester, PA
Chestnut Hill PA
Lambertville NJ
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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What about Doylestown, PA?

County seat of Bucks, home to Delaware Valley University, Travel & Leisure's #1 small town in the country for Art's and Culture, walkable downtown, nightlife, surrounded by other towns like New Hope. Great school district, train every 30 minutes to Philly, bus to NYC. If you are into water activities, you would be closer to . . . . . and the river.
I second this.
Bucks County is fabulous.
Lambertville??

There are a lot of great towns in that region . . .
Chestertown MD?
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:59 AM
 
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Newtown in Bucks and Doylestown as said

Some others worth consideration

West Chester, PA
Chestnut Hill PA
Lambertville NJ
This too

Chestnut Hill is great!
Narberth? Dont know if that meets "Main Street" Criteria, though
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:13 AM
 
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Thanks! I haven't looked at Chestnut Hill. Will do.
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:29 AM
 
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Just curious, is Chestnut Hill a safe area?
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:41 AM
 
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Itself very much, a few miles away becomes less so into North Philly.

One other important consideration on Chestnut Hill is Philadephia wage tax and Philadelphia schoools but on saftey for the area is not bad at all. I would probably be more worried about the taxes 9higher wage tax) and school system if they are the factors to be honest.

Chestnut Hill is about as quintessential Main street as they come, including a cobble stone main street

a place like Doylestown will be more rustic sophisticated main street and better public Schools with CB West. Newtown as well with Council Rock
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:51 AM
 
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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The first place I thought of when I read this was West Chester, PA.
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