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Old 10-19-2015, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Hey all,

My husband and I are looking for the perfect place to live in the Mid Atlantic Region. We
need to travel to Philly Area on a regular basis, so we would like to be within 2-3 hours or less. Both of us low 40's, no children but usually buy our homes in a good school system for resale purposes.

We have lived previously in Easton, MD and loved it but it was bit removed for us at times. We also know Annapolis very well and like that area too. Now we are moving back again and would love to find a new beautiful charming town to live. So far we have looked in Haddonfield, Rumson, Morristown, Wayne/Mainline area, Media, Easton, Annapolis, Rehoboth/Lewes, Greenville, DE.

Here's what our wish list is:
mid atlantic region
would love active "main street" downtown type scenario
beautiful/picturesque
safe/clean/low crime
sophisticated charming town atmosphere (e.g good restaurants, high end shopping, etc).
access to larger cities within driving distance
great sense of community,


I know there are so many beautiful towns that we have yet to see. We would LOVE to be near water or mountains, but understand that may have to be a second home as much of what we've mentioned rarely exists in all in one town.

finances not really an issue, although we are not in favor of ridiculous taxes!

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!

Kennet Square, PA

https://goo.gl/maps/tcSPm4Y3e9U2


I just spent Friday night out there nearby at the Mendenhall Inn. Longwood Gardens is nearby as well as Chadds Ford. Beautiful part of Chester County. Streetview around Kennet Square with the link I attached. Many of the old towns around Philly are not new burbs, but were established by British Colonists.
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:33 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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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 Lake Nockamixon and the river.


That town looks a little creepy to me
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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That town looks a little creepy to me
Must be why NYT said it was the 4th best county to raise children in the country. That is Fonthill Castle and The Mercer Tile Museum..

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Old 10-19-2015, 06:37 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Must be why NYT said it was the 4th best county to raise children in the country. That is Fonthill Castle and The Mercer Tile Museum..
I mean it looks beautiful, just reminds me of like a small town from a horror flick or something, but I'm sure nice to pass through.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:58 PM
 
Location: The City
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I mean it looks beautiful, just reminds me of like a small town from a horror flick or something, but I'm sure nice to pass through.

Doylestown is very nice and a large art legacy as well, many people do more than just pass through to be honest

Pearl Buck
Michener
Hammertein (think like the soud of muic and south pacific were largely written in the town)
Pink
A few Astrnounts
Some national radio personalities
The Browns football coach

That area of Bucks county is really pretty (as pretty as anywhere in the mid atlantic) and some pretty nice and sophiticated towns (good food and shopping to and very close to New Hope and Lambertville (great area really) - Doylestown has good access to both Philly and NYC and i also very wealthy with very good schools

can be creepy a bit or at least like a setting for the movie like

Maybe Pheonixville would be better though not to far away - the Blob and theater scene there takes place on it main street.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:30 AM
 
Location: northeastern MD
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Google Havre de Grace, MD (right on the water)
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:35 AM
 
Location: The City
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Google Havre de Grace, MD (right on the water)

good crabs too
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Google Havre de Grace, MD (right on the water)
It seems like a nice town. I can't say, because I've never stopped when I was in the area.
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Georgetown, Delaware.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:49 AM
 
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Hey all,

My husband and I are looking for the perfect place to live in the Mid Atlantic Region. We
need to travel to Philly Area on a regular basis, so we would like to be within 2-3 hours or less. Both of us low 40's, no children but usually buy our homes in a good school system for resale purposes.

We have lived previously in Easton, MD and loved it but it was bit removed for us at times. We also know Annapolis very well and like that area too. Now we are moving back again and would love to find a new beautiful charming town to live. So far we have looked in Haddonfield, Rumson, Morristown, Wayne/Mainline area, Media, Easton, Annapolis, Rehoboth/Lewes, Greenville, DE.

Here's what our wish list is:
mid atlantic region
would love active "main street" downtown type scenario
beautiful/picturesque
safe/clean/low crime
sophisticated charming town atmosphere (e.g good restaurants, high end shopping, etc).
access to larger cities within driving distance
great sense of community,


I know there are so many beautiful towns that we have yet to see. We would LOVE to be near water or mountains, but understand that may have to be a second home as much of what we've mentioned rarely exists in all in one town.

finances not really an issue, although we are not in favor of ridiculous taxes!

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Lancaster PA.

Your housing dollar will go exponentially further than someplace like Doylestown and hits all of your criteria otherwise. Amtrak's Keystone service will get you into mid-town Philly from Lancaster in just over an hour.

Why Lancaster? - Visit Lancaster City
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