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Old 10-17-2015, 09:31 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!
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:05 AM
 
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Collingswood, NJ
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Hagerstown, MD
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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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.




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Old 10-17-2015, 10:34 AM
 
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Thanks! I just put Doylestown on the radar!
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:02 AM
 
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:04 AM
 
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Winchester VA
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Thanks! I just put Doylestown on the radar!
Yeah Doylestown has multiple museums and various other things to do.

If you are interested in a lot of other smaller towns along the old railroad lines (now the SEPTA commuter rail) this website is a nice overview: Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia

All of the areas have there various attractions and things: Philadelphia is America's Garden Capital
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Old 10-17-2015, 02:26 PM
 
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You should look into Montgomery County MD and Howard County MD.
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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My favorite town in that region is Yorktown, VA. I also really like Abingdon, MD but I haven't been there in awhile so I can't say how congested it's gotten.
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:50 PM
 
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Thanks so much will look up all!
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