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Unread 04-23-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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Default Town to commute to Philly and Trenton

My family is considering a relocation. I would be working in Trenton and my husband would be working in Philly. Ideally we would live closer to my job (no more than 20 min commute or so) but my husband could tolerate a longer drive (45 minor so). We have a 3 yo daughter so school a good school system is preferable. Our budget is 5550-650K.

We are origionally from Philly but we've been living out of the area for a few years. Some of the towns we liked near Philly include Haddonfield, Media, Havertown. We liked them b/c they have a nice downtown center with some resturants etc, good schools and an easy commute. However, they are all a bit too far to Trenton. We would not consider NE Philly.

Any advice on where a good place to start our search would be?

Thanks so much

(on the advice of another member I reposted this from the general NJ board. Thanks again for any advice)
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Unread 04-23-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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Anything along the 295 corrider from Haddonfield down to Mt Holly on the Jersey side would probably work.

Also you may want to consider Newtown/Yardley on the PA side considering your price range.

Newtown/Yardley may be the 20 mins for you and ~45 for him
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Unread 04-23-2011, 11:40 AM
 
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For schools, I'd say Cinnaminson, Moorestown, Cherry Hill, & Haddonfield, but that does not fit your timeline very well, so I agree that you should look first in Bucks County.
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Unread 04-23-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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Anywhere along the River line you can get to Trenton on the train.
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Unread 04-23-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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Anywhere along the River line you can get to Trenton on the train.

good point Bill. I was not gonna recommend Haddonfield and Deleware county ares due to that she is not gonna get to Trenton in 20 minutes.. Cinniminson by car its a 40 minute trip and maybe 30 by train..

Really the only area that fits her commute time table is Yardley area
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Unread 04-24-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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Maybe something like Bordentown?
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Unread 04-24-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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My family is considering a relocation. I would be working in Trenton and my husband would be working in Philly. Ideally we would live closer to my job (no more than 20 min commute or so) but my husband could tolerate a longer drive (45 minor so). We have a 3 yo daughter so school a good school system is preferable. Our budget is 5550-650K.

We are origionally from Philly but we've been living out of the area for a few years. Some of the towns we liked near Philly include Haddonfield, Media, Havertown. We liked them b/c they have a nice downtown center with some resturants etc, good schools and an easy commute. However, they are all a bit too far to Trenton. We would not consider NE Philly.

Any advice on where a good place to start our search would be?

Thanks so much

(on the advice of another member I reposted this from the general NJ board. Thanks again for any advice)
I swear if I had my way with septa you wont even need to drive in bucks county as much as u need to now
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Unread 04-25-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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Princeton? Easy shot to Trenton and husband could take SEPTA Regional from Trenton to Philly, assuming he works somewhere near a transit stop.
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Unread 04-28-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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Thank you for the advise. I'd been looking at Yardly and Newton. Where/What exactly is the "River Line"

How about Bensalem? Is this a good town? It seems to be right between Trenton and Philly. How are the schools.

Thanks again.
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Unread 04-28-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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Thank you for the advise. I'd been looking at Yardly and Newton. Where/What exactly is the "River Line"

How about Bensalem? Is this a good town? It seems to be right between Trenton and Philly. How are the schools.

Thanks again.
Not sure on Bensalem.

The River Line is a light rail service that runs along the Delaware River from Trenton to Camden, with stops in most communities along the way.

You can go to the NJ Transit site for more information and a system map: New Jersey Transit - Home
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