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Old 05-29-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Default Bucks County

Can anyone please give me some info on this county? I'm interested in schools & single family homes to rent. Is there a particular district that is considered better than others & which areas should we stay away from? Any help will be great. Thank you.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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Well, Council Rock is considered one of the best - if not the best - school districts. Of course, if you'd rather not send your kids to a ginormous high school where they'll just get lost in the crowd and no one, teachers and students alike, will even notice them, I suggest looking in other school districts.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: PA (work in NJ)
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You might want to check through the many threads on school districts and towns in Bucks County. There have been many threads on Newtown, Yardley, Levittown, Langhorne, Doylestown, etc.

You also need to know that Bucks has three distinct regions that are very different.

Lower Bucks, which goes from NE Philly to around Newtown, is very populated with lots of sprawl. Some towns are beautiful, some not so much. But lots of shopping, hospitals, restaurants, professional services all very convenient.
Central Bucks goes from roughly above Newtown to somewhere above Doylestown. It is less populated but growing very rapidly, so it's not a rural as it was even a few years back. The houses are generally bigger, some are McMansions, and some are very old historic homes. One problem up there is that the populations has grown more quickly than the infrastructure can accomondate, so you get lots of traffic jams at the rush hours with thousands of people tryign to get to work via one two-lane road.
Upper Bucks is more rural, with some historic boro-villages, some nice wide open areas, and some run-down used-to-be-nicer areas. Unless you work some place up there, like Easton, you wouldn't want to commute from up there. I know people who tried to commute to Philly from up there, and they gave it up after a short time.

I would say first decide which region of Bucks you want, then look at a map for some towns in that region, then post questions (or search previous posts) on those towns. Also, you learn A LOT by driving around in those towns.
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