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Old 06-16-2010, 11:13 AM
 
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Default Commute from bala cynwyd to villanova

Daughter is going to grad school at Villanova. Is an apartment from Bala Cynwyd a busy commute? Surface streets bottled up during weekdays or any other time? I have been told it is 8 miles. Any comments?
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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She could park at the closest train station on the R5 line and take the train to campus.

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Old 06-17-2010, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Daughter is going to grad school at Villanova. Is an apartment from Bala Cynwyd a busy commute? Surface streets bottled up during weekdays or any other time? I have been told it is 8 miles. Any comments?
I drive in that area during rush hour. She wouldn't be on any of the really busy roads. No, I don't think it's too bad, and it's a pretty easy drive outside rush hour. Around rush hour, Lancaster is busy, but not really bottled up from what I remember.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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Thanks to all that have answered. She was trying to stay off of the Interstates. She is still searching for an apartment in the area around Villanova. We are trying to get something within a 5 mile radius.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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Thanks to all that have answered. She was trying to stay off of the Interstates. She is still searching for an apartment in the area around Villanova. We are trying to get something within a 5 mile radius.

There are plenty of places to rent at Bryn Mawr or Wayne, especially for students.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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I did this my first year of law school. Was living in a 3rd floor walk up in Bala Cynwyd and went to class at Nova. The drive is not bad if you can easily get on to Montgomery. It typically took me 20 minutes, and sometimes more during rush hour. The train is also an option and I did it that way for much of the first semester because I liked doing work during my ride and it made me get to class early.

Monthly between zone passes are pretty cheap and if you live near the R5 it can be worth it.

I searched for much of the immediate Nova area (Wayne, Bryn Mawr, etc.) but wasn't thrilled with the options. Anywhere along the Main Line from Bala Cynwyd up to Paoli would work just fine IMO, so long as she doesn't mind a little drive.

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Old 06-26-2010, 04:04 PM
 
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Thanks for your comments. She ended up getting a quaint place in Havertown. It doesn't look too bad to Villanova. It is a little farther than I wish but that is how it worked out ( LONG STORY). She likes the peacefulness and really not interested in a noisy area.
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