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Old 07-31-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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Default Rental Suggestions - for Commuting to UPenn

Hello all,

My wife is starting at UPenn this fall and we are trying to move from Norristown to somewhere close to the university. I have been searching online and Ardmore or Brwn Mawr appear to be recommended by many as having good rental communities.

1. How are Ardmore/Brwn Mawr for family living? It appears that most of the rental communities are old in this area. Are there are any relatively new communities?
2. Are there any other areas that are close to train station that you might recommend?
3. Is there city tax if we move to Ardmore or Brwn Mawr?

I work in Blue Bell and hence we are trying to balance our commutes (although I am ok with a little longer commute). Appreciate your suggestions.

Thanks,
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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1. Ardmore and Bryn Mawr are part of the Main Line, a continguous string of traditionally affluent communities leading NW from the city via Route 30/Lancaster Avenue or the Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line. Bryn Mawr has a perception of being at a higher level of affluence than Ardmore but both would be fine for family living.

2. Anywhere along the Paoli/Thorndale Line would be fine. Others may parse the differences between school districts but that's another story.

3. Philadelphia City and County are one and the same so those two communities are not included. Some suburban towns do assess a wage tax but I don't have specifics on which ones do so.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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Another idea would be Jenkintown. There are several train connections to 30th Street station (about a 30 minute ride) and would be much more convenient to Blue Bell for you.
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