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Old 11-21-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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Default Safe places to live near PA/NJ border

I am being stationed at McGuire AFB in NJ fairly soon. From what I've read, a lot of people seem to like living in Philadelphia better than SW New Jersey.

I'd like to live in PA but I'm worried about the length of the commute everyday. Could anyone tell me some cities/suburbs of Philly that are safe and close to the NJ/PA border? I'm planning on renting and I would like a nice house or condo.

Thanks,
Stephanie
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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I live in SW NJ, and like it just fine...but the area in which I live (Haddonfield) would be too far from McGuire. Have you looked into Bordentown? I've heard some good things about that area and the drive to McGuire wouldn't be bad. If you go into the PA, to get into a good neighborhood, your commute may be upwards to 45 minutes. Not to mention you'll pay City Wage tax if you live in Philly proper.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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Commuting from the city of Philadelphia to McGuire is a long trip.

Otherwise, I don't mean to be offensive, but you're aware that the "border" between PA and NJ is the Delaware River, right? The reason I ask is that commuting across the river will limit your travel options quite a bit.

Besides, the nearest PA towns to McGuire are in lower Bucks, and I don't see any advantage to living in that area compared to living in NJ. I agree with templeu that your best options are in nearby NJ suburbs rather than looking in Pennsylvania.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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I think you need to focus more on Langhorne, Fallsington, Levittown, Yardley etc.. Places close to the border thats more Northern than Center City. For instance, from Yardley you could hop on 29 to 195 and be at Maguire in 30 minutes.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:13 AM
 
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Right, I'm aware the border is the river--I noticed on Mapquest there are a couple of routes I could take if I were in Philly, but it's limited.

Didn't know about that tax, thanks for the info.
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