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Old 07-13-2007, 06:31 AM
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I am strongly considering a move from Reston, VA to the Philadelphia suburbs for several reasons. The first is my daughter will be attending Penn State and after paying out-of-state tuition this year (ouch!), really need in-state tuition for next 3 years.

The second reason is that I am a actress and frequently travel to NYC for auditions; being closer would open up more opportunites.

Reston, VA is a wonderful, planned community (I have lived here 15 years). It is family-oriented, extremely diverse, low crime, trees, walking trails, dining, entertainment, major employers, and about a 15 mile commute into DC.

I am looking for a smilar location in the Philadelphia area with a good school district as I have one child remaining at home.

I am an African American, single female so safety, as well as an open, welcoming community is of the utmost importance to me.

Thank you
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:47 AM
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My suggestion would be West Mt. Airy. If you google "West Mt. Airy" you will get a lot of information. The area has two excellent public schools (Henry and Houston), as well as suburb private schools.

You also have very easy access to center city Philly via the train or it's about a 15-20minute drive. You are close to the R7 Septa train line which will take you to Trenton where you can transfer to NJ Transit for your trips to NY. That is a lot less money than taking Amtrak. However, if Amtrak is your choice, the R7 will also take you to 30th Street station.

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Old 07-13-2007, 08:16 AM
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West Chester, PA is a nice area, there's a college there also (West Chester University) . West Chester is also very accessable to I-95.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:26 AM
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After your daughter has been at Penn State for a year she has established residency. She is then In state. Unless that policy has been revoked, I don't understand. If I am incorrect someone let me know. When I went to college in PA once I was there a year I was a PA resident.
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