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Old 05-11-2011, 10:32 AM
 
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Default Moving to Collegeville area next month

I would appreciate some insight on the apartment rentals in the Collegeville area. I am currently in St. Louis and will be moving to Collegeville in June. I am alone with a dog and a cat. I would like to live near my son who just bought a home in Collegeville.
I am retirement age, but will be working part time at any job I can find.
I will be searching for a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment, duplex, townhouse, etc.
I have searched on Craigslist, but all I see are mostly rental.com ads.
In early June I will drive to Collegeville, stay with my son and begin looking.

Any advice?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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Please....any comments.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: DC Suburbs of Maryland (by way of PA)
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Collegeville is a nice, growing suburban area, but it has gotten fairly expensive. I don't know exactly what type of cost-of-living you're accustomed to coming from St. Louis, but I presume it's going to be more expensive here for most things. In terms of location, you'd be near lots of shopping, restaurants, recreational amenities, so that's a definite plus.

One thing to note is that Ursinus College is in the actual Borough of Collegeville, so you may want to steer clear of apartments that rent to college students and the issues that sometimes brings. I can't speak to any apartment communities in particular, but in terms of pricing, I'd expect to pay at least $1,000/month for a modern 1 bedroom apt. Obviously that means somewhere around $1,200+ for a 2 BR apt. and townhouse.

Good luck!

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Old 05-12-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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Well, just for fun, I went to realtor.com and pulled up the "Rentals" option where it says "Homes For Sale" and asked for rentals in Collegeville, PA. I got 3 apartments in converted homes along Main Street for under $1,000 a month. Ursinus students ARE college kids, but it's not known as a super party school or anything, and there are plenty of families in town, so I'm sure the homeowner would be happy to have a non-student renting. I think Collegeville is lovely and leafy and has lots of sidewalks so you can stroll past attractive homes. And shopping is very nearby, so you shouldn't have a problem picking up salesclerk work. Don't be deterred. Welcome to Pennsylvania!
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