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Old 08-24-2011, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I am going to be relocating to an area near Philly. I have a 2 yr old, so safe is a must. I can't afford anything over $900 for an apartment though. I would also prefer a good school district. Here are some of the areas I'm looking at. Can anyone give me some info on these places. Thanks so much!!! I really appreciate any help at all

Bensalem
King of Prussia
Langhorne
Media
Plymouth Meeting
Springfield
Exton
North Wales
Pottstown

Also, I know these are further away from Philly, but are still close enough for me:

Allentown
Easton
Lancaster
Reading
Wyomissing
In your first group, I don't know about Pottstown, but the others should all have an acceptable school district. As far as price, you can probably find a place for $900 in any of them, but will probably have more options in Bensalem than any of the others. Safety is pretty subjective, but none of them are known for being particularly dangerous.

Don't know enough about your second group to comment.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Expatriate Philadelphian in Northern Virginia
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I agree with maf763 that the suburbs you list are moderate-to-highly desirable areas where getting a 1BR under $900 is reasonable. King of Prussia, Plymouth Meeting and Exton may stretch your budget a bit while some people aren't thrilled about Pottstown and Bensalem. Basically, you can't really go wrong with any of these areas, especially considering your urgent priorities.

I also agree that you really don't want to commute from those exurban towns and cities on your second list although I would say that IMO there are parts of north Lancaster City proper that are nice and rather suburban-like.
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Edison NJ
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Thanks so much guys! I just wanted to check w/ locals to make sure those areas aren't shady. Thanks again!
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