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Old 01-06-2013, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Collingswood
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To the OP, if you're looking for the lowest cost of getting back into the area, don't write off NJ just yet. NJ has a graduated income tax that may put you at less than PA's 3-4% flat income tax if you move to a suburb. Also, if you're working in the city, you can get a credit for your wage tax against your NJ state income tax, which you cannot do in PA. Just make sure that you run the math when you find out where your job will be to make sure you are comfortable with your expense burden. Good luck!
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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To the OP, if you're looking for the lowest cost of getting back into the area, don't write off NJ just yet. NJ has a graduated income tax that may put you at less than PA's 3-4% flat income tax if you move to a suburb. Also, if you're working in the city, you can get a credit for your wage tax against your NJ state income tax, which you cannot do in PA. Just make sure that you run the math when you find out where your job will be to make sure you are comfortable with your expense burden. Good luck!
What do you not understand about THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT? I think the OP said it like 10 times.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Las Cruces, NM
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Lower Bucks suburbs:

Bristol: higher crime than other areas in lower Bucks, bad school district
Bensalem: near the casino and Neshaminy Mall, decent schools
Levittown: cheaper apts, close to Oxford Valley Mall, decent schools
Fairless Hills/Fallsington: slightly safer than Levittown, similar apt prices, Oxford Valley Mall, decent schools
Langhorne: close to Oxford Valley Mall, decent schools
Yardley: more expensive apts $1200 and up probably, extremely safe, good schools
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Fairless Hills/Fallsington: slightly safer than Levittown, similar apt prices, Oxford Valley Mall, decent schools
I know Levittown has garnered a "trashy" reputation in recent years, but has it actually become unsafe? Not questioning your authority, just asking for curiosity's sake.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I know Levittown has garnered a "trashy" reputation in recent years, but has it actually become unsafe? Not questioning your authority, just asking for curiosity's sake.

Levittown is def safe. It had a rep as a blue collar area ... but its really a nice area.. None of that is true..

Last edited by FindingZen; 01-07-2013 at 12:03 PM.. Reason: that term has been deemed inappropriate
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Levittown is def safe. It had a rep as a blue collar area with 'redneck' connotations but its really a nice area.. None of that is true..
That's interesting to hear, Frank. I've never actually been to Levittown but it certainly has a ... reputation.

Last edited by FindingZen; 01-07-2013 at 12:03 PM.. Reason: deleted inappropriate reference
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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As a quick reminder, certain stereotypical phrases that might be acceptable at a Jeff Foxworthy or Larry The Cable Guy concert are inappropriate for this forum.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming...
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I know Levittown has garnered a "trashy" reputation in recent years, but has it actually become unsafe? Not questioning your authority, just asking for curiosity's sake.
I know right? Lol. Levittown is safe.... such a ridiculous claim to say it's not. Also, Fairless Hills/ Fallsington slightly safer than Levittown? Lol what?! I would not categorize any of these areas as unsafe... Also, since when is Fairless Hills in a "decent" school district? Last time I checked, Pennsbury was a good school district.

Also, Bristol... high crime?! What?! Haha... Bristol has crime, but it is certainly not high crime.

I would actually think that Langhorne, Fairless Hills and Levittown are areas the OP should be looking at because that is what the OP can afford. None of these areas are unsafe. That's ridiculous.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Levittown is def safe. It had a rep as a blue collar area ... but its really a nice area.. None of that is true..
Well, honestly, not ALL of it is a nice area, but the majority of it is.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Forks,WA
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Haddonfield,Collingswood,Voorhees...no prob.
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