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Old 02-02-2013, 01:15 PM
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Will likely be moving to Philly area, will be working near King of Prussia.

Can afford a wide range of housing, but generally prefer houses in 1800-2400 sq foot range in established communities with many trees, sidewalks or very quiet and walkable roads, lots in the 0.3-0.6 AC range that can be fenced (have dogs), and an easy drive to groceries and other stores. Prefer to be around people like me; college degree, in white-collar profession, enjoy doing stuff outside or in yard. Being near reasonably affordable public golf course a big plus.

During a 1-day visit to the area, drove around and found the area in Audubon between Egypt Rd and Sunnyside ave (streets mostly have bird names) in Methacton SD to be fairly nice, but hit or miss with the homes. Mostly built in late 60's early 70's, and many nicely lanscaped and updated, but many others not so much.

Looking for input where the community is going. The ratty looking homes there could either be original owners who are too old to do much landscaping or upgrading, they will eventually be replaced by people that will take better care of it, or it could be that the area is going downhill and many homes are rentals or owned by downscale folks not willing to keep it up better.

Any thoughts on which way the area is going?
Other nearby communities that have simiar feel? Not willing to pay the $$ premium to live in a Main Line community or SD.

An example of the type of development I don't like is new construction at Regency Hills off Black Rock road. Ick. Big houses, small lots, no trees, everyone there likely same age with 2.5 kids and a stay-at-home mom. Would have zero in common with them. The opposite of that is what I'm looking for.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:24 PM
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:16 PM
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I live in King of Prussia.Do not go any further west than Audobon or else you'll be the victim of 422. King of Prussia itself has many localities that would fit your criteria. We don't have a town center or a village with shops and restaurants to stroll around but that is true of many suburbs. I also dislike big gated communities that seem to have more homes than people. There are very few in KoP. There are newer developments that are not gated but still feels like a community. Check out the homes on Hunters Run Rd. , for example. Not sure if any is for sale. You have more upscale options if you look into the Main Line. Check out King of Prussia Rd and Croton Rd. Nice homes on larger land.
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