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Old 08-05-2013, 06:22 AM
 
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I lived off of Darby and manoa in havertown. Your right "borders" was the wrong word choice and Darby was a bad example. The point I was trying to make was that ridley park remains a strong area even with seedy places close by. Havertown is not effected by places like milbourne, east lansdowne, yeadon, upper darby in a 5 mile radius. Same goes for ridley park with ares like Chester, eddy stone, crummelynne. I think the OP was a little misguided calling people of Folsom and ridley park "lesser."
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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I lived off of Darby and manoa in havertown. Your right "borders" was the wrong word choice and Darby was a bad example. The point I was trying to make was that ridley park remains a strong area even with seedy places close by. Havertown is not effected by places like milbourne, east lansdowne, yeadon, upper darby in a 5 mile radius. Same goes for ridley park with ares like Chester, eddy stone, crummelynne. I think the OP was a little misguided calling people of Folsom and ridley park "lesser."
I live not far from ABC field as well. It's a great area and the best part of Ridley. Ridley has a great small town culture, especially in that area and down by the lake. Glad to see you're enjoying it.

I think Havertown is a great area, but I just think it's overpriced and overcrowded.

However, like others have stated, Havertown is bordered by shady areas as well. But, MOST areas are bordered by shady areas. Every town has it's good and bad points.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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I lived off of Darby and manoa in havertown. Your right "borders" was the wrong word choice and Darby was a bad example. The point I was trying to make was that ridley park remains a strong area even with seedy places close by. Havertown is not effected by places like milbourne, east lansdowne, yeadon, upper darby in a 5 mile radius. Same goes for ridley park with ares like Chester, eddy stone, crummelynne. I think the OP was a little misguided calling people of Folsom and ridley park "lesser."
Millbourne is sort of like Havertown or Ridley Park in that regard. It borders Upper Darby and West Philly but is really a lot better than you would think somewhere that is sandwiched between those two places would be. It helps that it's got people that really care about the community there. Yeadon's influence really ends at the Lansdowne/East Lansdowne border.

I really wouldn't lump Folsom and Ridley Park in together. Honestly, if Ridley Park didn't have the word "Ridley" in it then it would have probably been consolidated with Interboro given that it borders the municipalities in that school district and has a lot in common with them. Folsom on the other hand, is really not all that much better than Darby township, Primos, etc at this point.

Delaware County is a lot like the city in that it was the more suburban places along winding new boulevards that prospered at the expense of the more urban places along straight, older thoroughfares. Now though, it's becoming the other way around. I realized this the other day, that it's the Sproul Roads, the State Road out past Springfield, Blue Route, Mid County Expressway type of places, etc that are declining or are going to decline in the future. They weren't planned, and they were either built to escape the parts that were built along more straight thoroughfares or were built through what was then countryside. In the future, it will be the parts built along I-95, Township Line, West Chester, Garrett, etc etc that will do well. Ridley Park in particular should really benefit from the airport expansion if it ever gets completed.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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I live not far from ABC field as well. It's a great area and the best part of Ridley. Ridley has a great small town culture, especially in that area and down by the lake. Glad to see you're enjoying it.

I think Havertown is a great area, but I just think it's overpriced and overcrowded.

However, like others have stated, Havertown is bordered by shady areas as well. But, MOST areas are bordered by shady areas. Every town has it's good and bad points.
Havertown really isn't bordered by any shady areas.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Havertown really isn't bordered by any shady areas.
Yeah, I was a little confused by this. I suppose we all have different conceptions of "shady" - but I couldn't picture shady areas near Havertown.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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Yeah, I was a little confused by this. I suppose we all have different conceptions of "shady" - but I couldn't picture shady areas near Havertown.
Haha I honestly don't think many people on here even know what Havertown's actual boundaries are. Haverford township borders some shady areas but not Havertown CDP.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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Haha I honestly don't think many people on here even know what Havertown's actual boundaries are. Haverford township borders some shady areas but not Havertown CDP.

What do you call Upper Darby and Drexel Hill?
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:24 AM
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Haha I honestly don't think many people on here even know what Havertown's actual boundaries are. Haverford township borders some shady areas but not Havertown CDP.
Not to nitpick, but Havertown is actually a ZCTA (zip code tabulation area), not a CDP (though it would be interesting how the census bureau would define Havertown if it were to recognize it as a CDP, which, in fairness, it probably should). As you probably know, a little bit of the zip code juts into Upper Darby Township. A tiny little sliver even crosses over into Lower Merion.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:04 AM
 
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What do you call Upper Darby and Drexel Hill?
I call them not bordered by Havertown. It only borders the Llanerch section. Also, the only "shady" section of Drexel Hill is bordered by Clifton Heights.

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Not to nitpick, but Havertown is actually a ZCTA (zip code tabulation area), not a CDP (though it would be interesting how the census bureau would define Havertown if it were to recognize it as a CDP, which, in fairness, it probably should). As you probably know, a little bit of the zip code juts into Upper Darby Township. A tiny little sliver even crosses over into Lower Merion.
According to Wikipedia, it's an "unincorporated residential area". Anyway, the boundaries I found were along West Chester Pike and Manoa Road when I searched Google Maps. The rest was apparently Haverford township.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:33 AM
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According to Wikipedia, it's an "unincorporated residential area". Anyway, the boundaries I found were along West Chester Pike and Manoa Road when I searched Google Maps. The rest was apparently Haverford township.
An unincorporated residential area can be many things. In the case of Havertown, it's a zip code which covers about 3/4 of Haverford Township. Part of the Ardmore CDP covers Haverford Township as well. Beyond that, it's bits and pieces of otherwise undefined 19096/Wynnewood, 19041/Haverford, and 19010/Bryn Mawr.

I saw Google Maps' Havertown overlay as well, which seems rather small (I know some of 19083 goes by different sub-community names, but I figured it would at least stretch out to Earlington Road and down to Township Line).
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