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Old 11-17-2006, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Traffic is everywhere, you can't get away from it. I would look into Central Bucks county (Doylestown/Chalfont areas) and E. Monthgomery county (Horsham/Lansdale areas). You can be a little out but still close to everything. It's beautiful... I miss it! I now live in Orlando. You think the traffic is bad there!
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Honestly I would just get a smaller house and live on the Main Line. It is not terribly friendly but most of the Philadelphia area isn't so that's the wrong thing to ask for here.

For 400 or 500k you could get a little house in Wynnewood or Haverford with high Lower Merion taxes. T/E schools are great and much lower property taxes. You can get decent homes in that range maybe a 4 bedroom rancher on an acre or a 4 bedroom split level. unfortunately the normal 4 bedroom colonials on an acre in the family neighborhoods in Berwyn, Devon, Paoli are 600 to 700k.

It is a bubble and the houses have started to drop in price. You get a lot of land for house in the Philadelphia area because of zoning. There are a lot of good high paying jobs here especially out west in Great Valley, Exton, Chesterbrook, suburban centers.

With some work you will not be an outsider there is baseball leagues, soccer, Valley Forge Park, the K of P Mall, lots of stuff.

Areas that are cheaper out west do not have good schools. I would only recommend Conestoga High School, Radnor, Lower Merion, and Harriton. Conestoga is best bang for buck.
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:36 PM
 
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Haddonfield NJ, Cherry Hill NJ, Chestnut HIll Pa, Jenkintown, New Hope, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Devon, Wayne, Rosemont.
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:09 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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The best suburb to Philadelphia is Delaware. That seems to be the closest place where the prices are still reasonable.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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The best suburb to Philadelphia is Delaware. That seems to be the closest place where the prices are still reasonable.
Can you even name a suburb in PA?

The 4 suburban counties of PA are all in the top 10% of wealthiest counties in the USA. Surely there has to be some town you can recommend in an area of 1300 sq. miles.
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:17 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Can you even name a suburb in PA?

The 4 suburban counties of PA are all in the top 10% of wealthiest counties in the USA. Surely there has to be some town you can recommend in an area of 1300 sq. miles.
I don't even acknowledge PA anymore,and the idea wasn't the wealthiest area,it was the best deal.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:29 AM
 
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Honestly, the best suburbs are in Montgomery and Chester counties. I do not care for Bucks county at all.
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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Honestly, the best suburbs are in Montgomery and Chester counties. I do not care for Bucks county at all.
Why don't you care for Bucks county?
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:29 PM
 
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Why don't you care for Bucks county?

For a suburb, I don't find the housing to be appealing.
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:14 PM
 
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Well that sounds kind of negative. I could say the same about where I live...not very appealing(to say the very least).
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