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Old 02-27-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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Default Malvern anyone?

Hi folks. My family and I are thinking of moving to the Malvern area. Does anyone have any advice or thoughts? Thanks for any and all info.
Amy
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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Very nice area, great schools, great people, a downtown that some love, some find boring...Matildap and NewtoPhilly (may be same person) LOVES Malvern and tends to mention it even if the OP is not asking about it
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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Default Ha Ha

that's funny, thanks no, not same person though we should prob. get together. I can tell you whatever you'd like to know- we have been here a little while now, so I will tell you as much as I do know. And yes, we love it, and yes, I love to mention it. He he. That's why I have to stop posting unless someone....calls my name
What would you like to know?
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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Question Places to live within an hour or so of Malvern PA

I will be calling on a customer in Malvern about once a week and would like some feedback on where to live.

We are a family of three with a 5 year old daughter. We would like to spend around $300,000 for a 4 bedroom house so it seems that Malvern is out. We want the same things everyone else wants, low crime, good schools etc. A real downtown with resturants, movies etc. would be nice

We love the water. North East seems nice but not too kid friendly and a little rural for our tastes. I love Cape May but it's too far as is the rest of the Jersey coast.

Does anybody have any thoughts on Chesepeake city/ Bear area. How about NJ about half way between Philly and the shore.

Any nice towns like Malvern that are cheaper.

Thanks, Joe
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Old 05-24-2008, 04:00 PM
 
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I listed on a previous post...I would say stick to PA or NJ for the best schools in the delaware valley.
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:57 AM
 
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Can anyone give me an idea how close to the city I could go and still have a reasonable commute to Malvern? I am a single 48 year old woman and do not want to be in a bedroom community filled only with families.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:21 AM
 
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Can anyone give me an idea how close to the city I could go and still have a reasonable commute to Malvern? I am a single 48 year old woman and do not want to be in a bedroom community filled only with families.
Ardmore would probably be a good compromise. It has a semi-hip downtown by suburban standards, a relatively short drive or train ride to Center City, and would actually be more affordable than many of the Main Line towns you would pass on the way to work.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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You should check out Media, West Chester, Wayne, Phoenixville, Conshohocken as they all have walkable downtown areas - reminiscent of the city but not as close to it.

My wife works in Malvern and we considered places down towards Ardmore but at the end of the day I didn't want her commuting that far...I would recommend you think really hard about how long you want to be in a car everyday, in traffic, in bad weather (which the Malvern area seems to get quite a bit of), etc...my wife used to commute an hour each way from Drexel Hill to Malvern for 9 years...I was glad when we moved just to give her a break.
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