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Old 01-07-2019, 12:30 PM
 
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I don't want to trash the northern suburbs too much, but your only options for towns are "dull" or "expensive".
I disagree. Ambler is neither and is a very short commute.
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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I don't want to trash the northern suburbs too much, but your only options for towns are "dull" or "expensive".
Funny, you’ve described Pocopson Township to a “T.”
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:31 PM
 
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I would recommend Phoenixville... The only drawback is that it's a 45 minute drive to Spring House.

Conshohocken also checks the same boxes, but it's more expensive and only a 25 minute commute.
Those commute times are longer than it looks from maps. Off peak, how much less would it be?

I ask because I'm also moving to Philly and will have offices in this general area.
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Old Yesterday, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Pocopson
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I disagree. Ambler is neither and is a very short commute.
I admit that Ambler is the exception to the rule

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Funny, you’ve described Pocopson Township to a “T.”
There's that famous northern suburb saltiness - Allentown and NJ are a bad influence. You should visit Pocopson before trashing it; it's a stone's throw from West Chester, Kennett Square, Longwood Gardens, and Brandywine Battlefield. $500k can get you a 3000 sq ft house with 3 acres and top-tier schools.

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Those commute times are longer than it looks from maps. Off peak, how much less would it be?

I ask because I'm also moving to Philly and will have offices in this general area.
I based my numbers off Google Maps at around 8am. You can use the "depart at" option to see that it's about 5-10 minutes shorter each way off-peak.
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Old Yesterday, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I admit that Ambler is the exception to the rule
An exception.

Jenkintown and Glenside are also urbane suburbs in Ambler's class.

And I understand that many still consider Lansdale skeevy. What I saw on my visit suggests to me that it's becoming unskeevy real fast. That would add it to this category.

Doylestown is also very urbane and loaded with charm. It's just not as cheap as the other places are, that's all.



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There's that famous northern suburb saltiness - Allentown and NJ are a bad influence. You should visit Pocopson before trashing it; it's a stone's throw from West Chester, Kennett Square, Longwood Gardens, and Brandywine Battlefield. $500k can get you a 3000 sq ft house with 3 acres and top-tier schools.
Okay, but does it also get you a walkable Main Street filled with interesting shops, great places to eat, and maybe even a nightspot or two?

You can get those in the other two municipalities you list above. AFAIK, no such thing exists in Pocopson, which is why BPP1999 threw that dart.
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Old Today, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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There's that famous northern suburb saltiness - Allentown and NJ are a bad influence. You should visit Pocopson before trashing it; it's a stone's throw from West Chester, Kennett Square, Longwood Gardens, and Brandywine Battlefield. $500k can get you a 3000 sq ft house with 3 acres and top-tier schools.
I am fully aware of Pocopson; I drove through many times on my way to family that lives off Route 1 in MD. And are my eyes fooling with me or did you actually blame Allentown and NJ for what you call "that famous northern suburb saltiness"?? You must be a blast at dinner parties.
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