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Old 11-12-2019, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Saylorsburg, PA
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what about living in Malvern itself?? I was considered for a position over on Swedesford Road but my commute would be an hour & 45 minutes long one way from where I live and with pay at $17.50/hour not really feasible unless I were to sell and move down there. Something I've considered since jobs up here in NEPA for IT are extremely scarce and don't pay well enough for someone with my years of IT experience. My only needs/preferences are good medical close by since my wife is on dialysis 4X a week and pet friendly. Thanks in advance!!
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Pocopson
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what about living in Malvern itself?? I was considered for a position over on Swedesford Road but my commute would be an hour & 45 minutes long one way from where I live and with pay at $17.50/hour not really feasible unless I were to sell and move down there. Something I've considered since jobs up here in NEPA for IT are extremely scarce and don't pay well enough for someone with my years of IT experience. My only needs/preferences are good medical close by since my wife is on dialysis 4X a week and pet friendly. Thanks in advance!!
Malvern is a "Main Line" town, which generally means it's a great but expensive place to live.

It sounds like you would rather find someplace that's more affordable but still a reasonable commute to Malvern. In that case, I would recommend Phoenixville; it's a up-and-coming town which is still a little rough around the edges, but that's where I would consider the best value currently.

But the Philly suburbs are HUGE and anything along the 202 or 422 corridor would be a decent commute, with housing prices generally getting cheaper as you get away from Philadelphia and the Main Line.
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg, PA
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I would recommend Phoenixville; it's a up-and-coming town which is still a little rough around the edges, but that's where I would consider the best value currently.

Thanks for that....if I were to move there I'm still not sure if I would rent or buy. Home ownership is nice but having lived it for 12 years it does get annoying. Even in the woods where I'm located since the little community where I am is on a dirt road and, of course, I happen to be at the top of the mountain!! I'll have to look up the home values down there and see. From what I can see on Google its still fairly close to Malvern. I did an 1-1/2 hour commute one way to work for 2-1/2 years with my wife on dialysis and I'm glad not to have to do that anymore. I'm no spring chicken anymore (59) so it was taking a toll on me both physically and mentally.
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Dude...., I'm right here
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What's your budget?


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Thanks for that....if I were to move there I'm still not sure if I would rent or buy. Home ownership is nice but having lived it for 12 years it does get annoying. Even in the woods where I'm located since the little community where I am is on a dirt road and, of course, I happen to be at the top of the mountain!! I'll have to look up the home values down there and see. From what I can see on Google its still fairly close to Malvern. I did an 1-1/2 hour commute one way to work for 2-1/2 years with my wife on dialysis and I'm glad not to have to do that anymore. I'm no spring chicken anymore (59) so it was taking a toll on me both physically and mentally.
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg, PA
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What's your budget?

Not sure if I want to own a home again.....so my budget I do not know at this time but considering my wife and I are not spring chickens anymore I don't think I want to buy again if I can avoid it....if I were to buy it would have to be a ranch of at least 1200-1500 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, and no bigger than that.....I dread having to buy a home in an area where I might end up with neighbors who are total A-holes....where we live right now we've been fortunate to not have to worry about that because the community is only 101 houses, everyone minds their own business, I have a 1/2 acre corner on which the home sits away from the corner, the downside is that the community is dirt road which is also a blessing because we don't get a lot of traffic, I'm close to everything (5 miles) but not in the hustle & bustle of downtown, 2 hospitals that are just 15 minutes away (St. Lukes Monroe Campus and St. Lukes Anderson Campus), and other amenities not far....so I'd like to avoid having to buy again unless I can get something where the neighbors aren't within arm reach and doesn't require much maintenance......
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Malvern is a "Main Line" town, which generally means it's a great but expensive place to live.

It sounds like you would rather find someplace that's more affordable but still a reasonable commute to Malvern. In that case, I would recommend Phoenixville; it's a up-and-coming town which is still a little rough around the edges, but that's where I would consider the best value currently.

But the Philly suburbs are HUGE and anything along the 202 or 422 corridor would be a decent commute, with housing prices generally getting cheaper as you get away from Philadelphia and the Main Line.

He said about 2K for rent is within his budget, no? Malvern has plenty of 2br rentals you can get for less than 2K. I'd personally suggest just living Malvern. You can look for a spot closer to the train, therefore your daily commutes will be very simple, and if you want to go into the city (or even say Bryn Mawr) for some entertainment, you can hop on the train and skip the headache of 76.

Phoenixville is indeed a C-D darling, and for good reason. You would probably like the area, just consider whether the commute time and lack of rail transit is really worth it.
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Philly
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He said about 2K for rent is within his budget, no? Malvern has plenty of 2br rentals you can get for less than 2K. I'd personally suggest just living Malvern. You can look for a spot closer to the train, therefore your daily commutes will be very simple, and if you want to go into the city (or even say Bryn Mawr) for some entertainment, you can hop on the train and skip the headache of 76.

Phoenixville is indeed a C-D darling, and for good reason. You would probably like the area, just consider whether the commute time and lack of rail transit is really worth it.
If malvern is in the budget then why not? Short commute and good healthcare access.
Phoenixville is a great town and not really rough around the edges.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Dude...., I'm right here
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You may want to look into west of Malvern along US30. Highway 30 will give you the fastest access to Malvern. The further away from Malvern, the more rural it gets with pockets of suburban neighborhoods until you get to Lancaster.


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Not sure if I want to own a home again.....so my budget I do not know at this time but considering my wife and I are not spring chickens anymore I don't think I want to buy again if I can avoid it....if I were to buy it would have to be a ranch of at least 1200-1500 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, and no bigger than that.....I dread having to buy a home in an area where I might end up with neighbors who are total A-holes....where we live right now we've been fortunate to not have to worry about that because the community is only 101 houses, everyone minds their own business, I have a 1/2 acre corner on which the home sits away from the corner, the downside is that the community is dirt road which is also a blessing because we don't get a lot of traffic, I'm close to everything (5 miles) but not in the hustle & bustle of downtown, 2 hospitals that are just 15 minutes away (St. Lukes Monroe Campus and St. Lukes Anderson Campus), and other amenities not far....so I'd like to avoid having to buy again unless I can get something where the neighbors aren't within arm reach and doesn't require much maintenance......

The 2K budget was for the OP. @DavidWebb revived this post
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He said about 2K for rent is within his budget, no? Malvern has plenty of 2br rentals you can get for less than 2K. I'd personally suggest just living Malvern. You can look for a spot closer to the train, therefore your daily commutes will be very simple, and if you want to go into the city (or even say Bryn Mawr) for some entertainment, you can hop on the train and skip the headache of 76.

Phoenixville is indeed a C-D darling, and for good reason. You would probably like the area, just consider whether the commute time and lack of rail transit is really worth it.
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg, PA
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The 2K budget was for the OP. @DavidWebb revived this post

Thanks for pointing that out....apparently no one pays attention to whats being talked about and by whom....
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Old Yesterday, 04:54 AM
 
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Thanks for pointing that out....apparently no one pays attention to whats being talked about and by whom....

So then, it would be very helpful for you to give some sort of budget for rental.

From what I can see, you said it needs to be pet friendly and accessible to dialysis. Not sure if you need to factor in your driving your wife to dialysis or if it is a service provided.
Anyway I am pretty sure dialysis and good medical care are not an issue in Malvern and Rt 30 environs. This is not an inexpensive area but it was good advice shared that if you go further along 30 it gets a bit less$$.
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