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Old 03-22-2019, 11:37 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. I was actually looking at the aerial view on Google yesterday, and Oakmont really caught my eye because of the location (being a little more set back from route 1 and 3). Do you think house prices are a little higher in this neighborhood, or do they run about the same throughout Havertown? Also, do you know what would be the best way to get to University City station from the Oakmont neighborhood? U. City station is ideal for us, but we could potentially use 30th street station (just a little more inconvenient).
Oakmont is not really convenient to Septa regional rail.

But as you probably know Bryn Mawr and Ardmore are via the Paoli/Thorndale line

From Oakmont, depending upon where you are, you have two options. 1. Take the rt 103 bus to 69th St and the MFL to 34th St. 2. Take the NHSL( probably the Ardmore Junction stop) to 69th St and the MFL to 34th St. There is parking at Ardmore Junction.
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:48 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. I was actually looking at the aerial view on Google yesterday, and Oakmont really caught my eye because of the location (being a little more set back from route 1 and 3). Do you think house prices are a little higher in this neighborhood, or do they run about the same throughout Havertown? Also, do you know what would be the best way to get to University City station from the Oakmont neighborhood? U. City station is ideal for us, but we could potentially use 30th street station (just a little more inconvenient).
I'd say that houses in the Oakmont neighborhood can run anywhere from the $300s to the $500s. As an example (not allowed to post individual listings here), one home currently for sale in Oakmont is $315,000 and ~1,600 sf, while another one currently for sale in Oakmont is $539,900 and ~2,200 sf. It runs the gamut.

Getting to University City from Havertown can be accomplished a few ways.
  • The first way is via the trolley and the El. There are two NHSL stops in Havertown - the Beechwood/Brookline station and the Penfield station on Manoa Road. Both are very close to the Oakmont neighborhood, but would likely require driving and parking (or biking in nice weather). You would take the NHSL to 69th Street and then transfer to the El, getting off in University City.
  • The second way is via Regional Rail. You can drive to the Ardmore station of the Paoli/Thorndale line and take it to 30th Street Station.

Someone else mentioned taxes. Yes, they likely go up every year, but if you find a place that isn't like that, please let me know so I can move there immediately. Ha Ha. One thing to be aware of, though, is that ALL of Delaware County is being reassessed. We just got our letter in the mail.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:39 AM
 
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I'd say that houses in the Oakmont neighborhood can run anywhere from the $300s to the $500s. As an example (not allowed to post individual listings here), one home currently for sale in Oakmont is $315,000 and ~1,600 sf, while another one currently for sale in Oakmont is $539,900 and ~2,200 sf. It runs the gamut.

Getting to University City from Havertown can be accomplished a few ways.
  • The first way is via the trolley and the El. There are two NHSL stops in Havertown - the Beechwood/Brookline station and the Penfield station on Manoa Road. Both are very close to the Oakmont neighborhood, but would likely require driving and parking (or biking in nice weather). You would take the NHSL to 69th Street and then transfer to the El, getting off in University City.
  • The second way is via Regional Rail. You can drive to the Ardmore station of the Paoli/Thorndale line and take it to 30th Street Station.

Someone else mentioned taxes. Yes, they likely go up every year, but if you find a place that isn't like that, please let me know so I can move there immediately. Ha Ha. One thing to be aware of, though, is that ALL of Delaware County is being reassessed. We just got our letter in the mail.

I was going to say the same thing about the taxes. Jenkintown taxes always go up. Prior to Jenkintown, we lived in Flourtown...same story there! It sucks to admit it and I wish it would stop, but taxes will always go up. Even before we started looking into the Bryn Mawr and Havertown area, I was doing a fair amount of research on Wissahickon and Upper Dublin school districts, and found residents complaining about the same issue. If anyone finds a place with great schools, decent commute to the city, and taxes that don't increase, let me know! :-)
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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Delaware County is also in the midst of a county-wide property tax reassessment, so they will go up even more in the next couple of years.
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Old 03-25-2019, 02:18 PM
 
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I'd say that houses in the Oakmont neighborhood can run anywhere from the $300s to the $500s. As an example (not allowed to post individual listings here), one home currently for sale in Oakmont is $315,000 and ~1,600 sf, while another one currently for sale in Oakmont is $539,900 and ~2,200 sf. It runs the gamut.

Getting to University City from Havertown can be accomplished a few ways.
  • The first way is via the trolley and the El. There are two NHSL stops in Havertown - the Beechwood/Brookline station and the Penfield station on Manoa Road. Both are very close to the Oakmont neighborhood, but would likely require driving and parking (or biking in nice weather). You would take the NHSL to 69th Street and then transfer to the El, getting off in University City.
  • The second way is via Regional Rail. You can drive to the Ardmore station of the Paoli/Thorndale line and take it to 30th Street Station.

Someone else mentioned taxes. Yes, they likely go up every year, but if you find a place that isn't like that, please let me know so I can move there immediately. Ha Ha. One thing to be aware of, though, is that ALL of Delaware County is being reassessed. We just got our letter in the mail.
The Ardmore Junction NHSL stop is closer to Oakmont and there's parking.
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Old 03-25-2019, 02:59 PM
 
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The Ardmore Junction NHSL stop is closer to Oakmont and there's parking.

I live in Oakmont, so...


I was simply giving him stops that are actually in Havertown. But if you want to get that technical, the Wynnewood Road station is even closer to the Oakmont neighborhood, and there's parking there too.


Even better, OP! Take your pick of four NHSL stops!
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:04 PM
 
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I was going to say the same thing about the taxes. Jenkintown taxes always go up. Prior to Jenkintown, we lived in Flourtown...same story there! It sucks to admit it and I wish it would stop, but taxes will always go up. Even before we started looking into the Bryn Mawr and Havertown area, I was doing a fair amount of research on Wissahickon and Upper Dublin school districts, and found residents complaining about the same issue. If anyone finds a place with great schools, decent commute to the city, and taxes that don't increase, let me know! :-)
Taxes will always go up everywhere. However, the starting point is relatively high in Jenkintown, Springfield, Lower Merion, Haverford, and Upper Dublin. Wissahickon, on the other hand, has reasonable property taxes relative to home values, and it's one of the best districts in the area.
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