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Old 04-14-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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I will be moving to Bucks County, PA within the next several months. My husband will be going first with a new job in Princeton - but we want to live in Bucks County - probably Newtown, Yardley or Doylestown. Does anyone know of some decent law offices to work for - in other words, decent pay, nice personalities, etc.? I've been in a 2-attorney law office in Virginia for 25 years (my boss is crying the blues over my move) and I am looking for the same type of atmostphere. Any advice in this regard would be most appreciated.

Also, could someone from Bucks County PLEASE explain to me the deal on its townships, districts, towns, etc. I am so confused I don't know what I am doing.

Thanks a bunch.
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:16 AM
 
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Paralegal jobs with a short commute can be found in Trenton and throughout Bucks County. Check the Trenton Times at NJ.com: Everything Jersey and the Bucks County Courier Post at phillyBurbs.com or direct to job section: phillyBurbs.com jobsearch (http://jobs.phillyburbs.com/ - broken link) .

The lowdown on the differences between boroughs, towns, townships and how the school districts are formed that cross legal/political borders can be found on each county's Website. Just worry about who has taxation authority and who can redistrict schools. For example, in my community in lower Bucks, a certain neighborhood in a township was just moved from one elementary school to another, and several folks selling their homes are going to have to bite the bullet and drop their house prices about $25k.

The Official site of Bucks County Pennsylvania Search in the search line for: township maps, etc.

Information Resources - Bucks County Planning Commission

Check out that floodplain information if you're thinking of moving anywhere near the Delaware River (Yardley). Yardley is pretty, but not when much of it floods periodically. Same deal with some of the creeks and smaller rivers in Bucks.

There are a lot of threads on this site that you can search for to give you information.

Oh, and one other thing: watch the Sheriiff's Sale lists as you're househunting. You don't want to pay list for a house that's already in foreclosure and going back to the bank soon. You'll be overpaying. Go to the bottom of the page here Office of the Sheriff: Sheriff Real Estate Sales and make sure the house is not listed.

You can check out houses on www. (broken link) k w .com Don't include the spaces on that URL. Type in ZIP 19067 on the main search page. You'll get all houses for sale in that ZIP code. Hit "New Search" and make your choices by town or school district. Stick with Pennsbury or Council Rock School Districts. You can search by town as well, but you'll be missing out on good houses in townships if you only search by town.

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Old 04-15-2008, 04:00 PM
 
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Thank you so much for that information!!
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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Default Hello Virginia

I just want to let you know that you are going to have a very hard time finding a Paralegal job here in Bucks County. Many firms had down sized, the only luck you may have is in Down Town Phily. The salary is much better in Philadelphia. You can try the Bucks County Court House, but they only have Legal Secretaries. The salary is around $20.00 - $24.00 an hour to start. I have been looking for over Two Years, my situation is that I only have a 1.5 years exp, but I do have a degree in this field and most firms want you to have five years exp., so you may have a chance in a Philadelphia Firm where they pay well. I had recently went on Craig's list and found tons of Paralegal jobs in Virginia Beach. Good Luck on the move! Susan
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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The three townships you mentioned are really very lovely.
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