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.