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Old 10-30-2019, 06:29 PM
 
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How is zip 19341? Reasonable price there.

 
Old 10-30-2019, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Pocopson
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Originally Posted by bluewin888 View Post
How is zip 19341? Reasonable price there.
Exton is a perfectly fine place to live; it's safe with good schools and it's a pretty affluent area. My biggest complaint is that it is very commercial (basically a small-scale King of Prussia); the mall and countless shopping centers creates a lot of traffic. Driving into Philadelphia isn't great, as you'll need to deal with the Schuylkill Expressway, but you can take Septa Regional Rail instead.

If access into the city isn't a priority for you, you can get even better prices north of I-76 (Eagle/Chester Springs). I would also recommend looking into Phoenixville, which I consider to be an up-and-coming area.
 
Old 10-30-2019, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Levittown
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For 600k in Bergen County, you get a dumpy looking 1900 Sq ft 3BR 2.5 bath house on a 9000 sq ft lot in Montclair with $1,000/mo in taxes.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1...82207598_zpid/
Montclair is Essex County.
 
Old 10-30-2019, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Levittown
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Y’all always forget about Haddonfield, Collingswood, and Westmont in these conversations. South Jersey has real, walkable communities with excellent public transportation options and relatively affordable housing.
That is really just that one little stretch of Haddon Ave in that pocket of Camden County. Beyond that there really isn't much else like that.
 
Old 10-30-2019, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Levittown
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Any particular reason the OP is avoiding Bucks County?
 
Old 10-30-2019, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Originally Posted by NYtoNJtoPA View Post
Any particular reason the OP is avoiding Bucks County?
Perhaps the better question is why the OP has given up on the Bronx, Brooklyn, Weehawken, Union City, Binghamton, Newark (DE), or any of the other places asked about in 100+ threads.

This year alone, bluewin888 has started dozens of threads on the Pennsylvania boards asking about various places in the state—from Philadelphia to the Lehigh Valley to Harrisburg...and everything in between. (Plus a thread on Erie.)

To wit:
Depending on which posts you want to believe, bluewin888 is either in a hurry to buy a condo in the Bronx NOW—or planning to invest $1M in an apartment building in Downtown Easton—or trying to find a good neighborhood with luxury homes, good schools, and rich people in Reading.

Draw your own conclusions about the OP's objectives, the apparent lack of sincerity behind any of the questions asked—or for that matter, the lack of follow-through on thoughtful responses given by others to the OP's vague questions.

My opinion: Spend time responding at your own discretion.

Last edited by toobusytoday; 11-01-2019 at 12:45 PM.. Reason: removed schizophrenic.
 
Old 10-31-2019, 05:33 AM
 
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Like to live near shopping centers.


No need to access Philly.


Highway access is very important— frequent travel to NJ NY DE and MID PA.


Exton seems easy to find a newer house at 400k


Phoenixville has trains ?


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Exton is a perfectly fine place to live; it's safe with good schools and it's a pretty affluent area. My biggest complaint is that it is very commercial (basically a small-scale King of Prussia); the mall and countless shopping centers creates a lot of traffic. Driving into Philadelphia isn't great, as you'll need to deal with the Schuylkill Expressway, but you can take Septa Regional Rail instead.

If access into the city isn't a priority for you, you can get even better prices north of I-76 (Eagle/Chester Springs). I would also recommend looking into Phoenixville, which I consider to be an up-and-coming area.
 
Old 10-31-2019, 12:24 PM
 
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Where is this "My current house is 4-bed 4-bath with a pool and 15 min to NYC. FOR about $500k"

Fifteen minutes from NYC, 4 bed, for 500k?

Hmm. I don't buy this without know more. A lot more. A 500k budget barely gets you a townhouse in a decent school district in Westchester, indeed, most of the NYC suburbs when you get down to it.

I'm guessing this 500k house is in a crap area. With outrageous taxes.
 
Old 10-31-2019, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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3 - PA has things that NJ generally doesn’t, such as an abundance of colleges and universities, historical sites, museums, and pleasant, walkable suburban towns that drive up home values.
New Jersey has no historical sites?
 
Old 10-31-2019, 03:52 PM
 
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There is no one place for everyone.
It sounds like you want everything for real cheap, and that's just not possible. (Convenience to city life, access to public transportation, garage for car(s), newer home with modern amenities, close to nightlife and grocery, and more, etc.)
You have to pick out what you want more than others, and that's different for everyone.
This includes even the simple factor of not liking change because you're used to living where you are.

Not everyone can or wants to be in the most reputable school district. No one area or district or place can be for everyone. For some families where cyber school is allowed, cyber school might even be the best option. Individuals and how they interact in the environments they are in determine the quality and kind of education they receive the most rather than a reputation of a place.

Start with yourself, and if you're interested in the Philly area, fill out the questionnaire and copy and paste.
Otherwise, why post at all?
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