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Old 06-08-2009, 10:46 PM
 
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Default Main Line for late twenties married couple?

Hi there! Husband & I are relocating to Philly area. Husband is working in North Wales/Landsdale area, I will be working territory including Bala Cynwyd/West Philly/Germantown. Most of family is in West Chester, PA. On a map, the main line, particularly Wayne seems smack in the middle of the 3 places we need to be. We want to live in neighborhood with other educated people not too much older. Want a fun, safe, great to walk to around & close to places vibe. Trying to spend low $400's.
Is Wayne our best bet?
Haverford/Havertown?
Villanova?
Other suggestions?
Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Limerick
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Wayne is a very nice area with many houses in your price range. There are also some newer developements in the West Chester area running about the same. For the most part both areas are safe, by that I mean just about all neighborhoods/towns/cities have an area or two that people will tell you to stay out of for one reason or another. Location to shopping, dining and out right fun are all reasonably close. Hope this helps!
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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For that price, I would consider Havertown, Media, West Chester, Phoenixville, Conshohocken, maybe Narberth. 400K just doesn't buy much house on the Main Line, unless you are ok with a small townhome or condo; if Chesterbrook is ok with you, you may find a place but it doesn't put you in a position to walk downtown.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Wynnewood, PA/Philadelphia, PA (Temple U)
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Low 4's gets you 4 bed 2.5 bath and ~2,500 sq. ft at most in Wayne.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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Low 4's gets you 4 bed 2.5 bath and ~2,500 sq. ft at most in Wayne.
I'm not sure where you've been shopping but that kind of money will be a smaller home, most likely 3 bedroom. You will pay upper 400's low 500's for a 4 bedroom home over 2000 sq ft. At least in the Tredyffrin Easttown school district. It seems the Radnor side is a tad less expensive.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Wynnewood, PA/Philadelphia, PA (Temple U)
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I'm not sure where you've been shopping but that kind of money will be a smaller home, most likely 3 bedroom. You will pay upper 400's low 500's for a 4 bedroom home over 2000 sq ft. At least in the Tredyffrin Easttown school district. It seems the Radnor side is a tad less expensive.
That would be on the Radnor side, yes. The T/E side is more expensive.
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:45 AM
 
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Have you looked at Chestnut Hill & Mt. Airy? A lot closer to where you both will be working....

My wife and I recently moved to Philly and looked in the Main Line and Chestnut Hill. After seeing both areas we unquestionably chose Chestnut Hill.

The only downsides: city wage tax and schools.
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