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Old 04-21-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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Default moving to philly suburbs from madison, wi - need suggestions! thanks

When are you moving? Hopefully this fall
Where are you coming from? Madison, WI
Why are you moving? Job/want to be on east coast near family in upstate ny
Where will you be working? Work from home and travel out of state - also Downingtown and Horsham every so often
Have you been here yet? yes and visiting again soon
Will you buy or rent? rent for a while
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend? prefer something with garage and storage - around $1800
Do you prefer hi-rise or walk up? no preference but easy access would be great
Are you married or single? Do you have children? married, no children
Do you have pets? cat
Do you want or need a yard? small outdoor space would be nice
Are you keeping a car? yes
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? We would be the "green acres" couple.
What do you want to be closest to? Just good quality of life
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.) wegmans would be nice
Train or subway stations - airport access

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood? no preference

Coke or Pepsi? pepsi
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Yardley PA
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If you want a wegmans, you should look in Warrington PA .. It'd be close to Horsham, and also the turnpike to get to Downington and you'll get your wegmans!
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Philly
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there's a new wegman's in malvern/frazer as part of the uptown at worthington development. you might want to look near there, lot so jobs, near the train to the city, near downingtown, and the turnpike.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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thanks - the wegmans is really not a big deal - just happy to be on the east coast! can anyone tell me what the community colleges are like also. we are just a little overwhelmed by the choices - which is a nice change from where we are coming from.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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There's a Wegman's in Downingtown and if you don't have kids to put in public schools you can checkout nearby Thorndale, East Fallowfield, Coatesville (not the city but the zip code). Lots of new homes, country feel but close to every amenity you could want...

There is also another Wegmans in Oaks/Collegeville so you may want to check out that area as well...
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:01 PM
 
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Northern suburbs like Horsham are really far from the airport, but there's some really nice suburbs up there like Jenkintown.

When I moved to the area, I ended up settling on NJ suburbs because of easier highway access, cheaper housing, faster access to center city, I can be at the PHL airport in 20 mins, I can be at EWR in 1 hour which has more nonstop flights. There's Wegmans in Cherry Hill. PA suburbs close in were expensive or, in the case of Delaware County, sketchy. You don't need to be close to Philadelphia so you can look further out if you want.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:33 AM
 
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Better watch it, tarp. There's a certain person who loves griding axes over the wonderfulness of Delco. Be afraid, be very afraid LOL!
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: South Philly
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It sounds like between Horsham, Downingtown, upstate NY (do you mean Syracuse area?) and the occasional trip to the airport that you'd want to be in the Plymouth Meeting area.
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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Hi - thanks all for the input. Upstate NY = Rochester and Finger Lakes - I know that its a pretty easy drive to Philly area from past trips. Its seems like Horsham is a semi-monthly trip for now, so that is not as big of a deal. Any input on the community colleges/continuing education in those areas? Thanks
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:01 AM
 
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Okay, I'll be the one to chime in with a pro-DelCo response...

You might want to consider the Media/Swarthmore area. It's not as "green acres" as the other areas suggested, though it is less than 20 minutes to the airport. Media has a small-ish downtown area with restaurants, bars & shops to give you something to do when you leave the ranch. They also have a Trader Joe's.

The drive to Horsham takes 30-35 minutes, though because 476 South is lousy in the evenings it would probably take you 50-60 to get home.

Delaware County Community College has a few locations. I believe the Marple Campus (Media Line Road in Media) is it's main spot. Delaware County Community College

Good luck!
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