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Old 07-24-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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Hi,

Would like to get some help about where to rent preferably close to a good Elementary and Middle school. After reading most posts, looks like Parkland and East Penn school district are good choices. Currently our son goes to a public school for gifted and talented here in Saint Paul, MN.

Thank you.


When are you moving? Late August
Where are you coming from? Saint Paul, Minnesota
Why are you moving? Relocating due to job change
Where will you be working? Allentown
Have you been here yet? I have not. (just to got to know yesterday about the relocation)

Will you buy or rent? Rent first buy later
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend? Would love to rent a house/condo or townhouse. Willing pay up to $1600
Do you prefer hi-rise or walk up? Walk up

Are you married or single? Do you have children? Married with one child (9 year old)
Do you prefer public or private schools? Public
Do you have pets? No
Do you want or need a yard? Yes
Are you keeping a car? Yes
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? little bit of everything.

What do you want to be closest to?
Work
Shopping
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.)


Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood? Diverse neighborhood with young kids


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Old 07-27-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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We live in Bethlehem Township. We love it here. It is close enough to NJ, Philly, NY, and all major highways. We love ours schools and we adore our neighborhood. We live in the Vineyard at Wagner Farms, and our children attend Farmersville School.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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Thank you. I am learning a lot from this board. Looking forward to moving now.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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My advice would be to stay out of the Allentown School District. It doesn't have a great reputation anymore (years ago it was fantastic). Parkland and East Penn have good reputations. I prefer Northwestern Lehigh in New Tripoli - about 20 minutes north of Allentown.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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Just wanted to wish you the best, as we relocated from Minnesota (Maple Grove) 2 years ago.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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Since the job is in Allentown I would suggest looking at the area's in any direction except East of the city. You don't want to have to commute from Bethlehem or any area past that towards Allentown. Why bother when the best schools in the Valley are in all the other directions? The obvious first choice to look is in Macungie or Lower Macungie. It's the fastest growing area in the Valley but that means you would meet lots of other newcomers. Lot's of housing choices too. Look for listings in East Penn School district.
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