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Old 06-18-2014, 08:16 AM
 
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Hello, I am in a similar plight to the original poster. However, I am heavily leaning towards Bucks County. OP, what did you decide? There was not much info here on Bucks county, although I realize this is a lehigh valley board. Would love to hear where you ended up and what your opinions are a year later?
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:29 AM
 
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Default 100 highest income counties in USA

It is true that Bucks is in the list of top 100 highest income counties in the USA. Lehigh County is too far from NYC or Philadelphia to make a list llike that.


6 Hunterdon County, New Jersey $100,980.00
9 Somerset County, New Jersey $97,440.00
10 Morris County, New Jersey $96,747.00
25 Chester County, Pennsylvania $84,741.00
66 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania $76,380.00
77 Bucks County, Pennsylvania $74,828.00


Overall, you will almost always find Bucks county in general ranked higher in education, etc. But Lehigh county has some excellent school districts, and is often more affordable.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:32 AM
 
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Bucks County Vs Lehigh Valley 2018 opinions? COL jobs etc,,,
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:25 AM
 
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Bucks County is 50 miles long. Lower, Central and Upper Bucks are all very different. Which part of the county are you interested in? Upper, closest to the Lehigh Valley, is very rural with many small villages and limited retail/services compared to the LV.
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Old 05-08-2018, 06:15 AM
 
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Bucks County is 50 miles long. Lower, Central and Upper Bucks are all very different. Which part of the county are you interested in? Upper, closest to the Lehigh Valley, is very rural with many small villages and limited retail/services compared to the LV.
I disagree with this ^. Upper Bucks is Quakertown, which has several shopping centers plus small shops in the town. I live within a couple of miles of the Bucks county line and the two areas blend into each other. I like my location at the Southern end of Lehigh county where I can easily hit Target in Q-town or hop over to Costco in Allentown/Macungie.

Job-wise, you are comparing one county that has a large city versus another that has mostly towns so I would guess that there are more jobs available in Lehigh county but there is more wealth in Bucks county. Affluent people that work in the Philadelphia area, live in Bucks county. Housing prices are certainly more in Bucks county than Lehigh. https://www.city-data.com/county/Bucks_County-PA.html
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Old 05-08-2018, 11:34 AM
 
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With all due respect, anything northeast of the Rt. 309 corridor that you are describing as Upper Bucks is rural. The Delaware River towns of Ottsville, Revere, Kinternersville and Riegelsville are all small villages with limited services. Bucks County goes all the way up to Easton, part of the Lehigh Valley.

I live in Yardley in Lower Bucks which is densely populated. I'm still 15-20 minutes to the nearest mall and a Target. We don't have a Costco in Lower Bucks. What I love about all of Bucks County is the rural feel even around the larger towns.
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:02 PM
 
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Yes, all the towns that you've mentioned are cute little towns. I didn't say that Quakertown is densely populated. I said it was not rural. I'm all for rural, and you'll certainly get that just ten minutes out of Quakertown. Perhaps it's our definition or rural that is the cause of our difference of opinion. I grew up in a small town and live outside of one now. I love small old towns that are not just suburban sprawl. Quakertown is nice because it has the amenities of good schools, nice parks and newish library but ample shopping with small stores and restaurants as well as box stores like Target, Walmart and BJ's.
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