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Old 10-01-2008, 06:01 PM
 
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I live outside of Bath, PA and am considering taking a job in Doylestown. Has anyone done this commute? About how long was it? Can you recommend a route? If you were to move halfway between the two cities, where would you recommend moving to? I have elementary aged children and would not want to exceed $300,000 for a house. Thank you for your info!
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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Doylestown to Bath would be about an hour drive (maybe a little longer) and from bath there really isn't a great route.... unfortunatley your stuck with the mess that 22 can be escpecially in the morning(if that when you are commuting)...like 22 to 309S to I forget the road to turn on or 22 to 33 to 78 to 309 depending on where outside Bath you live...

Halfway you would be somewhere around Center Valley - Coopersburg - Quakertown area.

Jeff
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:35 AM
 
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I agree with Jeff and you would be able to find a nice house in your price range in those towns. All have good schools.
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:19 AM
 
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Thank you both for your suggestions. I did the drive last week, taking 22 > 378 > 309 > 313 > 611 >202. I heard maybe staying on 309 longer and cutting through Perkasie may be a better option. 313 moved pretty slow. I would be doing the 7:30 am commute and 4:30 pm commute.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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Shouldistay,
Have you considered just living in or just outside of Doylestown? It's a lovely town and generally better regarded then Center Valley, C-burg or Q-town. I say this as a resident of Coopersburg.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:06 AM
 
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Default Living in Doylestown

The town seems very quaint. I would enjoy it, however I looked up housing costs and they are 111% higher than in my area. On the salary comparison calculators on the web I would need to make about $25,000 more to be at the same standard of living.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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I had a contract in Yardley, PA for a couple months, and commuted down from Bethlehem.. Went right through Doylestown. I took 412 to 611 to get to Doylestown... To get elsewhere in Bucks, I took 412 to 611 to 413. The commute was never that bad, even on the cold snowy days.. it was a long trip though (50-70 minutes) to Doylestown. It wasn't bad because I was only doing it for a few months, but I don't know how it'd be if I were to do it permanently.
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:40 PM
 
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I live in Doylestown and am hoping to move soon. It is rather pricey and not the friendliest town. Fortunately, my house is not too overpriced, so I am optimistic that I will be able to sell it fairly easily. I wish you the best in your decision!
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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I am wondering how long it would be for me before I got tired of the commute. I am used to a 15 minute drive into work, guess I am spoiled.

I didn't get to mingle with the residents while I was there, but the town seemed very nice, but as I mentioned I don't think I could afford to live in town. Good luck selling your home.
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:56 AM
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I too am thinking about moving to either Bethlehem area or Doylestown with my 15 year old son. How is it for kids around these areas? Friendly - snobby - competitive ?? I would like to live close to a town where you can go to a coffee shop and I am looking for a college teaching job as well. I grew up in Lansford until I was 12 and remember little but want to get back to PA with my son - discriminate against a single mom? I don't need that for my son too. Also he loves karate and gymnastics and would like to continue with both.. any ideas? thanks. LK
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