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Old 08-22-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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so....i had no real luck with my original relocation post so i decided to look at some old posts in my free time....emmaus seems like a good option....i used to work in center valley at the promenade shops a few years back before i moved to ct so i know that area a little...i commuted from birdsboro so i would go up scenic rte 100...is emmaus all its cracked up to be? is it walkable, family activities available, good schools? how far is the commute to KOP or Philly? any other suggestions...please...
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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The commute to King of Prussia would be painful, Philadelphia even more so. There are some nice towns closer to those area's. For instance, Collegeville is an hour south of Emmaus, probably about the same cost of living. Pennsburg is also a nice little town. Don't get me wrong, Emmaus is a great town, but I'm not sure it's worth an hour commute minimum, each way, when there are other nice small towns closer.
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:26 PM
 
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Living in Emmaus and commuting is a better option than being in Connecticut. I have no regard or respect for CT whatsoever.
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Old 08-22-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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I don't think a commute from Emmaus to King of Prussia would be all that bad. You could take back roads down to get on 476 in Quakertown. 476 flows pretty well in the AM until you're a few miles from Plymouth Meeting. It slows down, but it still moves. 276 West to KOP in the AM is pretty smooth, I think a lot of the traffic is going the other way.

Philly is another story, that would take a long time because you'd either have to drive to Lansdale and take the train (which takes a lot of time between the driving, waiting for the train, being on the train, walking to your office) or drive on the Schuylkill, which is the most clogged roadway in the Philly area. It can be a parking lot all day, I've been stuck in traffic jams there at 2am.
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Old 08-22-2009, 05:08 PM
 
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I can see living in Emmaus if you have family and friends there but it's really just a small town with good schools. Having lived in three other counties in SE Pennsylvania, I wouldn't say it was worth a minimum of an hour commute. My suggestion? Find a job and then look within a reasonable drive from there. Rent for a year if you need to. There are beautiful and affordable towns all over Pennsylvania.
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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Thanks for the info folks i have family in berks county (in birdsboro/douglassville area) and don't want to be too far away...but we're driving 4hrs now so i guess as long as we're in the se part of pa we'll be way closer. My DH wants to work somewhere with a city feel so i suggested he look in kop instead of philly due to traffic issues since it seems to keep growing...other suggestions for job opportunities welcome...
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