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Old 12-19-2013, 07:28 PM
 
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My husband has just been offered a job in Philadelphia, we are thinking of exploring Morrestown for a home. Does anyone have information regarding the community, commute and schools? Thanks.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:07 AM
 
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Search here in the forum... Moorestown has been discussed several times.

That being said, it is a premium community of excellent schools, many wealthy people, a high graduation rate with an equally high rate of kids going to 4yr colleges. in the past was chosen by money magazine as the best place to live in the country.

If you can afford it.. go for it.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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My husband has just been offered a job in Philadelphia, we are thinking of exploring Morrestown for a home. Does anyone have information regarding the community, commute and schools? Thanks.
It's a good option if you don't mind the commute into Philadelphia. There are similiar type of town on the PA side but if you want to be in NJ, Moorestown (not Morrestown) is a good choice.

Commuting from Moorestown in CC Philadelphia is not convenient via PATCO (high speed train). If you do drive, there is the issue of parking in the city and the tolls. Yes, the tolls are currently $5 for most of the bridge and is scheduled to increase to $6 next year.

Property tax is a bit higher on the NJ side but you do save in not having to pay PA income and city wage tax. You only pay the city wage and that is almost the same as paying NJ state income tax.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Commute from Moorestown to Center City Philly is roughly 1 hour door-to-door via PATCO (Woodcrest Station). Driving is usually faster if leaving before 7:30am but you will have to pay for tolls and parking as the previous poster mentioned.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Based on your posts in the other threads, Moorestown might actually be perfect for you. Great schools, close to CC, plenty of new housing stock, and a town center.
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:05 PM
 
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My husband has just been offered a job in Philadelphia, we are thinking of exploring Morrestown for a home. Does anyone have information regarding the community, commute and schools? Thanks.
3 buses do just that 407 to PATCO or 413 to PATCO or 317 one seat ride to Philly. Take your pick PM me for details.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:48 AM
 
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The answer on the topic of the commute is heavily based on WHERE in Philly you need to go. I think a lot of people are assuming CC, but that may not be the case. After that, assuming CC, it's a debate between taking extra time and spending less (drive to PATCO then take train, ~1 hour) or taking less time and spending more (drive into Philly, pay for tolls and parking, as little as 30 minutes depending on time).
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:06 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedback. Any suggestion on what towns are similar to Moorestown in PA?
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Thanks for the feedback. Any suggestion on what towns are similar to Moorestown in PA?
Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia

The above link is the best place to look for such towns in PA or NJ. Not all of these towns are at the level of Moorestown but they are certainly all "classic" towns and have their own pros and cons.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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They mention Haddon Heights as a "classic" town of Greater Philly, but not Haddonfield? Probably a mistake. I like though that places like Bordentown, New Hope and even Merchantville were mentioned, those are cool places.
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