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Old 07-25-2019, 01:16 PM
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Hi experts,

My family and I are relocating for probably a year or so to the Philadelphia area for my daughter’s medical treatment. Her treatment team is located in the city of Philadelphia, but we would like to live in the surrounding suburbs...something with good schools. We have to rent a place to live. We have three girls with us, ages 16, 10, and 4. We also have a 20-year-old son will be commuting back-and-forth from college on some weekends.

Can you recommend a safe suburb with great schools and things to do?

Ideally, it would be easy to get in and out of Philly well she is in daily treatment there, and have some kind of walkable downtown area. We are currently living in St. Petersburg Florida, but are originally from the Cleveland area. And say Pete, we live very near downtown, and have gotten used to the bustle and amenities. We would like something that has a little flavor of that, but also has a lot of family friendly things to do.

We have family in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Morristown, New Jersey, and are big fans of spending time in New York City, so we are excited to be close to that. I would also love some thing that is an easy drive to the beach. Can you make recommendations?

Thank you,


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Old 07-26-2019, 09:26 AM
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South Jersey is a good place to look in general, with several small towns with (1) easy access to Philadelphia, (2) good schools, (3) walkable downtowns, and (4) a short drive to the shore. Your budget and personal preference are key unknowns. I suggest pretty much any of the PATCO towns (Collingswood, Haddon Township, and Haddonfield) as having the shortest commute to Philly (whether by car or PATCO train), walkable downtowns, and good schools. People will have varying opinions about the schools, but I think generally people would say that Haddonfield is the best of the three, then Haddon Township, then Collingswood. Rents would follow in a similar fashion from most expensive to least expensive. If you don't mind a longer commute (and no commuter rail), Moorestown has a nice walkable downtown with good schools as well. Most towns that are close to Philly in South Jersey are approximately 1-2 hours from all the South Jersey shore towns.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:45 PM
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I second Ambler as a viable location. I would also say that Chestnut Hill is an area you should look into, there is a lot going on there as well. If you are okay with a little bit further away from Philadelphia I would say Phoenixville. It is about 45 mins away, but is exploding in terms of growth. I work as a realtor in these areas if you would like some further information. My email is [email]bhadfield@spaceandcompany.com[/email].
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