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Old 08-29-2007, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Danielle View Post
I absolutely love New Hope, PA. The neighborhood is lovely with plenty of little shops and eateries. I visit a few times every year and everyone I talk to is very friendly. I highly recommend New Hope!

thanks danielle and new hope loves you too!!
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by outdoor21 View Post
New Hope is a town very close to my heart, I've been going there (during the warmer months) every other weekend with my family. I love it there. I would love to live there if it weren't for the very cold temps (do to the river) in the winter, or the bad flooding every few years. But if you've never been there to visit, I strongly recommend that you take a trip down there.
we only had one real flood in 50 years and it was only along the river. thanks for coming to visit. stop listening to the news media, they are full of crap, they took pictures of the southern end of town which is low and act like the whole town flooded. you don't want to live in the main town anyway, the noise from the bars and the drunk girls yelling would be worse than any flood, unless you like drunk girls!!
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Phish Head View Post
Most municipalities in PA levy a "wage tax". You won't see this in the relocation packages and its always a surprise to newcomers to PA. Most towns it's 1% - 1.5% of your gross wages. Only 3 towns in Bucks do NOT levy this tax. Some towns, like Scranton, it is higher (maybe 2% or more). Doesn't sound like much, but if you make $60,000 a year, it's $600-$1200 a year, almost as much as car insurance. There is a reason that property taxes are low in PA, the wage tax makes up for it. Pennsylvania has some hidden taxes that someone from NJ/NY may not be used to. Governments have to make up the money somehow. I found my tax burden in moving from NJ to PA went higher, surprisingly.

New Hope is a nice town, but extremely touristy, especially during the summer and fall months. On nice summer weekends, it can be impossible to walk downtown. New Hope also has a large motorcycle contingent. The town has passed noise ordinances because many of these motorcyclists have "straight pipes" meaning no mufflers. Most of the tourists are from Philly, NYC, and NJ and tend to be aggressive and pushy, to say the least. Fall and spring weekdays, New Hope returns to a quaint country town. Also, New Hope, being right on the river, floods every few years. The town across the river, Lambertville, is just as quaint and not quite as touristy, but close.

All in all, the whole Delaware Valley from Yardley north is a beautful place to live. Don't put any creedence in the words of a certain individual (troll) on this forum that says that all of PA sucks.....
man dude the river overflowed it banks 2 times in 50 years and now the town floods every few years? stop listening to the media and come and talk to people in new hope if you want to really know whats going on. the news you see on the tv is all a bunch of crap, with a name like phish and being a hippy you should know this? don't you know they lie? action news is not allowed to come here anymore because of the bad press they bring the town!! only fox news did a positive report on the town then cancelled the broadcast. new hope never flooded- the river overflowed and it was gone 1 day later, i know i live here
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