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Old 09-27-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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Pro and Con: Swarthmore, Downingtown, Perkasie, Sinking Spring, and Newton Grant

some Important areas: school, amenities, family, crimes.


Thanks for you input

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Old 09-27-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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Can this post be moved to the Philadelphia forum?
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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It could, but I'm still trying to figure out where Sinking Spring and Newton Grant are. Philadelphia area?
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:10 AM
 
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It could, but I'm still trying to figure out where Sinking Spring and Newton Grant are. Philadelphia area?
Just did a quick check on Google. Sinking Spring is in Berks county (west of Reading)...not really the Philly area.

I think the OP means Newtown Grant (rather than Newton Grant) which appears to be a housing development in Newtown Township, Bucks County.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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Sinking Springs is laid back. Sinking Springs is just a few minutes from Reading and Reading is 1.25 hours from Philly via Route 422 W. Outlet stores are in Reading and schools are good. I am not aware of the crime because I know of none so it makes sense there is very little crime.

Downingtown schools do not score high because my nephew went there and there was trouble. Housing is good and can be midland in price. Downingtown has a train that goes directly to Philly. It is also located 35 minutes from West Chester PA or 40 minutes to Valley Forge. Downingtown is family oriented and has good shopping and eating areas.

Swarthmore is just an older community of large and small homes. It is also close to Philly and close to Chester and Springfield PA. Chester PA is well known for crime but it has a casino. Springfield is good with good family ties and a lot of regular people and good transportation to the Phlly area and West Chester PA and their college.. Housing is OK. Eating locations are scarce except for a few local eateries.

Newton Grant is probably Newtown Grant and I believe is a subdivision in Newtown PA. Over an hour from West Chewter PA, Springfield PA + Downingtown PA. If it is in Newtown PA you be assured the housing is high and the homes are large like 5-6 bdrooms and 4baths using 4,000sf of living space and more. Mostly professionals and yuppies in an expensive home.

How do I know all this?
My mom lived in Springfield PA for 25 years, brother lives in Downingtown and his son went to the schools there; also I went to school in Reading and Valley Forge PA and was looking for a home in Newtown PA.
I passed through Perkasie many, many times going to the state game lands but it is unknown to me their particulars. Perkasie is North of Philly and just East of the big highway of 476..

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Old 10-02-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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The schools in Downingtown are good. Just check out schooldigger.com or schoolmatters. One student that does not like it or do well, does not make for a bad school district.
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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