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Old 09-14-2006, 03:12 PM
 
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Phoenixville, Pa is a great up and coming town. It's an old steel town and the main street--Bridge Street--was a dump for a long time, but the changes that have occured are terrific. New business, new restaurants, coffee houses, great Farmer's Market each Saturday. I work there and the people who live in Phoenixville are great. Some are from the families who have been there for generations but that is giving way to lots of new blood. I am amazed by how this town has been revitalized and it just keeps getting better!
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Phoenixville, Pa is a great up and coming town. It's an old steel town and the main street--Bridge Street--was a dump for a long time, but the changes that have occured are terrific. New business, new restaurants, coffee houses, great Farmer's Market each Saturday. I work there and the people who live in Phoenixville are great. Some are from the families who have been there for generations but that is giving way to lots of new blood. I am amazed by how this town has been revitalized and it just keeps getting better!

Phoenixville, in many regards, sounds like a mini-Scranton. Our downtown was also a dump right up until the mid-1990s, when a new wave of urban reinvestment began to take over. Now, there are over a half-dozen mixed-use projects on the horizon in the downtown, including loft apartments, upscale boutiques, a new nightclub, restaurants, new pubs, etc. Scranton was nothing more than a dying old industrial town until as recently as 2000 or so. Now, the city is seeing a lot of the suburbanites beginning to establish businesses throughout the urban core. I expect a housing boom will soon follow here, especially as more of the NYC/NJ crowd is starting to skip the Poconos completely in order to move into the Wyoming Valley.
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Old 09-17-2006, 05:09 AM
 
Location: galway, ireland
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yes i would agree with you there, dormont is nice, if you go south on rt 51 there are a few nice suburbs there too, baldwin, whitehall and brentwood are all great areas and all on the buslines, within easy reach of the city center
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:47 PM
 
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State College, for sure. It has the feel of a big city, with so many things to do, yet you can breathe and smell the fresh air. You can drive 10 min. of campus and feel like your miles and miles away from it all! A great place to raise a family, it has great schools and low crime.
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:27 PM
 
Location: State College PA
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We just moved to State College, and it is fantastic so far for raising our two young children. The house prices are higher than eastern NC, but most places are!!
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