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Old 09-11-2006, 06:25 PM
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Location: Topsham, Maine
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I am considering moving my family from Maine to either the Reading or the Huntingdon area's. I am originally from the Pittsburgh area but my children were born in Maine. Reading suburbs look like a good fit for my middle school/high school age girls. Any info about districts such as Conrad Weiser, Fleetwood, Tuplehocken and others outside the immediate Reading area.

The Huntingdon area looks just a little too rural and that's saying something from someone coming from Maine any thoughts?
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Lewistown, PA
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I am considering moving my family from Maine to either the Reading or the Huntingdon area's. I am originally from the Pittsburgh area but my children were born in Maine. Reading suburbs look like a good fit for my middle school/high school age girls. Any info about districts such as Conrad Weiser, Fleetwood, Tuplehocken and others outside the immediate Reading area.

The Huntingdon area looks just a little too rural and that's saying something from someone coming from Maine any thoughts?
Huntingdon is very rural. They just got a Walmart.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:56 AM
 
Location: NJ on the way to Chicago!
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Well, personally speaking, Exeter Twp. in Berks Co. is great. We are just outside the city of Reading. Little if any crime, 40 minutes to King of Prussia and you are surrounded by beautiful countryside. We are moving because of a relocation, or we would stay, and we were transplants here. As for the school district, I believe Exeter is in the top 3 in the County. Good luck.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:07 AM
 
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Wyomissing is one of the best public schools in the state although most Berks schools( except Reading) are rated very good. West Reading is very walkable( lots of shops and restaurants but no supermarkets though) with many homes ranging from rowhomes to mansions in Wyomissing. 100 K will get you a big old victorian rowhouse in the Reading historic district but crime and schools would be problems.
The areas surrounding Reading are suburban then become rural with alot of farmland and woods. Reading is surrounded on two sides( east and south) by very scenic mountains. Northern Berks is extremely rural and wild. Oley township is a registered national historic district due to its heritage and architecture and maintaining its farmland.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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I lived in East COventry PA, which is 30 minutes from Reading and it has great schools. (Owen J ROberts) It is nice b/c it is 30 minutes to Reading and 20 minutes to King of Prussia.
Huntingdon is too rural in my opinion
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:55 AM
 
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Huntingdon is very rural. They just got a Walmart.
Exactly. I also have not heard a lot of good things about their school district.
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