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Old 08-30-2012, 08:15 AM
 
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Hi all my fiance and I currently live in south jersey and we hate it. We are both in our mid-20's and he is in the NJ Air National Guard so we are looking to move to a place about an hour or less away from the NJ/PA border, and we are trying to stay at least 30min away from a big city. We both enjoy hunting and fishing and not so much a city type setting. I'm originally from Florida and only moved up here less than two years ago so I really have no idea where to even begin looking. Any information would be very helpful. Thank you!
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Hi all my fiance and I currently live in south jersey and we hate it. We are both in our mid-20's and he is in the NJ Air National Guard so we are looking to move to a place about an hour or less away from the NJ/PA border, and we are trying to stay at least 30min away from a big city. We both enjoy hunting and fishing and not so much a city type setting. I'm originally from Florida and only moved up here less than two years ago so I really have no idea where to even begin looking. Any information would be very helpful. Thank you!
You should ask this question in the Philly forum, because (assuming by an hour away from NJ you mean Southern NJ) anything you are looking at will be within the Philly metro area.

That said, you will have a very hard time finding this. Not only do the Philly suburbs sprawl pretty far out, but Southeastern Pennsylvania was a big farming area before it went over to suburbs, thus there aren't that many wooded areas which aren't parks or suburban neighborhoods for the wealthy.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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We do not want to live near Philadelphia. My only concern is his commute one weekend a month to the McGuire/Fort Dix base.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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We do not want to live near Philadelphia. My only concern is his commute one weekend a month to the McGuire/Fort Dix base.
How can you be within an hour of the NJ border and not live near Philly?

IMHO, the closest place you could get which would be somewhat undeveloped would be upper Bucks county, around Quakertown. That should be doable in around 90 minutes, assuming minimal traffic.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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How can you be within an hour of the NJ border and not live near Philly?
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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She said her boyfriend needs to commute to Fort Dix, is in Burlighton County. A commute from that far up is kind of rough, and if you're going to go that far, you might as well locate an equal drive but away from the border, like Schuylkill County. Unless she has to have a job in NJ, but could work from virtually anywhere in the state or something.

I actually wonder if somewhere in Delaware south of the canal would work.

Edit: Honestly, Southern NJ is the most undeveloped area in that region. Maybe not right along the Delaware, or the shore, but it's really empty for NJ standards around the Pine Barrens. I'd think that would be a great place for outdoorsy people.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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I worded my last response wrong. We do not want to be in the immediate suburbs of Philadelphia and we prefer a low crime area. He only has to commute one weekend a month so we could go farther, my original post is just a point of reference. Once again, thank you all
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