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Old 10-16-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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What towns nearby are safe, affordable, and close. My wife is 5 months pregnant and I would like to live where it is safe and young family friendly. Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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My husband worked in COnshy and we lived in East Coventry (we are selling our townhome due to relocation) We loved it there. Great schools, nice area, and we were 3 minutes from 422, which is what you would take to get to Conshy. I actually have infant twins, so that was another reason we chose that area...Safe and again, the schools were a plus.
Good luck!
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:44 AM
 
Location: PA
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We live in Limerick - I would highly recommend the Limerick Collegeville areas. Spring-Ford SD and Perkioman Valley SD are great!!

We are moving next week, and will really miss the area - it has everything a family could want. However, traffic on 422 east (which is how you'd be going) is God awful.

As for affordable, well that will be tough anywhere around here.

Good luck!
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:00 PM
 
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King of Prussia & Chesterbrook are very nice places that are much closer to Conshy. Stay away from having to take 422 traffic is always terrible going East. Chesterbrook is more a community of town homes & some single family homes. It is in the best school district in the area (TE) and the whole area is beautiful. I lived there for 2 years & loved it. I moved to West Chester to buy a single family home and I now love West Chester. However, I work in Conshy and Route 202 traffic can be tough if I don't leave by 7am. The Chesterbrrok & KOP area may be a little bit more expensive, however, the taxesare very low because of all the business in the area. Also, at least in Chesterbrook your property will always sell whne you want it to as that is a very desired area. When we bought our house there it hapened oin one day & we later sold the house 2 years later in 3 days. Yes the market was different then, but those houses are still selling consistently, just at a slightly lower rate. Which makes it an good time to buy ine of them. The downside is that pesky association fee, I hated that. Well good luck
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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I'm not sure how anyone could make the statement that Tredyffrin-Eastown is "the best school district in the area" but I'll agree that it's a good one, and it's much closer to Conshohocken. I'm also not sure why anyone would recommend that you look in Limerick or East Coventry if you have a job in Conshohocken. It's doable, but there's many closer places to look. You could live in Conshohocken. If it's too "town-like" for you, check out Plymouth or Whitemarsh Townships. These areas are in the Colonial School District. Also, you might want to check out Blue Bell. It's an older area (meaning many of the homes built in the 60s and 70s are still inhabited by original owners) but they are starting to turn over. Blue Bell is the post office for Whitpain Township, and is in the Wissahickon School District.
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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I'm not sure how anyone could make the statement that Tredyffrin-Eastown is "the best school district in the area" but I'll agree that it's a good one, and it's much closer to Conshohocken.
Technically you may have to concede that Tredyffrin-Eastown is the best school district in the area based on the fact that Conestoga High School(Tredyffrin-Easttown) scored the highest of all Philadlephia suburban county HIgh Schools in the standardized math and reading test for 11th grade students (2006).

At the very least its certainly one of the best, no one can argue that.
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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Thank you rainrock, your post covered the TE issue. In addition I would add that I do feel that TE borders a lot of school districts that are very good.

Also, as for Conshy, they have built a lot of new townhomes (Expensive in the $350k -$400 range but they may have gone down during the realestate depression) on Hector St. I pass them everyday. However, to provide full disclosure I must also say they are on the same street as secton 8 apartments & houses and a shady looking strip club and very nice newer office buildings.

I drive down that street everyday and if I had to I would not mind living there as the people are very nice and community oriented. I always see crossing guards and older community members at the bus stops watching the whole community's kids which I find touching.

There are of course other areas of Conshy & I would say they are all pretty much ok. Some of the houses are older and look like they need a lot of repair. However, I have friends who rented houses in the area and they are very nice...hardwood floors, open floor plans and spacious.

I also have friends that live in Lafayette Hill which is very nice & very close to Conshy (some would even consider it Conshy). Hope this helps.

Oh, BTW, if your new job is in one of the newer office spaces in Conshy you are in luck as they are nice. Showers on certain floors in case you want to utilize the bike trails during lunch, nice cafaterias and updated office amenities.
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