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Old 08-07-2009, 06:37 AM
 
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Compared to the rest of the Northeast, PA (aside from some areas around Philly) has very low property taxes. My parents pay over $10,000 in New York.

You absolutely do need to know the municipality, though, as many charge an additional income tax--usually it's 1%.
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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Look at the Town of Dover, PA... Just outside of York... Northern School District was a very good school...
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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I lived in Nashville for 6 years and loved the area & its warm & friendly people. We moved due to a transfer. I grew up in Delaware County in Haverford Twp. School District and loved the burbs right outside of Philly. Wherever you have good schools, you'll have higher taxes. Radnor Twp. has a great school, but it's considered on the Main Line. It's more expensive to live in Radnor, Wayne, Villanova, Bryn Mawr. I've lived in Ardmore which is in Montgomery Co. and it was very nice. But my children were going to a private school while we lived there. They had to have special attention since they didn't know how to read and write in English.
I'm empty-nested now & am looking to stretch my retirement dollars outside of this area. Am just starting the search, but someone told me to look across the PA border into the state of Delaware. Their property tax is lower than PA and they don't have sales tax....so PA residents get their high end appliances & cars there. I don't know how the schools are....but VP Biden was a Senator there....they're probably good schools. All the best in your search.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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Windyanne, This thread was started in March of '09. Hopefully the OP has found their perfect spot by now!
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:06 AM
 
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My husband and I and want to retire PA.... We are cure fly looming at east Stroudsburg, or Monroe county....we live in NJ and are looking for a low crime rate, and good schools. We have relative the live near Shawnee and would Like feedback about this area. Any help from local PA residents would be appreciated!
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:13 AM
 
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My husband and I want to retire to PA....we live NJ but have family near Shawnee and wanted to know about the school district there . I have high schoolers in special education. We would any feedback on areas in and around Shawnee.
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