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Old 05-18-2007, 10:43 PM
 
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Ive lived in a few places in PA from Pittsburgh to West Chester,
Downingtown to Sadsbury on the border of Lancaster....they all
have very distict feels. The real bad MainLine-itis ends at W.C.
Downingtown was blue collar, working class mostly but is getting
condo and McMansion SLAMMED so you get an assortment of
people. The development is not so well thought out though, so
traffic could be a concern. The outlying regions are sort of out-of
-the-way but close if that makes sense, but still - development-
ARRGGGHHH !!! Our last stop, Sadsburyville,(Western) was a real
nice area. We could look out of our window and see Amish carts
going by. But, to the point of redundancy, Development again....
Some not so good and being in the Coatesville school district taxes
were a problem. But, after all is said and done, if I could take back our
move to Vermont to relocate back in Sadsburyville I would without
hesitation !! Southern CC. is getting, you guessed it, devloped with
different types of housing but there and western CC, some good,
preivate properties can be found. Also, the Main Line-itis seems worse
than it really is. Dont discount properties in Paoli or Malvern. Both
are nice little, established, community type towns but with all the
conveniences of the big city and nice properties that really hold thier
value. All of these places have some good stuff about them except
anything City of Coatesville related. I personally think Exton is too
boring and cookie cutter but pretty much anything within that 15
or 20 mile area of West Chester. Chester Co is going to be a good
investment anyway. Im sure with some research you will find something
perfect for you. That is a very diverse area for Pa !
I love it and wish I never left =:-(
Good luck and please keep posting your observations !!!
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:47 AM
 
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Go more South. Here in the West Grove/Oxford/Nottinghams we are just nice as pie.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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Go more South. Here in the West Grove/Oxford/Nottinghams we are just nice as pie.

Yep.....still very nice, especially Nottingham !
It cracked me up the poeple who moved there and
then showed up at town meetings to complain about
the fertilizer smell......yeah "the realtor never said that
came with my 350,000 McMansion"

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Old 05-21-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Chester County, PA
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I have lived in Chester County and SE PA for a couple decades. When I leave the area I notice people seem much friendlier. It wasn't always like this here. The feeling is everyone is in a rush and mistrustful, on the verge of road rage at times.
If you'd run into me I am always friendly. So, there are exceptions.

Christine

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Old 05-23-2007, 03:01 PM
 
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I was very disappointed today visiting Chester County, where I might relocate for a job. I have heard so many nice things about the West Chester area, but I found that random people I spoke with were impatient and rude. They cut me off while I was speaking and it seemed very similar to the New York City metro area in attitude and culture. Is this characteristic of all of Chester County.. or just the West Chester area? Thanks
You need to lighten up. people in the philly area are sarcastic and will complement you and insult you in one sentence. We do it out of love because we enjoy a good jabbing ourselves. Its a deep rooted mindset and comes from our losing sports teams. Other parts of the country do not understand it and take it for rudeness but be assured I'm sure they felt they were being nice to you.
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:38 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply. I am certain that I would not enjoy the sarcasm. I knew these personalities were prevalent throughout the northeast (NY, NJ, Boston) but did not think outside Philly was part of that culture. I've been to Lancaster Co. and it is much more laid back..
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:45 AM
 
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McMansion is funny to me I had a 3000+ sq ft house everywhere I have lived in the last 14 years and it is hardly a mansion. A mansion is a home over 6000 sq ft.
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Old 05-27-2007, 11:29 AM
 
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McMansion is funny to me I had a 3000+ sq ft house everywhere I have lived in the last 14 years and it is hardly a mansion. A mansion is a home over 6000 sq ft.

I agree, its just a way for communists to attack middle class families. Saying that development is bad and what not. Its silly.
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Old 05-27-2007, 11:30 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply. I am certain that I would not enjoy the sarcasm. I knew these personalities were prevalent throughout the northeast (NY, NJ, Boston) but did not think outside Philly was part of that culture. I've been to Lancaster Co. and it is much more laid back..
Yes, Lancaster has hardly any philly sarcasm.
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Old 05-27-2007, 07:21 PM
 
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If anyone is looking for a slice of heaven. PM me my home is for sale.
Hubby has been transfered and my pride and joy in the land of quiet and quaint is available not a McMansion but just as cozy as all H E double toothpick.
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