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Old 06-24-2007, 07:21 PM
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As I am STILL in the dark about where to move..we are considering anything...I was wondering what you guys thought of Downingtown? What's it like and how is the commute? Again, Hubby will work in Center City on Broad street and needs to have his car..so the train is out.

Downingtown seems to have numerous houses for sale in our price range(400,00-500,00) . I checked the schools and they seem to get some very good ratings.

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Old 07-16-2007, 11:45 AM
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Schools in Downingtown proper are good. (Downingtown, West Downingtown, Bishop Shanahan).
Your husband is looking at an hour and a half car ride.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:06 PM
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Downingtown is a big area now that encompasses a lot
of different type of housing, now. My first house was in Downingtown
and I could only take it for about 8 months before we had the sign
back up, but in your price range you will be away from the COPS
stuff I had to suffer. The only problem I can see some might
have with D-Town is that it is a very sleepy, boring type
place and the traffic is horrendous. I might suggest you look
at the Malvern, Paoli, Berwyn area ?
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:21 AM
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It really depends on what you are looking for. We lived in Downingtown for four years and really liked it. The schools were good, the people were nice, the area is pretty and there was shopping close by. We put schools and good family activities at the top of our list (scouts, library, soccer, involvement by parents in schools) and Downingtown has all that. We never looked at places closer into the city because we like a more laid back atmosphere. I'm not sure what Malvern, Paoli and Berwyn have going for them except more stores and more traffic, but maybe I'm missing something.

We've moved alot and one thing I've come to accept is that each area is unique and there will be some things I like more about a new area and some things I'll really miss from the old one. That doesn't make one place better then another. If you are trying to find a town exactly like the one you are moving, that's not going to happen. Figure out your priorities and see if they match the places that you are looking at.
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