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Old 02-15-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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Please, please, i need your help. We are thinking to move to Philly. I did my homework and see that both counties are great.
But tell me which one is better in your opinion. I am talking about suburb of Philly. Where i can have better schools and lower taxes, with mostly white population, maybe Russian/Ukrainian. Thank you soooo much.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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They're basically equivalent. There are greater differences within the counties themselves than between the counties.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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ok. thanks. is it easy to rent a house there? I just heard that only few are for rent and mostly all for sale.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Phila
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Please, please, i need your help. We are thinking to move to Philly. I did my homework and see that both counties are great.
But tell me which one is better in your opinion. I am talking about suburb of Philly. Where i can have better schools and lower taxes, with mostly white population, maybe Russian/Ukrainian. Thank you soooo much.
If you do buy the RE taxes are high in both. Renting is another story. You might want to check out NE Philly areas. I've heard there are a lot of Russians in that area. You can find homes for rent in Mont co. I see some on Craigslist.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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thanks.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Yardley PA
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You can run a search here (direct link to the MLS so it's 100% up to date) to view rentals and get an idea of a comparison between counties:

Mod cut - sorry but this link is through a specific realtor site - not allowed per our Terms of Service

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Old 02-15-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Please, please, i need your help. We are thinking to move to Philly. I did my homework and see that both counties are great.
But tell me which one is better in your opinion. I am talking about suburb of Philly. Where i can have better schools and lower taxes, with mostly white population, maybe Russian/Ukrainian. Thank you soooo much.
There are Ukrainian churches scattered in Montgomery and Chester Counties.

If you are looking for a Russian Jewish population, you will definitely find more in Bucks County. There are Russian Jewish populations in Northeast Philadelphia, and many parts of lower Bucks County, such as Bensalem and Feasterville.
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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With few exceptions, Philly suburbs are (still) mostly white although, as mentioned, most of the immigrant Eastern European population is likely to be in NE Philly. If you look at communities in the Abington/Cheltenham areas, you will have more highly-regarded schools while being just across the city line from the Northeast.
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:59 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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look here to see all the rentals in any location you want.. Both counties are excellent

HotPads - Map Search for Real Estate, Apartments & Houses for Rent, Foreclosures and Homes for Sale
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Yardley PA
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I wasn't actually trying to link to my site - I even made sure I directed it away from my main page, so it was just the IDX search site.

Let's try that again....

KWLS Search Results

This one should not have any of my info ANYWHERE.. I just wanted the OP to search via the REAL MLS, not realtor.com/trulia/zillow since they are always majorly outdated.
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