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Old 10-26-2007, 02:20 AM
 
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So Money Magazine reports that Horsham is in the top 100 best places to live... is it really?? How about for a mixed (white/black) family??

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Old 10-30-2007, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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I think so, I lived there for many years. It's close to the city, close to the country, tons of shopping in the area and good schools. Hatboro-Horsham has blue ribbon schools also. It's a small community and I do believe you wouldn't have any problems. Back in '94, I had the same mix couple living next door to our townhouse and to my knowledge there were no problems with anyone... especially us.

Good luck!
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Willow Grove, PA
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So Money Magazine reports that Horsham is in the top 100 best places to live... is it really?? How about for a mixed (white/black) family??
Horsham isn't a very diverse township - I have nothing against Horsham at all; it's a very nice place to live. Your last question just seemed to indicate that you were looking for diversity.

Horsham has excellent access to the huge shopping complexes in Montgomeryville & Willow Grove, as well as convenient (if congested) access to the PA Turnpike. In addition, it has an enormous employment base - the office complexes in the eastern section of the township house many large corporations. Schools are very good, and the housing market covers many different price ranges.
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:41 PM
 
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It's kind of boring suburbia.
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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It is suburbia, probably what she is looking for since she is a mom with a family.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:34 PM
 
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It's really not a bad town. I haven't lived there since '95, but I wouldn't mind going back.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:48 PM
 
Location: New Hope, PA
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Talking Horsham

Used to work in the Horsham area quite a number of years back. I was amazed to see the area about 4 months ago. A bit more developed obviously than it was years ago, but it still has that nice feel that it always did. Nice area.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:20 AM
 
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No worries - we are a biracial family and moved there in 1997. Our younger son said it would be great - he was attending a private school in Upper Dublin at the time. It worked out great for us and both our sons are now married and live in Horsham. Upper Dublin is in the midst of a racial lawsuit. The principal of the HS is black and the kids seems to hang together a lot in mixed groups as opposed to self-segregating which is not a good sign where you see that.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:07 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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No worries - we are a biracial family and moved there in 1997. Our younger son said it would be great - he was attending a private school in Upper Dublin at the time. It worked out great for us and both our sons are now married and live in Horsham. Upper Dublin is in the midst of a racial lawsuit. The principal of the HS is black and the kids seems to hang together a lot in mixed groups as opposed to self-segregating which is not a good sign where you see that.
Thread is over 10 years old, hopefully the OP has made a decision by now!
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:16 AM
 
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It is a nice town within 45 minute proximity to Philadelphia. You can take the regional rail or 55 bus and it is quick shoot downtown. Horsham is nice for families and laid back but they had some problems in their community. Apparently there was some lead poisioning that happened and it contaminated their water.
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