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Old 08-15-2013, 08:35 AM
Location: North by Northwest
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Originally Posted by soulsurv View Post
Wow... I see nothing wrong with those 50's - 60's "Uninspired" splits and "brick boxes." Grew up in one and they were made very solidly, unlike the later developments laden with vinyl siding. My old neighborhood in Springfield sells them so quickly to professionals as well as well-to-do blue collar families. So many are fixed up beautifully with extended porches, etc. Nice place to raise a family, and the school district is fine.
I'm sorry, I wasn't trying to put them down. I just don't think the ones on the Main Line are worth the money. The ones in Springfield, Haverford, Marple, etc. are much more reasonably priced, and yes, I agree, perfectly fine places to raise a family.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:34 AM
Location: OCNJ and or lower Florida keys
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" Even Chester has apartment buildings from the '90s. Obviously you don't want to live in them but the point stands."

I want to know where they/private development built these new apartments in Chester in the 1990's??? the Chester, PA I know doesn't have any fast food restaurants or even a real full size grocery store. I have seen two sets of section 8 housing projects (Penn towers and highland gardens) torn down and rebuilt but that was done by PA HUD (taxpayer subsidized/expense) to give the section eighter's new homes to live in at little or no cost to them. i know that there are plenty of rental houses in Chester but nary a new full sized apartment building that I can find that was built during the 1990's.
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