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Old 08-15-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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On the "Plymouth Meeting side of the river", I'll throw in Erdenheim, Flourtown, and Blue Bell. Just for fun, I looked at some listings in Blue Bell and saw some very nice homes in the 5's and 4's.

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I'd continue this line of thinking and also suggest Wyndmoor. It's not a bad drive to KOP, and you can get there without having to take 76. There are some beautiful, old stone homes in Wyndmoor. And it has the added benefit of being close to Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, and the Wissahickon section of Fairmount Park. I think the property taxes also tend to be reasonable and the school district is really good.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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LOL, I was thinking the same thing -- they might need a slow indoctrination to Wildwood. Maybe start off in Ocean City if they want a nice boardwalk and little rides for the kids....
The Wildwoods get an unfair rap imo.Wildwood Crest and Diamond beach are fabulous. North Wildwood is an incredible summer experience and if you are a family with kids you can't beat Wildwoods Splash Parks and amusement piers right on the beach. That being said I do understand that the Wildwood boardwalk is a younger crowd who likes to party.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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You haven't been hanging around with the right uppity types, LOL. Or maybe it's the faux uppity's. My girlfriend (a wannabe uppity who had a place in Avalon) would never say "I'm going to the shore". One time when I asked her where she was, she said "At the beach". I was like, "Isn't it kind of cold?". She meant at her BEACH HOUSE, not literally the beach.
Maybe it's a WASPy thing.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: The City
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OMG I hope the OP can find the nuggets inter-spersed in the diatribes (at this point I am speculating the OP doesn't care about the nuances of socio-economic and social percieved differences of Jersey Shore towns.


To the OP I think you have a good list so far: to me within ~ 30 mins commute of PM (I actually work there as well) would be and meeting most if not all of your requirements and in the range of prices (Philly is cheaper than th Bay on most accounts house wise):

Lower End of Pheonixville Valley Forge
Malvern
Wayne
Radnor
Bryn Mawr
Villanova
Blue Bell
Lower Gwynedd

I personally would kind of start with this list

Also explore the towns on the main line etc as these may offer a feel for the town charms etc so-to-speak.

Lastly in many ways the Main line affords another feature, good train access to Philly, which may or may not be a plus.

I hope your search goes well and welcome to the area, you may be surprised at how nice some aspects of this area are. BTW I love Marin, such a beautifully impressive area, dont expect the same majesty but there is more than ample natural beuaty here as well, just a different type.

Best of luck...
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Novato
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We love the beach and we've never been "Down to the Jersey Shore" ;-) so I'm looking forward to visiting it as well. We have family in Miami so we might be spending some time down there during summertime as well :-)

About style, I do like the traditional colonial style but I wouldn't mind modern amenities, and appliances :-) A house with a pool would be nice too but it's not an absolute requirement as I heard they don't come easy around there.

I'm definitely going to take a look at those communities close to PM.

We're big wine lovers. We currently live very close to the Wine Country. Do you find good wine at the stores there? If not, can you have them shipped to you?
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:14 PM
 
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OMG I hope the OP can find the nuggets inter-spersed in the diatribes (at this point I am speculating the OP doesn't care about the nuances of socio-economic and social percieved differences of Jersey Shore towns.


To the OP I think you have a good list so far: to me within ~ 30 mins commute of PM (I actually work there as well) would be and meeting most if not all of your requirements and in the range of prices (Philly is cheaper than th Bay on most accounts house wise):

Lower End of Pheonixville Valley Forge
Malvern
Wayne
Radnor
Bryn Mawr
Villanova
Blue Bell
Lower Gwynedd

I personally would kind of start with this list

Also explore the towns on the main line etc as these may offer a feel for the town charms etc so-to-speak.

Lastly in many ways the Main line affords another feature, good train access to Philly, which may or may not be a plus.

I hope your search goes well and welcome to the area, you may be surprised at how nice some aspects of this area are. BTW I love Marin, such a beautifully impressive area, dont expect the same majesty but there is more than ample natural beuaty here as well, just a different type.

Best of luck...
Good work man. This thread was completely devoid of meaningful information by the different posters until you showed up. You saved the thread dude. You're the best.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Novato
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OMG I hope the OP can find the nuggets inter-spersed in the diatribes (at this point I am speculating the OP doesn't care about the nuances of socio-economic and social percieved differences of Jersey Shore towns.


To the OP I think you have a good list so far: to me within ~ 30 mins commute of PM (I actually work there as well) would be and meeting most if not all of your requirements and in the range of prices (Philly is cheaper than th Bay on most accounts house wise):

Lower End of Pheonixville Valley Forge
Malvern
Wayne
Radnor
Bryn Mawr
Villanova
Blue Bell
Lower Gwynedd

I personally would kind of start with this list

Also explore the towns on the main line etc as these may offer a feel for the town charms etc so-to-speak.

Lastly in many ways the Main line affords another feature, good train access to Philly, which may or may not be a plus.

I hope your search goes well and welcome to the area, you may be surprised at how nice some aspects of this area are. BTW I love Marin, such a beautifully impressive area, dont expect the same majesty but there is more than ample natural beuaty here as well, just a different type.

Best of luck...
Thank you so much KidPhilly for your tips! And yes, Marin is beautiful, too bad it is sooo expensive! You get very little for your money here :-(
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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We love the beach and we've never been "Down to the Jersey Shore" ;-) so I'm looking forward to visiting it as well. We have family in Miami so we might be spending some time down there during summertime as well :-)

About style, I do like the traditional colonial style but I wouldn't mind modern amenities, and appliances :-) A house with a pool would be nice too but it's not an absolute requirement as I heard they don't come easy around there.

I'm definitely going to take a look at those communities close to PM.

We're big wine lovers. We currently live very close to the Wine Country. Do you find good wine at the stores there? If not, can you have them shipped to you?
There is a very good winery in Chadds Ford Pa. Appoximately 30-45minutes form Plymouth Meeting depending on traffic. Im sure you can research it.

The Main Line towns are unmatched in terms of diversity and quality in older architecture.Most have been modernized over the years. Gladwyne,Villanova.Bryn Mawr,Radnor.

The countryside is full of old rustic houses/ and horse farms. Chester County is an absolute gem.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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"Down to the Jersey Shore"
You'll fit in better if you drop the 'to'. And 'Jersey' may be considered redundant.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Novato
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You'll fit in better if you drop the 'to'. And 'Jersey' may be considered redundant.
Got it ;-)
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