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Old 08-19-2013, 07:26 AM
 
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Hi All

I am relocating with my company and am looking for suburb suggestions.

I already have Swarthmore, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Wayne, Glenside, Havertown to look at when I visit next week but does anyone have more suggestions based on the below.

Thanks

When are you moving? January 2014
Where are you coming from? UK, SE London/Kent
Why are you moving? Work
Where will you be working? Close to 30th Street Stn
Have you been here yet? Yes

Will you buy or rent? Rent 3 bed twin/single with space for visitors somewhere. Budget up to $3,000.

Do you have a preference of living in a NJ or PA suburb? PA for commute by train/taxes.

Are you married or single? Do you have children? Married with three kids
Do you prefer public or private schools? Public
Do you have pets? No
Do you want or need a yard? Yes
Are you keeping a car? Yes
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? More calm and quiet with nice downtown/restaurants

What do you want to be closest to?
Work
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.)
Train or subway stations

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood? Prefer to be close to other families in safe suburb.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:45 AM
 
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Hi All

I am relocating with my company and am looking for suburb suggestions.

I already have Swarthmore, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Wayne, Glenside, Havertown to look at when I visit next week but does anyone have more suggestions based on the below.

Thanks

When are you moving? January 2014
Where are you coming from? UK, SE London/Kent
Why are you moving? Work
Where will you be working? Close to 30th Street Stn
Have you been here yet? Yes

Will you buy or rent? Rent 3 bed twin/single with space for visitors somewhere. Budget up to $3,000.

Do you have a preference of living in a NJ or PA suburb? PA for commute by train/taxes.

Are you married or single? Do you have children? Married with three kids
Do you prefer public or private schools? Public
Do you have pets? No
Do you want or need a yard? Yes
Are you keeping a car? Yes
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? More calm and quiet with nice downtown/restaurants

What do you want to be closest to?
Work
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.)
Train or subway stations

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood? Prefer to be close to other families in safe suburb.
With the OP's answer to the question of which state he would like to live in, I respectfully ask posters to give suggestions of areas in Pennsylvania.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Philly
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picky any suburb on septa's media line, paoli/thorndale line, or Amtrak's keystone corridor
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:25 AM
 
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Any of the towns you suggested will be good to great. Glenside and Havertown would have the most options within your budget. As suggested, you may want to consider living near one of the stations on SEPTA's Regional Rail lines to avoid traffic and expensive parking.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:49 AM
 
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If you are checking out Swarthmore, check out Springfield and Media which are really adjacent to Swarthmore. You should have decent options in your budget in both those places. Can take the train to Phila from Springfield at the Morton station which is the stop before Swarthmore.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:48 AM
 
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your budget will go a bit further (more house and newer build than you find on the mainline) if you look out towards fort washington/ambler/blue bell area. you will have easy access to the Doylestone regional rail line which goes directly to suburban station downtown. schools in the area are excellent.

parking is $1 a day with monthly passes available. trip is 45 min into the city.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Try Trulias housing rental site.

Add Media-Nether Providence-Upper Providence-Newtown Square.

Haverford-Narberth=Bryn Mawr-Penn Valley-Rosemont-Gulph Mills-Devon-Berwyn-Paoli-Malvern


Just about any town on the Thorndale line is a good bet.

On the Elwyn line you cant go wrong with Media-Elwyn-Rose Valley-Wallingford-Swarthmore.

Good luck


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Old 08-20-2013, 02:06 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. I will drive around all areas to get a feel and make a decision based on available rentals nearer the time. I am trying to keep train time under 30 mins with a walk to the station if possible.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. I will drive around all areas to get a feel and make a decision based on available rentals nearer the time. I am trying to keep train time under 30 mins with a walk to the station if possible.
That would knock out Havertown - although not necessarily nearby Haverford - off of your list. Glenside would be most likely to tick off your boxes for a preferred commute time within walking distance and under your budget.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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how about chestnut hill?
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