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Old 08-20-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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I lived in Philadelphia for 4 years and I moved to Upper Darby about a year ago. I am currently looking into buying a house in Delaware County but I am not familiar with the areas in Delaware County that someone can right away recommend based on neighborhood, and school. The reason why school and neighborhood matter is that I have a 7 years old son who is friendly and likes to play in playground and needs a decent school to attend, not to say "Best school". I have a random choice from Aldan to Yeadon Borough versus Aston Township to Upper Providence Township. Which area would you recommend? Please, I need your assistance to make a great choice. Thank you and look forward to hearing from you.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:58 AM
 
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Aston township would be my recommendation. penn delco school district is pretty decent compared to the surrounding school districts. there is a solid middle class, good mix of business parks/shopping centers and residential homes/neighborhoods plus plenty of recreational parks for the kids. as an added bonus there is also an ice skating and roller skating rink.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:57 AM
 
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Can you provide some info on your budget (that will effect recommendations).

Take a look at this thread (all about Delco):

//www.city-data.com/forum/phila...-dl-delco.html
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:29 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Aston township would be my recommendation. penn delco school district is pretty decent compared to the surrounding school districts. there is a solid middle class, good mix of business parks/shopping centers and residential homes/neighborhoods plus plenty of recreational parks for the kids. as an added bonus there is also an ice skating and roller skating rink.
That depends on what direction you are looking. To the west you have Garnet Valley, and north you have Rose Tree Media, both excellent districts. Chichester to the south which is not good.

Anyway I agree with Aston. The town is middle/upper middle class, and has a ton of housing options and I think one of the largest budget variations out there. You could find a tiny cape for 150-250k or a large new colonial for 450-500k, and everything in between. The schools are good, especially at the elementary level, a lot of neighborhoods with many kids and a lot of community events in the township, sure to please most families.

Would also recommend Media and surrounding communities. Really depends on your budget.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:45 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I like the hills above City Av (west of City) I think it is Haverford Township, just where Delaware County and Montgomery County butt together between Haverford Rd and Farwood Rd and City Av. It is a quiet secluded enclave at the top of a high steep hill. The address is Wynnewood (Penn Wynne?) ?)but it's in Delaware County. It is adjacent to but not in Lower Merion. (Haverford High School)

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Old 08-21-2013, 10:08 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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I like the hills above City Av (west of City) I think it is Haverford Township, just where Delaware County and Montgomery County butt together between Haverford Rd and Farwood Rd and City Av. It is a quiet secluded enclave at the top of a high steep hill. The address is Wynnewood (Penn Wynne?) ?)but it's in Delaware County. It is adjacent to but not in Lower Merion. (Haverford High School)
Most of that area (Penn Wynne) is in Montgomery County/Lower Merion Township. However, a small portion is part of DelCo/Haverford. That part of Penn Wynne didn't seem to be planned in accordance with municipal/county lines; if you zoom in on the map, you'll see that in many cases, the border cuts right through people's yards.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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If your concern is school districts then Radnor is the best in Delaware County, and one of the best in the entire area and even state. If Radnor is out of your budget and you're not crazy about the idea of moving to the main line, Haverford School District is the next best option.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: New York City
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If your concern is school districts then Radnor is the best in Delaware County, and one of the best in the entire area and even state. If Radnor is out of your budget and you're not crazy about the idea of moving to the main line, Haverford School District is the next best option.

Every post you make, if something is not located in Radnor or on the Main Line, then Havorford is all there is left... and nothing else is suitable. First, Havorford is more comparable to Penn Delco than Radnor, next, there are plenty of other great affordable options for the OP, like Penn Delco or Springfield. Since she was considering Aldan/Yeadon(not a good choice) I do not think Radnor makes the most sense as a top suggestion.

And even if this person has a high budget, there is more than just Radnor and the Main Line...
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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The OP said that school districts are a priority. I simply named the top 2 school districts in the area that the OP specified they wanted to live in. I'm not trying to compare towns and pit certain areas of Delaware County against each other. Radnor school district is the best. Haverford school district is really good too but probably more on par with Rose Tree-Media and Wallingford-Swarthmore. Then Marple Newtown SD, then Springfield SD.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:13 PM
 
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Sure, I am looking into a $1000 Monthly payment house. Any idea of places you can suggest?
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