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Old 11-14-2007, 07:31 AM
 
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We are looking to move to a Philly burb. My husband works in the city and I work in Voorhees with travel to Cherry Hill and Washington Twp. on most days. Can anyone recommend a nice and safe burb with not too bad of a commute? Thanks
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I'd recommend Haddonfield, Cherry Hill, Haddon Heights, Westmont (HaddonTwp). What does your budget look like and what do you consider reasonable commutes?

Does your husband work in Center City? If so, he could take PATCO.
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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Thanks. We would love to look into those areas, but I mistakenly did not add that we are moving to PA for personal reasons. Our budget would be around $330k.
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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I'll recommend Nether Providence, Media,Swarthmore,Middletown Township in Delaware County. About 10 miles west of Center City- easy commute via I-95 to Philly and Voorhees. Another option for Voorhees from Delaware County is The Commodore Barry Bridge in Chester to Bridgeport NJ and take I-295 N to Voorhees. Not a bad commute.

Good luck.


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