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Old 09-04-2013, 06:52 AM
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Hi folks.

We just moved from Denver and are trying to figure out where o settle down. We loved our neighborhood in Denver (Wash Park). It was full of Bungalows with young professional families all centered around a beautiful lake that every would run and play with their kids in. You really got to know your neighbors.

We are trying to find something similar in central NJ (Princeton, Hopewell, Pennington, etc) or Northern PA (Yardley, New Hope, Washington Crossing, etc)

I work in center city Philadelphia but also travel to NY and Work in Princeton a lot. I don't mind the commute but prefer taking the train to driving.

My wife's family is in Princeton, and now that we have kids (1 boy and another on the way), being close to my wife's family is really important.

We used to live in center city and loved the culture and restaurants, but now with 3 dogs and 2 boys, I'm afraid we've outgrown city life.

Any advice?
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:43 AM
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It sounds like you're on the right track with the communities that you're considering. I don't know if the bungalow style of housing is prevalent but those are definitely very family-oriented communities. I see there is a waterfront called "Silver Lake" around Yardley; perhaps others here would be more knowledgeable about what that area is like.

All of these areas are essentially upper-middle to upper-class communities. If Washington Park is similar, then the cost of comparable housing may be essentially a wash.

Also consider posting on the general New Jersey forum - or even the New Jersey Suburbs of Phliadelphia sub-forum - for more thoughts on those NJ towns.

Last edited by FindingZen; 09-04-2013 at 12:08 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:48 PM
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Yardley,Newtown,New Hope, Doylestown in Bucks County .

Over in NJ Moorestown,Haddonfield are also great options.

Lake Afton Yardley Pa.

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