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Old 12-12-2007, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Willow Grove, PA
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Those houses might be out of her price range, no? No way is the first PV house in the 4-500 range...

Also, depending on your location in HV, you might be located in Abington (my good friend grew up there) school district. I would not at all hesitate sending my (non existant) child there.
I agree 100% about Abington School District. It's definitely one of the the best all-around districts in the area.
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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One thing to keep in mind regarding highway access, especially to I-95: getting to & from Woodhaven Rd is an exercise in futility. The locals have successfully fought the extension of Woodhaven Rd & the expansion of Byberry & County Line Rds for generations. As a matter of fact, there is not one single multi-lane highway that passes all the way through Lower Moreland Township. Because of this, traffic passing through is a nightmare. That's part of my reasoning for talking about the local 'superiority complex'. They simply fight to keep any traffic from passing through their township, to the detriment of the neighboring townships (and the city of Philadelphia) who then have to carry the traffic burden instead.
Yes, good points. In fact, this seems to be a problem throughout our entire region. Our expressway access is terrible in many places. The most vocal of the locals are so anti-highway, anti-change, and to a fault. They have essentially fought off so many highway improvements (Woodhaven Road, the 202 Expressway/Beltway, etc.) that they now live in these hard-to-get-to, boxed-in communities. Being hard to get to is not doing anything for property values.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:07 AM
 
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Hi there,

I just accepted a new job with a company in Huntingdon Valley, PA. I will be commuting from Philly, and am nervous about having to drive in the snow this winter. I know that the R3 would get me in range of Huntingdon Valley but I am having a terrible time figuring out if the walk from the regional rail (and which one to get off at??) would even be feasible.

Anyone local that could help me figure this out? The address of my new job is 1840 County Line Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Any help would be much appreciated!!!!!!
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Far from the train - Warminster or Hatboro are the closest options and are probably over two miles each way. But we haven't had much in the way of snow the last few years either.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: New Hope, PA
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Somerton or Forrest Hills is the closest to Huntingdon Valley from the R-3 line. I'm primarily a Commercial REALTOR but 15% of my work is residential so I usually provide the following map and website to clients.

I think Forrest Hills may be your best bet. You can click the station name on the map. Forrest Hills is in 19006 on Philmont road.

It may help you out..

SEPTA

I'm by that area all the time so if you need me to, I could do a quick ride by / drive by and see how long it would take you to get from the train to your new job if you need me to.

Hope that helps.
Brian
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Google map the address s/he gave - Warminster and Hatboro are closer.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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Hi there,

I just accepted a new job with a company in Huntingdon Valley, PA. I will be commuting from Philly, and am nervous about having to drive in the snow this winter. I know that the R3 would get me in range of Huntingdon Valley but I am having a terrible time figuring out if the walk from the regional rail (and which one to get off at??) would even be feasible.

Anyone local that could help me figure this out? The address of my new job is 1840 County Line Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Any help would be much appreciated!!!!!!

there are no trains or buses within walking distance of that location.. you would need a car or maybe carpool with someone.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: West Mount Airy
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Huntingdon Valley in general is beautiful. However, so is Doylestown. In general, and I'm sure this is debatable, I think that Council Rock schools are slightly better than Lower Moreland...IN GENERAL. I've never been to either so please consider that, but I believe I recently looked at state school rankings and Council Rock was I think #11. This would cover Doylestown and Jamison areas so that might be a consideration. You should be able to find a home for under 550K
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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I grew up in Huntingdon Valley.. it was a great place to live. the schools are good and the students are very competitive.. it has a small town feel to it, but close to the city..
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: New Hope, PA
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One clarification to the post above:

Doylestown and Jamison are in the Central Bucks School District (not Council Rock). Central Bucks is also a very good school district.
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