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Old 09-19-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Aren't most suburbs considered to be nicer than Bensalem? Just lay out a map of the region, close your eyes, and place a finger. See where your finger is pointing and move there. Odds are, you'll be moving on up.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Aren't most suburbs considered to be nicer than Bensalem? Just lay out a map of the region, close your eyes, and place a finger. See where your finger is pointing and move there. Odds are, you'll be moving on up.
How ironic that Money Magazine ( I know it's just a magazine) chose Abington and Bensalem as two of the best places to live. Most people know Bensalem by Street Rd and never see the nice parts.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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How ironic that Money Magazine ( I know it's just a magazine) chose Abington and Bensalem as two of the best places to live. Most people know Bensalem by Street Rd and never see the nice parts.
What were the criteria they used? Even with its nice parts, there's just no way that could be true. Best places in this entire, gigantic country? Bensalem? Nah. It's not even the best in Lower Bucks.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:35 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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What were the criteria they used? Even with its nice parts, there's just no way that could be true. Best places in this entire, gigantic country? Bensalem? Nah. It's not even the best in Lower Bucks.
//www.city-data.com/forum/phila...-abington.html
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:08 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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How ironic that Money Magazine ( I know it's just a magazine) chose Abington and Bensalem as two of the best places to live. Most people know Bensalem by Street Rd and never see the nice parts.

They picked Bensalem because of liberal thinking. Diversity wins big points and those two towns have it.. I can think of many areas better then Bensalem they could have picked.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:27 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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They picked Bensalem because of liberal thinking. Diversity wins big points and those two towns have it.. I can think of many areas better then Bensalem they could have picked.
Bensalem isn't even incredibly diverse.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:59 AM
 
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Hi everyone! My husband (28) and I (24) currently rent in Bensalem, and to be honest, we hate it we are really hoping to buy a home or at least get an apartment in a different suburb. We are working professionals and people who work seem to be few and far between in our apartment complex. Any advice? Would prefer NOT Philadelphia county because of the school district. I am from Johnstown, PA originally which is why I am unfamiliar.


When are you moving? Hopefully November-January
Where are you coming from? Bensalem
Why are you moving? We really do not like Bensalem. The area is certainly on the decline and is not particularly safe. The school districts also receive poor ratings.
Where will you be working? I work in Trevose, husband in South Philly
Have you been here yet? Yes

Will you buy or rent? Buy preferably
If buying, are you looking for a house or a condo? How much can you spend? Around 230 K
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend?
Do you prefer hi-rise or walk up?

Do you have a preference of living in a NJ or PA suburb? Prefer PA

Are you married or single? Do you have children? Married but we plan to have children soon
Do you prefer public or private schools? Public
Do you have pets? Yes a cat
Do you want or need a yard. Would be nice
Are you keeping a car? Yes 2
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? No preference

What do you want to be closest to?
Work most important
Shopping
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.) yes
Nightlife
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? We are Jewish so it would be nice to live near a synagogue- diversity is fine but we do not want to stand out so much like we do here in Bensalem
The OP wants to move out of Bensalem. It doesn't matter what Money magazine said, or how they picked it as far as she's concerned. Please posters, don't derail this thread by talking about how diverse Bensalem is. The OP is clearly asking for another town to live in.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring,MD Orlando,Fl
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The OP wants to move out of Bensalem. It doesn't matter what Money magazine said, or how they picked it as far as she's concerned. Please posters, don't derail this thread by talking about how diverse Bensalem is. The OP is clearly asking for another town to live in.
Right DUH

back to the OP

I think the suggestions of jenkintown,elkins park and abington are really good.but the commute would be killer for your husband.

commute for your husband south jersey maybe best check out cherry hill,nj Or towns like cinnamision which is a good halfway point yet close to 95 for both of you.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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Thanks. I think he would be fine with it- he used to commute from Huntingdon Valley and was fine with it. Sounds like we still have a lot of searching to do- the houses that we've checked out in Abington so far haven't been on very nice streets, but the right one will come along
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Philly
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where in south philly is the commute?
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