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Old 06-09-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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PS - I don't think I'm in the "style over substance" and find people who use that terminology to be more guilty of that than those they accuse. Yes, some "McMansions" and some mansions on several acres. Lots of horse farms too. But I personally am insulted that anyone would look down their nose at me b/c I live in Chester Springs.

Hey maybe you aren't but the people who are paying extra to live within the Chester Springs mailing address when there is an IDENTICAL development for less money with a different zip, who choose the McMansion and the Bimmer or whatever the required vehicle is, the clothes, the pool, the landscaping, over their kids schooling, certainly are. I'm not saying only people who live in Chester Springs are guilty of it, just that there are more guilty folks moving there than average...

Me? I would love to live in Wallingford or Swarthmore but the wife's commute would be miserable...coincidentally the best commute for her is from Paoli, Wayne, Berwyn, Malvern and the best district around here happens to be Tredyffrin so that's where we will end up buying.

We can afford to buy a house there just big enough for us to be comfortable...we don't have much appreciation for new, shiny, oversized, vinyl-clad eyesores so that's not a problem.

I'm definitely not a snob, I just don't have time for folks who have no sense or taste or class - and it seems to me that those people who have to buy the "right" anything fit all three categories quite well.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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orrmobl, sorry you feel that way. I honestly do. You seem to have quite an issue with the fact that I (and others) like Chester Springs - and Weatherstone. But I do not believe for one minute that your attitude isn't a snobby one. I'm sorry you think my neighborhood is an eyesore; it's good that you don't live here. I think it's quite beautiful. I have nice neighbors, a safe place to walk my dogs and a lovely home. Yes, I could have made that home anywhere - but after years of living in a cramped 1500 square foot home, my husband & I (and our dogs - kids ae grown) were finally able to stretch out. Our home is only 2400 sq feet, but it's great for us.

Your diatribe against someone who chooses to buy a new home vs an older home is just your preference. I'm glad you're in a home you like; so am I. But please spare me your "I'm not a snob" attitude b/c your words suggest otherwise.
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