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Old 02-08-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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My fiance and I are looking to purchase a home near Philadelphia. We have a five month old little girl, and we were thinking about taking a look at Lansdowne, PA. I hear mixed things about the place, and I am not impressed with the schools. Are there any close-by private schools in the area that are reasonably priced? Also, is the area safe? We're looking around Drexel Ave. at some nice homes that are decently priced.

Thanks in advance for any information you can provide!
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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Anyone? I'm very torn on this area and would love to get some feedback from those of you who know it.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:31 AM
 
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I know of Lansdowne Friends. It's very small, and I'm not sure how expensive.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Drexel Hill/Lansdowne
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i know i'm about to have a child in a few weeks and ALREADY saving up for Lansdowne Friends.....



...and I moved in here 7 years ago and I believe that it's safe.

People around here have mixed feelings that it's a dry county...meaning no one can sell alcohol meaning that there are no nuisance bars but it also means that potentially wolrd class restaurants like Sycamore and even places like the Avenue Deli (which serves FREE beer on saturdays, I think) and Regency Cafe can't serve alcohol.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:11 AM
 
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I grew up in Delaware County and always liked Lansdowne. All of the Friends schools are really expensive. I think some of my colleagues pay more/ year to send their kids to a Friend's school that I did for a year of college tuition. That said, I do think there are opportunities for some financial assistance if you quality. There are Parochial schools in the area that would be more affordable.
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