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Old 03-23-2014, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Well...I've ruled out most of the Delco areas that I like due to price and/or insane taxes, so I was wondering about Phoenixville and Downingtown.

Looking for a single (charm preferred) in the $230 - $280 range. Love Craftsmans or cottage-like homes. If I have to go with a standard cookie-cutter, I prefer ranchers/cape cods/ split or bi-levels. No Colonials. 1,500 SF and under with at least a bath and a half. 2-3 bedrooms are fine.

I work in Delco twice a week, so not too concerned about the drive and might be picking up a part-time teaching position in Downingtown.

What I'm looking for is a friendly small-town feel, a couple of nice parks, the BEST in Veterinary care locally (still go to Penn for the big stuff), decent shopping, quiet (not a night-life person), clean and well-kept neighborhoods that are not in decline.

Any areas of EITHER of these two towns to avoid? Any feedback would be welcomed. Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Philly
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neither place is in decline. pville is a more substantial town while dtown has train service to ny and philly.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Thanks, pman. I'll be doing a visit to both this week and check out the towns. Appreciate the info.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Philly
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ill plug station taproom and victory brewpub. in phoenixvillle ill plug pizzaria vecchia and la michoacana. you may want to drive down to west chester from dtown. proximity to west chester may be something youre interested in
eta: just noticed youre coming from kennett sq so never mind that last bit

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Old 03-25-2014, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Thanks, again, pman. Went through Downingtown yesterday. Seemed to be a rather divey industrial area with pockets of "okay" areas - but I guess at my price point, I have no room to be so picky.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Philly
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Thanks, again, pman. Went through Downingtown yesterday. Seemed to be a rather divey industrial area with pockets of "okay" areas - but I guess at my price point, I have no room to be so picky.
although there are no guarantees in life, supposedly the new train station has been funded. it's worth noting because the project is much larger than a station
Site for Downingtown train station chosen

I believe it is to include apartments, housing, and retail in the brownfield parcels on brandywine ave. of course, there's always the chance it doesn't happen, mired in local politics like the ardmore station but the project could be transformative for the town
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