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Old 05-06-2014, 08:43 AM
 
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Hi
I saw your moving to the area sticky and here is my question...
My family of 4 is looking into areas in PA. My husband is considering a job in west point PA.
What surrounding neighborhoods would you suggest looking into We would be looking at single family homes (for probably around 700 - give or take) in a family friendly community, with lots of professionals and a reasonable driving distance.

We are coming from Long Island NY and have not yet been to the area.
We are looking for a place with great public schools
Thanks in advance for any guidance!

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Old 05-06-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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Look into Blue Bell, North Wales, Upper Gwynedd, Lower Gwynedd, Chalfont, Ambler, and Upper Dublin. All are very nice areas with great school districts not far from where your husband would be working.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:37 PM
 
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Look into Blue Bell, North Wales, Upper Gwynedd, Lower Gwynedd, Chalfont, Ambler, and Upper Dublin. All are very nice areas with great school districts not far from where your husband would be working.

Pretty much this. That whole general area is pretty nice so just look around and see what you like. You should not have to commute far to work in West Point. You also don't have to spend $700k for a nice, large home (although you certainly can). It should be significantly cheaper than LI.
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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Thank you both so very much.
Yes, no matter where I go it will be cheaper than LI. Thats the good news.
If you had to pick the best places that maybe have nice places to go which of these would you choose?
Blue Bell, North Wales, Upper Gwynedd, Lower Gwynedd, Chalfont, Ambler, and Upper Dublin.

Are these considered in the "main line" Im gathering that is the place to be?
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:08 PM
 
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Those are all very nice areas but not the main line. You'll probably get more for your money in those areas though but you could definitely still get a nice house on the main line for 700k. Some main line towns are Bryn Mawr, Merion Station, Penn Valley, Wayne. If you google philadelphia main line a list should come up. But, basically for the main line if you search by school districts you want anything in lower merion, radnor, or TE.
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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Thank you both so very much.
Yes, no matter where I go it will be cheaper than LI. Thats the good news.
If you had to pick the best places that maybe have nice places to go which of these would you choose?
Blue Bell, North Wales, Upper Gwynedd, Lower Gwynedd, Chalfont, Ambler, and Upper Dublin.

Are these considered in the "main line" Im gathering that is the place to be?
There is no "place to be" in the philadelphia suburbs, because there are so many good areas.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:39 PM
 
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Wissahickon and Upper Dublin School district are among the best of Montgomery County. New Hope-Solebury and Central Bucks are also great options in Bucks County. Radnor and Tredyffrin school district are highly rated as well.

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Old 05-14-2014, 02:33 PM
 
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Wissahickon is a great school district. Ambler is a charming town. I suggest you come and visit different areas to get an idea of what the communities offer. There are many activities, parks, bike trails, shopping areas etc. Research a lot. Look into programs at schools to see which programs offered there suit your kids best. The main line is nice and you get your charming town with awesome school districts. You would need take the train to the Lansdale area if you lived there though. With that price range you can get gorgeous homes. Pa taxes are better than NY and NJ generally. Message me for any more info. if you need to.
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