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Old 01-05-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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Does anyone know where I can find online photos of the Mainline towns so I can get an idea of what they might look like? I found a good amount of photos for Media, PA. I'm looking for photos of maybe Marberth and Ardmore. If there are other sites with pictures of other towns that are ideal, let me know. I'd be interested in checking out pics. of as many areas as possible.
Also, are most of these neighborhoods mentioned good for walking? Is it common for people to be walking around or are walkers few and far between?
It is nice to run into other walkers rather than being the only one.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:32 PM
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Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Scranton! (Just kidding!) Best of luck in your search, Kelliott! There are many small and medium-sized towns in Greater Philadelphia that fit your bill.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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I really wish that Scranton had what I want. I would move there if it did. That way I wouldn't have to drive for two hours to visit my family
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:29 PM
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Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I really wish that Scranton had what I want. I would move there if it did. That way I wouldn't have to drive for two hours to visit my family
It will someday. I'm only 21 so I have the luxury of being able to purchase my first home in the city soon and wait around for it to happen as I raise my family after college. The Lehigh Valley and Pocono Mountains have been the two major "hot spots" for transplants from NY/NJ for many years now, but as their cost-of-living increases and congestion worsens, more will start to consider Scranton as a viable option. After all, we have most of the amenities of a much larger city on a smaller scale for a fraction of the price. It's only a matter of time before the turnaround begins. Once these pessimistic doom-and-gloom idiots in the city die off (you saw some of them no doubt on the NEPA sub-forum) and permit an optimistic younger generation to take the helm, you'll see a lot of good things starting to occur. The commuter rail link from Scranton to Hoboken will combine with the upcoming medical school, intermodal transportation center, and proposed downtown residential mixed-use projects to make Scranton the "hip" city it used to be and should be. "The Office" certainly hasn't hurt us either, and Paul Sorvino's upcoming film office might put Scranton on the big screen as well.

Ten years from now Scranton will be a trendy and fashionable place to call home---I can already envision just how gentrified the Hill Section will be with gay/lesbian couples, young professionals, and empty nesters.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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I'm from the Hatboro-Horsham area too and would also recommend both Hatboro and Doylestown... leaning more toward Doylestown if I were to live in the area again. Both towns have a downtown and main street, both have Septa train and station that goes into Philly and both have excellent schools. Depending on your budget, Hatboro is more affordable than Doylestown.

If you do a google search you'll be able to find a lot of information along with photos.

Hatboro Photo Tour 2000
Doylestown Alive! Community portal for Doylestown Pennsylvania (PA) featuring Doylestown Borough and Doylestown Township - Doylestown Restaurants, Doylestown Dining, Doylestown Events and more in Bucks County, Doylestown PA!
Doylestown Township's Official Website

Good luck!
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