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Old 05-21-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Montgomery County is the best. I wish I never had to leave it
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Madison Township (Moscow), Lackawanna County
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Bucks County is wonderful, though some areas are pricier than others. Doylestown is beautiful, we'd be staying in this area if we could - but "circumstances" changed and we are heading to the Scranton area to a really nice town called Moscow. We hope to be as happy there as we have been here - we are actually in Jamison, a town or two over from Doylestown. My kids went through the Central Bucks SD and did great.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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Hi Jenne03.... Just read your original input and all the rsponses. Helps me too! If I didnt know better I typed your input. LOL Exactly what I would have typed , however I need more the 300-400 range. Husband could work in Alexandria, DC or Baltimore.....We want something within an hour of these cities. Affordable homes, friendly, mid west atmosphere ....I prefer older street lined homes (bungalows) etc but theyre always in the city areas with the worse schools. Im going to look at some of these suggestions everyone typed. Have you found any good ones? My friend and her family built a beautiful home in Doylestown, Pa and they love it! Shes very picky about schools, neighborhoods etc....Her neighorhood all play bunco, friendly, normal people! lol etc..... Have you found any ideas?
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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Hi Jenne03.... Just read your original input and all the rsponses. Helps me too! If I didnt know better I typed your input. LOL Exactly what I would have typed , however I need more the 300-400 range. Husband could work in Alexandria, DC or Baltimore.....We want something within an hour of these cities. Affordable homes, friendly, mid west atmosphere ....I prefer older street lined homes (bungalows) etc but theyre always in the city areas with the worse schools. Im going to look at some of these suggestions everyone typed. Have you found any good ones? My friend and her family built a beautiful home in Doylestown, Pa and they love it! Shes very picky about schools, neighborhoods etc....Her neighorhood all play bunco, friendly, normal people! lol etc..... Have you found any ideas?

Philadelphia is about 2.5 hours from Baltimore, 3.5 hours from DC and 4 hours from Alexandria. If minimizing your trip to any of these areas is important, you will want to look into Delaware.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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ok. I like this thread but would like some additional insights. We already live in a burlington county suburb in NJ with a 25-45 minute (depending on traffic) commute into center city by car. we are looking to move to some other suburb because of basically for a better school district. Besides school distrcit we are looking at beaty/scenic, nice people, commute into city, taxes, affordable new home (around 6 hundred, but not near 7). media looked nice after reading in discussions with a walkable downtown. did have a couple of questions - how are taxes here (currently pay philly city taxes). about schools, do the SAT scores matter much - I saw that moorestown, nj ranked near like 100 compared to media (rank 28), but had SAT scores higher than penncrest high (in media). thanks.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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Wallingford is the perfect place to raise a family great school district, good people, white colar community. The houses are affordable but still pricey enought to keep the ... out. On average your look to spend in the ball park of 40-50 thousand a year on taxes, mortgage and utilities. So if you have a 6 figure salary it is the perfect town

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