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Old 11-11-2006, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Wayne, PA
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Is it a wonderful, artistic, eclectic, diverse place to live, or a used-to-be nice neighborhood just years away from being overtaken by West Philly? Please helP!!! Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2006, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Newtown Square, PA
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it's a used to be, not a great area to live in
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Old 11-11-2006, 05:53 PM
 
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Landsdowne has seen better days, its slowly but surely taking the turn for the worse. Back in the day this was where the doctors, lawyers and engineers who worked in Philadelphia lived. Big sprawling victorians, there are still some nice pockets of the town but I couldn't recommend it. The houses are very impressive but if you have kids to put through school its not a wise move imo. You may want to ride through it and see what its all about. Landsdowne per se is pretty nice but its surrounded by decline in west Philly,Yeadon,darby and Upper darby.

I would recommend checking out the area yourself and ask the business owners, neighbors perhaps even a police officer what kind of shape Landsdowne is in. Needless to say if you have to ask if its a bad area there may be a problem.

In southern Delaware County you need to stay west of Route 420 to be completely free of the crime and bad school element.

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Old 11-11-2006, 06:16 PM
 
Location: ♥State of the heart♥
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Hhhmm, funny you should ask. We had dinner with friends recently who were from that area originally, as is my DH's relatives who still live there. Our friends stated emphatically to 'get them out of there.'

DH's relatives are older and do not want to leave their home of 40 years despite our suggestions of places to relocate to, and our offer to help them.
We explained this to our friends, who repeated that the area is becoming dangerous and to get the relatives out. Darn shame when that happens to a formerly nice area.

Syrinx2112 seems to have more detailed information, but I hope mine is helpful to you.
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