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Old 01-24-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The Bella Vista and Italian Market are cool neighborhoods in South Philly and very diverse and walkable with good eateries. The street boundaries are approximately 4th st to the east, 11th st to the west, south st to the north and wharton st to the south.

The only caveats are.....parking is terrible in south philly, it is probably going to be pricey - don't know exact rental ranges - and you will be further from Delaware.

Good Luck
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Forgot to mention zip code - 19147
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Any of the places listed above or new places not mentioned have open air fresh markets? Also walkable with diverse eateries.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:04 AM
 
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So Media would be the best option?
Thanks for the info!
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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I was in Media yesterday and they do have a couple ethnic restaurants. They have a nice Japanese restaurant,a Thai French restaurant, a handful of nice upscale restaurants along with your standard american cuisine.

Its a nice small town that seems to fit alot of your criteria. Your other option appears to be West Chester.

Good luck.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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Default Why PA?

If you are working in DE, why do you want to live in PA? Your $800-1200/mo rent will be tight for anything other than a 1 bedroom, which I doubt you'll want with a family!

How old are the kids? Are they anywhere near school yet?

You may be able to rent a place in Painter's Crossing on Rt 1 in the Chadds Ford School district. Rents tend to be reasonable, particularly given that they include heat. There is also a pool in season, tennis courts, a play ground, and the schools are fantastic. You are close to the malls at 202/1, and about 5 miles from DE, home of wonderful tax free shopping as well as where you work.

I'm not seeing anything available in Realtor.com, but most rentals don't go through Realtors, here.
GOOD LUCK!

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Old 01-29-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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No kid's, just me and wifey.

I will be working in Delaware and around Chester,PA area as a account manager, so we just chose PA as our destination to reside.

Are there any other notable places in Media or West Chester that have very nice townhomes for rent? I may raise my price range.
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:09 AM
 
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I too vote for Media and West Chester. We lived in Boothwyn and our back yard was the state line (DE-PA) so it was extremely conveinent for going to Delaware but very much an auto oriented town (good phrase rainrock!). I've found Media and West Chester to be very similar. I think the town of Media is a bit nicer and I think the trolley running through it and the Trader Joe's gives it an edge but West Chester has the college and it would be nice to take in a concert or performance without driving too far.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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What about Ardmore, PA is it anything like Media or West Chester?
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:03 AM
 
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Ardmore is good, but its downtown area is not as nice as Media or West Chester, IMO. Media and West Chester I would call quaint downtowns, Ardmore, not so much, but still okay.
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