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Old 02-13-2008, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Downingtown, PA
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to PARELO:

Not sure of what the prices are in the area you are coming from, but I will be happy to give you some information of what you are moving to:

The one thing I will tell you is the price range you are looking in, in the general vacinity, most of the homes are older. Don't know if you have a preference to newer construction or not. If you do, you may open your search greatly by also searching in the Springford School district - very close to Phoenixville, the next district northeast of Phoenixville borough.

If not, in Phoenixville Schools you will mostly find homes in the 2700-3500 sq ft range. However, here is not as much inventory in this school district for homes in this price range as some of the surrounding areas. The greatest thing about this area is the acess to back roads to get anywhere you want.

Lastly, if you look further south west (Treddyfrin-Easttown & Great Valley) you will be in 2 of the BEST school systems in the area and in the highly sought after Main Line. The only negatives about this area are the traffic congestion and the prices are much higher - you will get less for the money.

I will be happy to answer any other questions I didn't confirm for you! Good luck!
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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Amen Kimann...right on the money on all points...
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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You should support the increasing health and vitality of Phoenixville rather than isolating yourself and your children and contributing to the decline of towns and actual places. If you live in one of those awful new subdivisions north of town your children will be isolated and unfamiliar with society until they can learn to drive. Hope you know what you're doing to them and yourself.

Also, factor in the price of needing a car into your purchase. 1 car on average costs $6800/year total, meaning that if you could use 1 car instead of two, you could afford an extra $135,000 in mortgage at 6% interest. And this is an appreciating asset rather than a car, which only depreciates in value.

Don't contribute to sprawl and pollution. Live where you can walk.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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You should support the increasing health and vitality of Phoenixville rather than isolating yourself and your children and contributing to the decline of towns and actual places. If you live in one of those awful new subdivisions north of town your children will be isolated and unfamiliar with society until they can learn to drive. Hope you know what you're doing to them and yourself.

Also, factor in the price of needing a car into your purchase. 1 car on average costs $6800/year total, meaning that if you could use 1 car instead of two, you could afford an extra $135,000 in mortgage at 6% interest. And this is an appreciating asset rather than a car, which only depreciates in value.

Don't contribute to sprawl and pollution. Live where you can walk.
Exactly how many jobs or how much shopping can you walk to in P'Ville? Not too many.

Let's not be so judgmental about where people choose to live. Not everyone wants to raise kids in an 80-year old row or twin a half block away from a group home and across the street from a car repair shop.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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<deep nasal breath> I love the smell of fresh McMansions in the morning!

Sorry, couldn't resist.

But I would put that money into a beautiful older home and a large piece of ground in Collegeville, Royersford, Phoenixville, West Chester, the Main Line...the value of old homes is timeless after the housing developments have lost their luster...and the schools in many of those areas are better as well!
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:09 AM
 
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Default Did you move to Phoenixville?

Hi. I happened upon your post when I was looking for info about the new Wegmans. What a coincidence...I live in River's Bend. We have been here for 12 years and have lived in Phoenixville for 25. We love it. We had Easter brunch at Molly's with our kids.
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