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Old 12-26-2015, 08:52 PM
 
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Hi,

I will be moving to Pennsylvania from New Jersey next month. I am trying to explore the places that will be good to stay around West Chester/Philadelphia since my office will be based at these locations. My priorities will be based on -

1) Good community for family stay
2) Good education available for kid
3) Easy accessible to food & groceries

Thanks in advance

Regards,
Hemil

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Old 12-28-2015, 02:54 AM
 
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If one of your offices is in West Chester, why not just live there and commute to Philly when needed? it meets your 3 'needs'.

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Old 12-29-2015, 07:21 AM
 
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What's your budget, what type of housing are you looking for? There are many fine communities in the area between the two~I would suggest living in West Chester, it has everything you listed. Other good communities are Malvern, Springfield, Radnor, Havertown, Haverford, Upper Darby.

Also depends on the route you plan to drive, as you know from living in NJ, traffic is a nightmare of congestion, lines, road closures (for seemingly no reason). If there's any possibility of taking the train from your residence into Philly, you might want to be close to a rail station.
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Old 12-29-2015, 07:33 AM
 
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We'll need more information to give you some good options. Start by copying/pasting the following into this thread and answering the questions: //www.city-data.com/forum/phila...formation.html


If you need to get to both the city and West Chester (and by "city," you mean Center City), then halfway between the two might work for your commute. That would put you generally in the Newtown Square area.
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Old 12-29-2015, 03:38 PM
 
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Hi,

Thanks to all for your response. I would prefer to spend around 1200-1400 USD p.m for 2 BHK

What I have found abt West chester is that it seems to be small and very country side. I would also look for area with Indian community (70 -30) ratio which I don't feel to be available in West chester. Please suggest on this line if possible

@Flyers girl - I have answered most of your questions before

Thanks
Hemil
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Old 12-29-2015, 06:30 PM
 
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For your budget, West Chester will be the least expensive if you compare anything on the Main line that is between West Chester and Philadelphia. However, it is a college town so rentals are annoying as your neighbors may be bratty WCU students (I used to be one).

There is a growing Indian population in Upper Uwchlan, Chester County and Exton. Has everything you need and is close to both WC and Philly. But if you are really interested in a larger Indian population you will be better off hopping over the bridge to Cherry Hill, NJ
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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I don't think you're going to get an Indian ratio of 70/30 anywhere. Exton and King of Prussia have decent Indian populations. So do Lansdale and Hatfield, but they are too far from WC IMO.

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The above website tells me you can't find a zip code in NJ with a 30% Indian population, either.

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Old 12-30-2015, 07:08 AM
 
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Hi,

Thanks to all for your response. I would prefer to spend around 1200-1400 USD p.m for 2 BHK

What I have found about West Chester is that it seems to be small and very country side. I would also look for area with Indian community (70 -30) ratio which I don't feel to be available in West Chester. Please suggest on this line if possible

@Flyers girl - I have answered most of your questions before

Thanks
Hemil
One comment I'd like to make is regarding the "country side" feeling of WC. While it's not a city, WC is the county seat and is a very active large town with many restaurants, bars, businesses, stores, etc. The college gives it a young vibe but the courthouse fuels local law offices and businesses.

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