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Old 03-21-2016, 04:14 PM
 
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Hi! I was wondering where most of the families working at Boeing live usually?
Which area has a good public school district, safe neighborhoods/suburbs, price range less than 300k...
Thank you!
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Almost out of Philly!
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Hi! I was wondering where most of the families working at Boeing live usually?
Which area has a good public school district, safe neighborhoods/suburbs, price range less than 300k...
Thank you!
We are in the process of moving from the city (Philly) to the burbs....It is a longer commute to Boeing but the cost of houses, bigger lots and better schools are worthwhile.

A lot of the people I work with easily drive 45-60mins + to and from work.
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:40 PM
 
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So, which suburbs would you recommend then? Totally unfamiliar with the area... ;-)
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Old 03-23-2016, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Almost out of Philly!
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So, which suburbs would you recommend then? Totally unfamiliar with the area... ;-)
Depends on how long you want a commute. My new commute will easily be 1hr.

We are moving to Berks county below Reading...its more rural with homes in good price ranges, good schools etc. I got a nice sized house with a pool and just shy of 1/2 acre for 180k.
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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Would be helpful if you copy/paste these questions with your answers - //www.city-data.com/forum/phila...formation.html
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Depends on how long you want a commute. My new commute will easily be 1hr.

We are moving to Berks county below Reading...its more rural with homes in good price ranges, good schools etc. I got a nice sized house with a pool and just shy of 1/2 acre for 180k.
Berks County might be a little extreme for most, average commute might be closer to 1 1/2 hours if you are driving in rush hour. But no question you wiil get more bang for your buck the further you are into suburbia. 422+476 everyday is going to test your patience. Ive searched for every backroad shortcut and there isnt one.

Housing near Boeing. There are 2 outstanding school districts(Wallingford-Swarthmore and Rose Tree Media) minutes from Boeing but finding your right home for under $300 K might be a challenge, and property taxes will be high.

Rosetree-Media Schools

Media
Upper Providence
Nether Providence
Middletown Township(Delaware County)

Wallingford Swarthmore Schools

Swarthmore
Nether Providence
Wallingford
Rose Valley

Other nearby school districts that are solid but not as good are Penn-Delco,Marple-Newtown Ridley,Springfield. Your housing options will be much more numerous here.

You can look into towns of Ridley, Springfield, Havertown,Broomall,Aston,Brookhaven

I'll throw out Garnet Valley as well but it may be a challenge to find a home that will fit your needs.

West Chester/Westtown/West Goshen is nice but a bit further out maybe 50 minute commute in traffic
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:16 AM
 
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Thank you!! :-)
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:29 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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Hi! I was wondering where most of the families working at Boeing live usually?
Which area has a good public school district, safe neighborhoods/suburbs, price range less than 300k...
Thank you!
Why not ask the HR people at Boeing? Even if you're a new hire and not officially on the payroll, this is a perfectly reasonable question for HR or a similar department (one that'll help people with relocation). If you're already an employee and are transferring to Philly, then you probably have access to internal web sites where people can post both work and unrelated questions (at my company we have SharePoint, and devote a number of pages/whatever you call them to items for sale, general announcements, things like that).
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Almost out of Philly!
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Berks County might be a little extreme for most, average commute might be closer to 1 1/2 hours if you are driving in rush hour. But no question you wiil get more bang for your buck the further you are into suburbia. 422+476 everyday is going to test your patience. Ive searched for every backroad shortcut and there isnt one.
The commute would kill me if I worked a regular 9-5 job...but most of us have the ability to start whenever we want...and even work from home if necessary. When it snows I rarely go in....

So working from 5 till 1 lets me avoid the bulk of rush hour traffic

With that being said...I do agree 422/476 will cause you to gouge your eyes out during rush hour.
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Almost out of Philly!
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Thank you!! :-)
Im assuming you are already an employee (blue badge) or a contractor?
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