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Old 03-23-2016, 08:53 AM
 
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Hi all, wondering is Bristol township THAT bad??

Neighborhoods: are they really unsafe? I've lived in DC and Chester, PA so Bristol's numbers in violent crime seem great in comparison.

Schools: Mold in the building and the food being served in the high school??? Broken down and technology not working? Teachers don't care? Fights? Rated 3-4 out of 10 from elementary to high school level? Are there any alternatives outside of catholic and private schooling? My boys are 9, 7, and almost 2. I want to stay put until my income allows for us to purchase a home (preferably in Newtown, PA or surrounding), within the next 5 years or so (not rushing it until I find a great mixture of schools and community for my boys) - is Bristol township not the place to settle down?

I have 3 boys, we're black - how's it for POC/different ethnic groups?

I am relocating for work (will work in Princeton, NJ) and finally found something my husband and I can work with for our budget and all I can find is it's bad news...
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa & NYC
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So I am assuming you found a house you really like, but happens to be in Bristol Township, is that right? Am sure its much better then Chester or DC. In comparison to surrounding areas Bristol Township is not as good as Middleton Township or Falls Township, but no better or worse then Bensalem Township.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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So I am assuming you found a house you really like, but happens to be in Bristol Township, is that right? Am sure its much better then Chester or DC. In comparison to surrounding areas Bristol Township is not as good as Middleton Township or Falls Township, but no better or worse then Bensalem Township.
Correct, schools are my concern at this point
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Phila Pa & NYC
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Correct, schools are my concern at this point
Can't really speak much on the schools, however I have been to Truman HS several times and met a lot of nice students, and pretty diverse. Can't really say anything bad about it.
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Old 03-23-2016, 04:05 PM
 
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You are right to be concerned about schools because education environment plays a big role of where kids end up in the food chain when they grow up. I'd go with schools rated 8 or higher. Especially for middle and high schools.



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Correct, schools are my concern at this point
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:03 AM
 
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We're looking outside of Bristol now, can't risk it.

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You are right to be concerned about schools because education environment plays a big role of where kids end up in the food chain when they grow up. I'd go with schools rated 8 or higher. Especially for middle and high schools.
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