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Old 04-27-2016, 01:25 PM
 
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When are you moving? HOpefully this summer if i get the offer
Where are you coming from? Edina MN
Why are you moving? My job has open positions in Bala cynwyd
Where will you be working? Bala Cynwyd
Have you been here yet? Yes i used to work there before my job moved to MInnesota

Will you buy or rent? rent for now. Eventually buy
If buying, are you looking for a house or a condo? How much can you spend?
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend? 3 bedroom. doesn't matter as long as it has plenty of space.
Do you prefer hi-rise or walk up?

Do you have a preference of living in a NJ or PA suburb? either one.
(If you answered NJ - post your answers here: //www.city-data.com/forum/new-j...-philadelphia/)

Are you married or single? Do you have children? Married. Stepchildren- 12, 10. Bio children- 4 and 2
Do you prefer public or private schools? Affordable private and charter. Schools that have their own rules and dont TEACH TO THE TEST.
Do you have pets? no
Do you want or need a yard? Want yes, need no
Are you keeping a car? yes
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? neighborhood with other kids. Want to see kids playing outside

What do you want to be closest to? Work, Walkable to shopping and basic services.
Work
Shopping
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.)
Nightlife
Train or subway stations

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood? Let's just say i dont wanna be the only African American family.
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:39 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Kind of hard to give recommendations if we don't know your budget. BTW, where did you live before when you worked here? (I mean, Philly...I still act like I live there, LOL)
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Look in Bala Cynwyd.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:38 AM
 
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Look into East Falls. Beautiful neighborhood steps away from Bala, just outside the city. Lots of family residents!
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Old 04-28-2016, 11:17 AM
 
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Bala is definitely an option. For a 3 bedroom rental, the max is probably 1700. I would hope to get something cheaper though. That way the extra money could go towards saving for a house. i was thinking West Mt Airy but i know the philly school district isn't great. So right now, im thinking Ardmore, Mt Airy(east or west). Not sure what else yet. Also im hoping to find an accredited daycare/preschool as well.
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Dude...., I'm right here
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If possible, you should rent in the vicinity of where you are planning to buy, so that you don't have to change schools again.

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Bala is definitely an option. For a 3 bedroom rental, the max is probably 1700. I would hope to get something cheaper though. That way the extra money could go towards saving for a house. i was thinking West Mt Airy but i know the philly school district isn't great. So right now, im thinking Ardmore, Mt Airy(east or west). Not sure what else yet. Also im hoping to find an accredited daycare/preschool as well.
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:25 PM
 
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If possible, you should rent in the vicinity of where you are planning to buy, so that you don't have to change schools again.
Agreed. According to the posters here, Lower Merion school district is one of the best. and it's close to my job .So this would make the most sense.
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:04 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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Agreed. According to the posters here, Lower Merion school district is one of the best. and it's close to my job .So this would make the most sense.
Sure, but overall it ain't diverse. Maybe Ardmore is the most diverse, but even that town is 85% white.
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:07 PM
 
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Sure, but overall it ain't diverse. Maybe Ardmore is the most diverse, but even that town is 85% white.
im convinced i wont get everything im looking for. If i choose Mt airy im gonna have to pay for private school.
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:15 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Sure, but overall it ain't diverse. Maybe Ardmore is the most diverse, but even that town is 85% white.
Lower Merion as a whole is ~80%/20% white/visible minority. The public schools are 75%/25%. I wouldn't call it diverse in the objective sense, but it's hardly lily white, especially for a suburban area.

Whether that's diverse enough for the OP is something else entirely. The bigger issue, IMO, is finding a 3-bedroom rental for $1,700.
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