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Old 06-07-2016, 10:49 AM
 
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We're looking to find a place to live that allows us to be in between these 2 places so we each have a fair commute. We don't have children so schools aren't an issue. We're looking for something affordable (~1600/month) in a safe area with the best commute possible for the both of us. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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It would be helpful if you copy/paste the answers to these questions - //www.city-data.com/forum/phila...formation.html
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:49 PM
 
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OP - Edit to my original post to include the questions:

When are you moving?
- Mid-August
Where are you coming from?
- Philadelphia
Why are you moving?
- Relocation for SO's job
Where will you be working?
- He'll be in Denver, PA and I'll be in Philadelphia for grad school

Will you buy or rent?
-Rent
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend?
-House, townhouse or preferably something with a yard; $1600/month max


Are you married or single? Do you have children?
- We're not married but will be living together with no children
Do you prefer public or private schools?
- Doesn't matter
Do you have pets?
- 1 cat
Do you want or need a yard?
- Prefer to have a yard but understand if it isn't doable
Are you keeping a car?
-Yes
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet?
- Doesn't matter

What do you want to be closest to?
Work - This; We want to find a place where we can both have a doable commute
Shopping
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.)
Nightlife
Train or subway stations
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Dude...., I'm right here
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I'd say Malvern or Paoli. It's the furthest station for the express train on the Thorndale line into Philly and there's a turnpike exit at Malvern.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:24 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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I'd say Malvern or Paoli. It's the furthest station for the express train on the Thorndale line into Philly and there's a turnpike exit at Malvern.
That's a good solution. Semi-midpoint, and a reverse commute (if that matters that far out) to Denver, so drive time will be fairly reliable and consistent. Getting to Philly will be a bit longer, but "longer" when you're on the train isn't so bad. If school=Penn/Drexel, you're a short walk once leaving 30th St. If Temple, that'll add at least 15-20 minutes to the trip.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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Are you going to be driving into Philly or taking public transit? If public transit is an option then I agree with PP - find somewhere along the Paoli/Thorndale Line or also possibly the Manayunk/Norristown Line. The commute is going to suck regardless since Denver and Philly are over an hour apart.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:55 AM
 
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Just Google mapped it, and Malvern/Paoli seems to be your best choice. For your SO, about an hour to Denver from the Route 29 entrance to the PA Turnpike. For you, there's a train that leaves Paoli at 7:18am that expresses into 30th Street Station, getting there at 7:43am. There's also a local that leaves Malvern at 6:57am, and goes express once it hits the Bryn Mawr station, and gets into 30th Street Station at 7:39am. Lots of options.


See: SEPTA | Paoli/Thorndale Line Regional Rail Schedule | Weekday | to Center City Philadelphia
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