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Old 11-29-2006, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hi Everyone,

I recently relocated to Philadelphia from Chicago and I am working in Center City.I am pregnant and I have been looking for a place to buy for the last two months and I am really not having any luck.I am looking for a townhome or single family in the upper 200's and I am looking for for a diverse neighborhood.I looked in Montgomery county in Cheltenham but the taxes are so high..I also looked in Bensalem but mostly older homes in that range.Any suggestions on a younger working class diverse area that I can commute easily to center city.?I can be close or 30 to 40 minutes from the city Thanks I really do appreciate your comments.
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:56 AM
 
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West Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill would be perfect for you. Very diverse, lots of parks, quick drive or train ride into center city.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:04 PM
 
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:46 PM
 
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You could also try Upper Darby. Very diverse with quite a few single family homes under 200K (although a good number are semi-detached and/or older) and a quick easy commute into Center City which lies only five miles away.
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Old 11-30-2006, 07:08 AM
 
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I was also in West Chester yesterday and loved the area.Any comments on West Chester in Chester County?
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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West Chester Great town, great area, fairly diverse by Chester County standards. Probably looking at a 45 min-1 hr commute down RT #3. Taxes aren't going to be cheap but the quality of living imo is much higher in West Chester than Upper Darby or Cheltenham.

If you liked West Chester you might want to check out Phoenixville,beautiful area- not quite as quaint as West Chester but your housing dollars will go alot further.

GL
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Old 11-30-2006, 07:03 PM
 
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West Chester is very nice, but the commute to center city is longer with heavy traffic.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Thank you all so much. We all appreciate your comments because it is so
helpful when moving to a new place.
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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How is the search going?
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:39 PM
 
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Hi,
Thanks for asking..I Have appointments to see some places this weekend.West chester does seem a little far so I am also considering Media and Wallingford.I will follow-up
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