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Old 10-05-2017, 01:03 PM
 
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Mod cut- Please note that this thread is from 2017.

I was born and raised in southwest Philly but spent lot of time in Delco as a kid (my best friend lived near the Lansdowne/Upper Darby border and I had family that lived in Yeadon).

I always loved Springfield Township and thought that I may wind up moving there and raising my family there.

I guess God had other plans and my career brought me here to Alaska but retirement is only 5 years away and we aren't looking to stay.

Bottom line, I'm glad to hear that Springfield appears to have pretty much stayed the same great place to live and we will have to put it on the list of possible places for retirement.

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Old 10-05-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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I was born and raised in southwest Philly but spent lot of time in Delco as a kid (my best friend lived near the Lansdowne/Upper Darby border and I had family that lived in Yeadon).

I always loved Springfield Township and thought that I may wind up moving there and raising my family there.

I guess God had other plans and my career brought me here to Alaska but retirement is only 5 years away and we aren't looking to stay.

Bottom line, I'm glad to hear that Springfield appears to have pretty much stayed the same great place to live and we will have to put it on the list of possible places for retirement.
Yep, from all I can tell you would feel right at home. It's pretty much the same as it's always been.
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Old 11-28-2020, 09:32 PM
 
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It’s quite possible that the reason why Springfield housing comes at a discount is the towns that it borders to the east and south of it (Drexel Hill, Clifton Heights, Secane, Ridley Twp). None of these are considered “desirable” places to live — with somewhat elevated crime rates and overall more rough around the edges. The likes of Ardmore and Media are surrounded by very nice towns so there is less risk of “spillover”. In Springfield you occasionally hear of drug OD, heroin syringes seen at parks, sidewalks, etc. this is the exception and not the norm but it does occur. You also have Baltimore Pike which is an eye sore (although has plenty of shopping options). The pike has two motels that are considered hot spots for drugs and prostitution (Parkway Inn and Days Inn).
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Old 11-29-2020, 07:05 AM
 
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Interesting POV. So much is in the eye of the beholder.
Secane is "not desirable?" OK.
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Old 11-29-2020, 01:36 PM
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Location: Philadelphia
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As an alternative to Springfield I would also suggest Havertown. Affordable housing stock, good school district. Taxes are pricey, but about the same as Springfield.
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Old 11-29-2020, 02:59 PM
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I also would not be overly concerned about the Limerick Nuclear Plant.

Collegeville is a really desirable area, as is the areas in Montgomery County you were looking at.

I might also suggest the Langhorne/Yardley area in Bucks County. This puts you a little closer to 95, for quick access to Mass and VA. Good luck!
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Old 11-29-2020, 03:23 PM
 
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It's nice to see Delco's Springfield get some love on the forum although, looking at the OP's posting history, it appears they never left Connecticut.
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Old 11-29-2020, 09:18 PM
 
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It's nice to see Delco's Springfield get some love on the forum although, looking at the OP's posting history, it appears they never left Connecticut.
Correct; this thread is three years old.
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