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Old 09-01-2018, 10:23 PM
 
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I (32M) got a job at Merck (in West Point/North Wales) and will be moving to the area from California with my wife (32F) and kid (4). My wife wants to start a program at Villanova University. Our priorities: good schools, easy/short commute to both places, walkable downtown with shops/restaurants. We'd like to rent a 1- or 2-BR apartment for 1600/month or so. We were initially looking into Doylestown (before the idea of studying at Villanova came up), but now it looks like too much of a commute. Now, we are thinking about Radnor, but it doesn't look like there are any apartments there at all. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Plymouth Meeting or Conshohocken would work. PM is a little more centrally-located to both, Conshohocken has a younger vibe, overall, and both are located in the well-regarded Colonial School District.

Ambler might work as well.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:53 PM
 
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Conshohocken or maybe Ambler. Also, Noth Wales itself may be worth a look.

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Old 09-03-2018, 12:12 AM
 
Location: FW, Indiander
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Plymouth Meeting as it's between the 2 and you can take 476 to both(or close to them) if you're driving. Conshohoken is next door and has a "downtown".

St. Davids is next door to Randor and has apts. Search for apartments in the 19087 zip code.
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:40 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Wayne has somewhat of a walkable downtown. Not sure about the apartment situation...does anyone know?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne,_Pennsylvania
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:42 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Plymouth Meeting or Conshohocken would work. PM is a little more centrally-located to both, Conshohocken has a younger vibe, overall, and both are located in the well-regarded Colonial School District.
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Plymouth Meeting as it's between the 2 and you can take 476 to both(or close to them) if you're driving.
As far as I know, Plymouth Meeting does not have a walkable downtown.
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:12 AM
 
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Why do people post about moving somewhere are not also give the weight or priority order of what they list as their wants?

Knowing which of the wants is actually the most important would help people give better responses.

OP, is commute more important than walkability? Is budget less of an issue than schools?
If you're going to work five days a week, but spouse is only going to class three days a week, which one of you is willing to possibly do a longer commute? For which of you would is make more sense to be closer to home incase you had to be called to your child's daycare or school?
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:32 AM
 
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I'd look within the Wissahickon School District comprising the Borough of Ambler and the Townships of Lower Gwynedd and Whitpain. Wissahickon S.D. is highly rated (#12 in PA according to one website).
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Old 09-03-2018, 06:28 PM
 
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Ambler or Conshohocken as others have noted. Ambler is closer to North Wales, Conshohocken is closer to Villanova.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Check out Chestnut Hill. It is the northern Northwestern part of Philadelphia and a lush, green and architecturially historic and very significant part of the city. (aka beautifully stunning). A mix of grand stone estates, stone manses, brick twins and mutli units all laid out in what feels like a very English town in a sort of way.

And it is Only 5 miles from The Blue Route (476) your main commutting road to Villanova and close to 309 your main commutting route to North Wales! (25 - 35 mins each direction).

You are renting so are not committed to schools at this point. And living in the region will allow you to determine what you value most in terms of area/commute etc.

You will absolutely LOVE the charming and might I add POSH main street and walkability of Chestnut Hill.

Not to mention amazing rail/transit access to Center City Philadelphia for the extremely rich and vibrant downtown hosting world class amenities. And Chesnut Hill has a variety of quaint housing stock with plenty of multi units for your apartment needs.

Might I add it is voted as one of the best and most beautiful neighborhoods in the USA.

CHECK IT OUT Here is a video for reference: https://vimeo.com/189041835

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