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Old 10-14-2018, 06:41 PM
 
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Dear forum members,

1. Moving in December from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Moving because of my new job @ Spring House, PA. Spouse would have a job in King of Prussia

2. We are a young professional family with a 2-year-old kid. We are planning to rent and looking for a 2 bedroom apartment. We are open to having a 3 bedroom unit (apartment/townhouse).

3. Seeking suggestions from the forum members for neighborhoods (around Spring house - King of Prussia) that are FAMILY FRIENDLY. The kid would need a daycare/preschool. Would prefer living in a diverse neighborhood.

4. Open to both hi-rise and as well as walk up. Budget $1200.

5. We have no pets. However, we will have 2 cars.

6. Would like to be Closer to work/ Basic services. If we are able to get a unit close to subway/train, it would be great (we can sell off one car!)

Thanks and Appreciate your time in responding.

Cheers,
Northpole101

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Old 10-15-2018, 01:15 PM
 
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If you want diversity, I would recommend Phoenixville. They take pride in their diversity, have decent schools, the cost of living isn't bad, and it has an interesting downtown area.

Aside from that, I would *maybe* recommend Conshohocken but that may be too urban for a family (and outside your price range).
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:59 PM
 
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Phoenixville is a little far from Spring House depending on how long you’re willing to commute but I will second it as a great place to raise a family. Cheltenham township is one of the few Philly suburbs that is both nice to live in for the most part and truly diverse. I think Ambler might check some boxes you are looking for as well so I’d look into places around there too.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Phoenixville is a little far from Spring House depending on how long you’re willing to commute but I will second it as a great place to raise a family. Cheltenham township is one of the few Philly suburbs that is both nice to live in for the most part and truly diverse. I think Ambler might check some boxes you are looking for as well so I’d look into places around there too.
Agree. Perhaps Glenside as well would work as well.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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According to websites that calculate the midway point between two locations, the halfway point between KOP and Spring House in Blue Bell. I don't know about the diversity statistics of Blue Bell, but what I can tell you about it is that it's your typical, car-centric suburban landscape. Not saying that's a bad thing, just describing it for what it is. Others on here may be a bit more familiar with it in terms of schools, etc.
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:53 PM
 
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$1,200 / mo. budget is going to be tough for 2 bed rooms that aren't in sub-par areas. Based on a quick search on Zillow, I would recommend King of Prussia, Phoenixville, Audubon/Eagleville, Ambler, Lansdale, or Willow Grove. I don't know what the cost of living is in Minneapolis, but as a blanket generalization, it tends to be higher in the northeast and west coast compared to the mid-west. Unfortunately, a car will be required anywhere between King of Prussia and Spring House
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:23 AM
 
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Thank you, all for your suggestions and inputs. Mr. Map Man, I agree with you house rentals are on the steeper side @ northeast.
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:02 PM
 
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Ambler is an awesome area with a small town feel, but has a downtown area with lots of restaurants and things to do. There are always child friendly events going on in the downtown area. There's also easy access to the Septa train station right into Center City. There are a few apartment complexes on the outside of town that offer decent rent prices. I currently pay $1,000/month for a one bedroom within walking distance of downtown. A two bedroom in my complex rents for around $1,250/month. Look at The Woods, Longford Apartments, Ambler Crossing, etc. I also occasionally see rentals available in Butler Park Condominiums on Craigslist. Spring House is just a few minute drive from Ambler, but probably looking at closer to a 30 minute commute to KOP with traffic.

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