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Old 02-11-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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The Italian area you're talking about is Overbrook Park, not Farms. Two different areas. Overbrook Park is largely mixed now, not just Italian. A very nice area, very walkable. Not close to downtown, but well served by bus transit.

Wynnefield is also still a beautiful area, the wine homes holding up well. The closer to St Joe's the better the housing stock, but more expensive of course.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:13 AM
 
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Without knowing what your budget is, my first instinct is Naval Square, which is a gated community in Grad Ho, which is central to everything you are looking for, as well as near the Expressway if you need to get out of town easily. I don't think it's particularly Italian, though.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:27 AM
 
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My computer died on me. But, I'm back now.

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Regarding Lansdowne: It seems to me that a lot of its residents would love for it to gentrify, and its west side is already pretty tony. Its main shopping district should have all the charm and vibrancy of Media's or Ardmore's, but it's not there yet. It has some of the finest early-20th-century housing stock of any area suburb. But unless and until the William Penn School District, which it shares with Darby, Colwyn and Yeadon, improves, it will probably never fully realize its potential.
I so agree with all of this. It's really very sad. And of course, Delco's taxes thwart any area that might want to better itself - not that I'd like to see it yuppiefied, but there's something to be said for not having to live with bars over your windows and gated storm doors. No one wants to pay $10K a year in taxes in a district like that (even with Prendie/Bonner are right up the Ave.). The idea of that school district having that much in taxes is laughable to begin with.


I had thought about Roxborough, have a friend who is in a section I like. Used to have friends in East Falls, I don't know the area as well as I might, but mostly what I see is rows. So I'd have to look into that a bit.

The area of Overbrook that I couldn't remember the name of was Morris Park - there's a park there by that name, people used to call the whole area that, it butted up against Overbrook Farms and sometimes people called it the Farms anyway.

We have pretty much decided on looking only at twin/single places. A row house for us would end up eventually being a first floor flat with storage upstairs, lol.

Thanks again!
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