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Old 02-19-2019, 09:18 PM
 
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We are looking to buy a home in either the Central bucks or Council Rock school district. My husband works in NJ so the commute time is important. We have 2 children in elementary school, one with an IEP for autism. Sports programs and special education are important factors.*
CR would be a shorter commute but I have read that it can be a little "keeping up with the Joneses", stories of those looking down on others over money. We have met a few families from this area and this doesn't seem to match though.
CB would add about 20 minutes (I think) to his commute but seems to be more rural. I would love a little bit of land, maybe an acre, in a quiet little town. Doylestown seems to match that.*
I don't want to rule out council rock over a few stories that may be untrue. Buying a home in an new area is unnerving. can anyone share their thoughts on the two areas?
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:11 AM
 
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Both are great areas I think a lot will come down to the commute


the Newtown/Richboro is a little more connected to 95/1 Doylestown is also a great area


Both schools are very good


spend some time in both areas if you can as both are great areas to live and have a few decent places to eat as well
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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CR is definitely a rich area and definitely has a Joneses feel from my experience. I'd recommend you rent a home first in CR if you can rent a home and see how you feel.

I don't know how sped programs are in that area.
As school districts, all reputable for the areas you're looking at.

Doylestown does have nice charm and Newtown/Richboro is nice too. Maybe just go with one of those two depending on which you can get more value for your home for.
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:47 AM
 
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It appears both areas are wealthy but seems like Council Rock has a different feel to it. I have read about school kids picking on other towns for not having enough money. Seems like it is more cliquey. We did speak to a realtor in the CR school district and we were put off by some of her comments. I do realize that these issues arise everywhere and it is up to us as parents to guide our children through it. When you have a child with special needs it becomes a little more challenging so we would like an area that has a comfortable, accepting feel. I am just not sure if I can rule out a whole school district after reading a few things.
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:52 PM
 
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It appears both areas are wealthy but seems like Council Rock has a different feel to it. I have read about school kids picking on other towns for not having enough money. Seems like it is more cliquey. We did speak to a realtor in the CR school district and we were put off by some of her comments. I do realize that these issues arise everywhere and it is up to us as parents to guide our children through it. When you have a child with special needs it becomes a little more challenging so we would like an area that has a comfortable, accepting feel. I am just not sure if I can rule out a whole school district after reading a few things.
I'm in Newtown, and I've never felt that sort of attitude moreso in Newtown than anywhere else. I'm in CR North, whereas Richboro/Holland is CR South, so maybe it's different, but I would be surprised if that were the case. Obviously, it's a fairly wealthy area, but so is Doylestown. I play in the neighborhood softball league, and there are all kinds of people on the team - business owners, school teachers, professionals, police officers, retirees, etc. Everyone just plays ball then drinks beer and hangs out. I don't think I've ever felt that anyone was ostracized or anything for not being wealthy enough.
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:26 PM
 
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Thank you NewtownBucks. I really needed to hear that.
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