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Old 10-14-2019, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia (East Falls)
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We are considering some suburbs of NW Philly, primarily Lafayette Hill, Plymouth Meeting, Blue Bell, Trooper, and Collegeville. I completed the form below in homes of getting feedback.

When are you moving? Spring 2020
Where are you coming from? western suburbs of Philly in chester county
Why are you moving? Work
Where will you be working? Audubon
Have you been here yet? Yes

Will you buy or rent? Buy
If buying, are you looking for a house or a condo? How much can you spend? $550K...looking for large, updated house with a big yard in a nice neighborhood. Budget not going to work in some areas.


Are you married or single? Do you have children? Married with two children
Do you prefer public or private schools? Public
Do you want or need a yard? Yes, at least .25 acres
Are you keeping a car? Yes


What do you want to be closest to?
Work - Yes
Shopping -Yes
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.) - Yes
Nightlife - No
Train or subway stations - No
We'd really like to be near parks, open green space
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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We are considering some suburbs of NW Philly, primarily Lafayette Hill, Plymouth Meeting, Blue Bell, Trooper, and Collegeville. I completed the form below in homes of getting feedback.

When are you moving? Spring 2020
Where are you coming from? western suburbs of Philly in chester county
Why are you moving? Work
Where will you be working? Audubon
Have you been here yet? Yes

Will you buy or rent? Buy
If buying, are you looking for a house or a condo? How much can you spend? $550K...looking for large, updated house with a big yard in a nice neighborhood. Budget not going to work in some areas.


Are you married or single? Do you have children? Married with two children
Do you prefer public or private schools? Public
Do you want or need a yard? Yes, at least .25 acres
Are you keeping a car? Yes


What do you want to be closest to?
Work - Yes
Shopping -Yes
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.) - Yes
Nightlife - No
Train or subway stations - No
We'd really like to be near parks, open green space
Depending on your tolerance for commuting, Lafayette Hill and Plymouth Meeting might or might not work. Although they are on the same side of the Schuylkill as Audubon, you won't be able to get there easily and directly. That said, both have some options in your price range with decent size lots, and nearby shopping. If retail is important then Plymouth Meeting is the better choice.

Blue Bell and East Norriton are both closer to Audubon and have access to shopping. You could definitely find suitable homes in either. Blue Bell feels more rural like Bucks county and parts of Chester. East Norriton is a more traditional suburb with plentiful shopping. You can probably get more for your money there but property taxes are higher.

I am not familiar with Trooper or Collegeville so can't help you there. They would definitely shorten your committee time over the others, especially LH and PM.
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Old 10-15-2019, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I would consider the Phoenixville and Collegeville areas.

You will get the most house for your money around Collegeville, the payoff is, it is the most removed and I would consider exurban areas, which means travel times will be longer.

Phoenixville is a thriving community with a vibrant and quaint main street, you will definitely find something in your price range, with the possible need of minor cosmetic updates, but the trade-off is you will be much closer to places like King of Prussia, Phoenixville Borough and have easy access to all the amenities of the Main Line.
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