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Old 02-06-2020, 12:05 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone for such good suggestions - it really helps us build out our list of places to check out before our first trip to the area in two weeks. (Any good local website suggestions where we can dig deeper into the towns in advance?) To those who asked, our budget is semi-flexible, but we’d like to target the $600-$800K range. The thing we like the best of our current home/location is that we’re in a mature/established quiet neighborhood with lots of trees, nice-sized yards, and a nearby park... and, we see people out walking, jogging, biking and spending time in their yards (so, we don’t feel isolated, etc.). In just a 5-10 minute drive, however, we can get to grocery stores, restaurants, and other shopping - so, it’s very convenient. We’re very excited to get there and check out the suggestions you’ve made, and we’ll come back with any more questions. Thanks again!
If this is a priority, you may want to make sure wherever you look has sidewalks. It's a deal breaker for me when house hunting if the neighborhood doesn't have sidewalks.
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Old 02-06-2020, 01:28 PM
 
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Based on your criteria. I would stick with Newtown or Doylestown. They will offer the walkable communities you are seeking while also managing a more palatable commute time.
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Old 02-06-2020, 01:49 PM
 
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That’s a very good point. Our current neighborhood doesn’t have sidewalks, and that was my only concern before we purchased this house – but, we loved the neighborhood so much that we were willing to compromise. I am glad we did, as this turned out to not be a problem, at all. The roads are wide enough that we have plenty of space to walk without having to jump out of the way of cars, there aren’t a ton of cars to worry about, and the speed limit is low enough that it keeps people from driving too crazy. It’s definitely a good reminder though, that we’ll keep in mind when we’re looking. Thanks for pointing it out to us. :-)
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Old 02-06-2020, 03:44 PM
 
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Also worth factoring in is where you will be working in Buck's county. It's a large county. If the job is in lower Buck's, Doylestown would be a pretty long commute. If in Central Buck's, either Doylestown or Newtown would work.
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Old Yesterday, 01:27 PM
 
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Also worth factoring in is where you will be working in Buck's county. It's a large county. If the job is in lower Buck's, Doylestown would be a pretty long commute. If in Central Buck's, either Doylestown or Newtown would work.
Yes and depending on where your commute is in Bucks, I would also highly consider Ambler in Montgomery County. Really quaint town.
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Old Today, 08:19 AM
 
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My co-worker lives in Glenside (Abington Twp) and loves it. 3 train stations within walking distance and the Keswick Theatre is right there too, only problem is the seating in there is ancient and feels very cramped!
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