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Old Yesterday, 09:43 AM
 
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Would it be insane to consider buying a home on Lincoln Drive in Mount Airy. We're coming from 2 acres in ct. Like some insight. TIA.
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Old Yesterday, 11:22 AM
 
Location: West Philadelphia
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Explain why you think it would be insane. I think that part of Mt Airy is great, although it will definitely be downsizing for you.
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Old Yesterday, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Lincoln Drive from around Wayne Ave to Mt. Pleasant is a major commuting artery, so while the houses along there can be huge and beautiful, you would be dealing with the traffic. From Mt. Pleasant up to Allen's Lane would be a nicer section for me.
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Old Yesterday, 05:37 PM
 
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i didnt mean mt airy, i meant living on lincoln drive
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Old Yesterday, 07:51 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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Insane is too strong of a word. My assumption would be if you are willing to accept the pitfalls of being on a major road, you can get a similar house at a discount to one on a quiet street.

Traffic noise, annoying to get into and out of your driveway, taking a walk means starting and ending in the noise, using your front porch becomes less interesting, and your front porch gets dirty quickly from the car exhaust.

That being said those houses are never empty, many people have accepted the tradeoffs.
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Old Today, 10:06 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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Would it be insane to consider buying a home on Lincoln Drive in Mount Airy. We're coming from 2 acres in ct. Like some insight. TIA.
Not insane, but not a 100% great idea, either. There's going to be a LOT of traffic, so there's more noise & dirt than you'd get on a side street. Leaving the property (getting into traffic from your driveway) would be problematic as well - you'll have to deal with rush hour traffic or, off-peak, people who go way beyond the speed limit. You might get to know the neighbors on either side of you, but likely not across the street (given the lot sizes and the width of the road).
The houses are almost uniformly beautiful and well kept, but there are likely other properties in less trafficked areas in Mt Airy that'd meet your needs.
One qualifier to the above: it applies to the part of Lincoln that's south of, say, Emlen or Carpenter. North of Mt Pleasant toward W Allens Ln, Lincoln is more dense and a bit calmer. FWIW, this section of Lincoln is the ONLY part where I'll not use a light to cross when I'm running (meaning, even though I hate the break in any momentum I might have, I'll jog in place at a red light farther south on Lincoln while waiting for a green light).
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