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Old 01-04-2008, 05:14 PM
 
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Someone mentioned Churchville and I have to agree. I grew up there. it is a great school district (council rock). The houses are great. Quiet and family oriented. Also check out Newtown, Holland, and Richboro.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:23 AM
 
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Morrisville has some of the lowest home sale prices in the area (compared to Yardley, etc.). You could probably pick up a 3-bed home for less than $200K.

Check on realtor.com and plug in 19067 for the zip.

I'm acutally selling my home in the area, so I'm a bit biased in my opinion above. 1206 Ohio Avenue.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: West Mount Airy
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I agree in not moving to the city with your 3 year old...Unless you have lived in the icty as I or others have, it can be quite overwhelming and not what you were hoping for. There is a certain type of family that does better there. That being said, for 225K,look in Montgomery County in Willow Grove,Abington,Ambler,Glenside,Hatboro,Horsham...I t will be difficult but not impossible because of our current market. Remember it will most likely be an older home unless you go for a townhome. Townhomes in the (Bucks County)Warminster area are great with large yards and newer amenities. In Bucks County, check out Langhorne, but your chances are slim unless you do a condo,maybe in Newtown which is very nice. Doyelstown isn't too bad either, but you'll be looking at townhomes and condos.
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:21 PM
 
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Hi I live in Newtown, I say the best bang for your buck is Churchville. I see a lot of for sale signs going up in Newtown and Southampton. If the housing market doesn't come back soon then Holland, Richboro, Churchville, and Northampton will be the best areas with great school districts. Stay away from Bensalem or anywhere close to the Casino area geographically.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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I hate to agree that the burbs are better/safer for raising kids...I would go with MontCo, DelCo or Chester....I grew up in the NE and left years ago because my neighborhood was rough and the schools were bad. I actually grew up in one of the areas that a PP recommended. No offense to anyone who lives there...I wouldn't recommend it with a 3 year-old...Bucks can be tricky as well.
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Yardley PA
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This was a 4 year old thread.. I am sure the OP has moved by now.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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No offence to this poster, but do not move to the city. You'll be better off in the suburbs at any cost.
I think the far northeast, the area around Toresdale is fantastic. It is the best of both worlds. It is a stable, family oriented area with all the conveniences of being close to the city but as safe as any suburb. It has excellent public transit, good but reasonably priced housing stock and great shopping choices plus most important.... really nice people. However I wouldn't go south of Torresdale and forget Mayfair. The nice part is really limited to north of Academy Rd and east of the airport and south of Woodhaven. Having said that, while it may be one of the best places to settle, there are a hundred other places that are just as good.

As for Bensalem, the casino is just added to what was always a racetrack so it hasn't had an impact one way or the other. Bensalem is a very large township with some areas that are very nice (and expensive) and other areas that leave somthing to be desired.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:48 PM
 
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This was a 4 year old thread.. I am sure the OP has moved by now.
At least once.
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