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Old 01-23-2009, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Wayne, PA
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we are relocating to PA come summer. And originally we thought we'd move to the bucks county area...... but lately we are thinking maybe we should really think about it broader. I know next to NOTHING about PA. Been there once & fell in love with it but I was not a mother at that point & never thought I'd get the opportunity to move out there.
We want a safe area, good schools, we love homes with charm & character... not really into the new homes. We would LIKE an acre..... but for the right house we could do a half acre like I said if we found the right house. We don't want to live in a city or in a busy area.... we're married with children & not hip. lol My husbands job can be anywhere so we don't have toi be tied to a certain area.... we could really go anywhere iin PA.
So I just thought I'd feel out where peoples "dream home" would be in PA.... so I can go online with some names of towns & take a peek.

Thanks!
Hi Merrianne,

I have lived in PA all my life and have raised my family in a wonderful suburb of Philadelphia, Wayne, PA, for over 20 years. It's part of the "Main Line" area -- called the Main Line because of the main railway line that runs through all of the towns into the city. It is very popular because of the incredible beauty that you referred to and its convenience to Center City Philadelphia. It has a great history (close to Valley Forge National Park) with many older homes from the 1700's, 1800's and early 1900's. The schools are rated among the top in the state. You can go to schoolmatters.com and see how they are rated. Tredyffrin-Easttown, Radnor, and Lower Merion are a few of the top-rated school districts in the area. Many developments and neighborhoods have 1/2 - over an acre of property.

If you want to check out some of the homes online, the towns in the vicinity are Berwyn, Paoli, Devon, Wayne, Villanova, Radnor, Newtown Square, Valley Forge, Phoenixville -- they are all beautiful areas with top-rated schools.

Best of luck with your search!

Carol Schmidt
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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I would choose Malvern, the little town is so cute. And great schools.
Or probably anywhere in Tredyfferin School District...best school district. That would be Paoli, Berwyn..possibly Devon. Wayne goes to Radnor School District, which is also one of the best.
Those would be in my ideal world.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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I've been living/traveling around pa all my life and I think state college is nice yes I agree, but I much prefer Harrisburg. Its central to everything and if you know where to look its has so many amazing things to offer. Architecture in downtown, neat little shops, parks, nightlife everything I want anyways!
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I have to agree that State College is where i would live and raise my family if I could choose anywhere in pa..
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Money notwithstanding ... I'd go back to Erie County and get a big ol' house on the lake. I'd buy an old farmhouse with a couple of acres on East Lake Road in North East Township, or one out near Swanville in Fairview Township. A private beach would be a plus.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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Gap or intercourse, in the middle of Amish country-lancaster county or on the river in bucks county
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Gap or intercourse, in the middle of Amish country-lancaster county or on the river in bucks county
Hmmm....what are some of the towns on the river in Bucksco? I like Atglen...with farmland as far as the eye can see.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:55 AM
 
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i like it up near Frenchtown, between there and New Hope. where is Atglen? i go up to the park on the river all the time, and love it. I will have to check out Atglen
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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center city philadelphia
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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i like it up near Frenchtown, between there and New Hope. where is Atglen? i go up to the park on the river all the time, and love it. I will have to check out Atglen
I'm not sure if Atglen is chester or Lancaster Co, but I pass through it on my way to lancaster - it's just so rural...It's hilly with farmland in every direction.
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