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Old 05-26-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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My husband and I are new to the Philadelphia area and have found a great house in Green Lane. We will be going to see the place in person this weekend, but I am wondering what the general area is like and if there is any sort of a "town center" there? If not, where would the nearest commercial area be, Lansdale?

Also, where would the nearest train station be to head to Glenside or Center City? If we were to drive, what traffic and time would be involved (I would need to be in Glenside by 7:45 am, leaving between 6-7 pm)?

Thanks for any input!
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:03 AM
 
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I admit to not really knowing much about Green Lane but, from looking at a map, I can say that the closest train station is in Lansdale. Once you get there, it would be a 30 minute ride to Glenside and another 25-30 minutes to Center City. According to this schedule - http://www.septa.org/service/sched/pdfs/R5LD.pdf you would need to catch the 6:49 train in Lansdale to arrive in Glenside with plenty of time to get a cup of coffee in the store attached to the station before your 7:45 start time.

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My husband and I are new to the Philadelphia area and have found a great house in Green Lane. We will be going to see the place in person this weekend, but I am wondering what the general area is like and if there is any sort of a "town center" there? If not, where would the nearest commercial area be, Lansdale?

Also, where would the nearest train station be to head to Glenside or Center City? If we were to drive, what traffic and time would be involved (I would need to be in Glenside by 7:45 am, leaving between 6-7 pm)?

Thanks for any input!
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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Green Lane is a tiny little hamlet of maybe a dozen streets. I've only been through there once or twice, so I can't remember what exactly is in the town itself. It's right on top of a fabulous state park, though.

Quakertown and even Allentown might even be closer/easier to get to than Lansdale for shopping, etc.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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Green Lane is a tiny, rural town. There's basically no shopping in town itself, but about 4-5 miles down the road is Pennsburg/East Greenville where you will find some shopping (Walmart Supercenter, CVS pharmacy, Redner's). The closest towns with any real shopping and restaurants would be either Lansdale or Quakertown. Once you know the backroads, you can get to Quakertown within 15 minutes. There is also a train station in Colmar which is about 18 miles from Green Lane.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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We lived in Northeast Philly until moving to Pennsburg, just down the road from Green Lane 8 years ago. Taxes in Pennsburg are reasonable. We LOVE it! Gleside is an easy commute. Just take the NE Extension of the PA Turnpike South take the PA Turnpike fork off to the right that says E to NJ get off at 309. Or take 73 south brings you right down near Abington Hospital. If you commute by car from here you can shop at Trader Joes in Abington!
I only have to go into the office occasionally as I work from home, but I give myself a solid hour& 15 mins to reach the NE airport. Near Rt 1.
To get to Glenside would be just a good solid hour. You will have to check traffice patterns. PA EZ Pass makes taking the turnpike a breeze with the tolls.
Af riend of mine drives from Schwenksville and takes the train into center city 4 days a week she loves the train. She goes down to the next cheaper fare station past Colmar cant think of the name. Check out SEPTA train schedules.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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Green Lane is TOO far to live to commute to Center City. My husband fishes there and it takes him about 20 minutes to get there from our house (the top of Collegeville/bottom of Limerick).

He works in the city, does not take the train, but since he works 7-3:30 he misses most of the major traffic. But it still takes him 45 in the AM, and sometimes over an hour to come home. You'd have to add 30 minutes to that in non-rush hour time. It would probably take you 2 hours each way in rush hour.

P.S. in the AM he leaves at 5:30 for a 7:00 start to leave time for coffee and parking too.



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My husband and I are new to the Philadelphia area and have found a great house in Green Lane. We will be going to see the place in person this weekend, but I am wondering what the general area is like and if there is any sort of a "town center" there? If not, where would the nearest commercial area be, Lansdale?

Also, where would the nearest train station be to head to Glenside or Center City? If we were to drive, what traffic and time would be involved (I would need to be in Glenside by 7:45 am, leaving between 6-7 pm)?

Thanks for any input!
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