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Old 09-14-2008, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by rainrock View Post
I'm glad you moved to Bucks County and are enjoying it and continued success but I have to take exception to your comment that Bucks County is becoming a bedroom community of NYC. That simply is not the case.There may be a sprinkling of New Yorkers to Bucks but it is a very very small percentage, like 1%.

Bucks County is a Philadelphia area anchor, in no way, shape, or form is it or will it be associated with NYC.More people from New Castle DE. moved to Bucks County than moved from NYC.

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Counties People

Philadelphia, PA 31,698
Montgomery, PA 27,668
Mercer, NJ 6,927
Burlington, NJ 2,600
Delaware, PA 2,472
Middlesex, NJ 2,232
Chester, PA 2,115
Lehigh, PA 1,979
Hunterdon, NJ 1,571
Camden, NJ 1,300
Northampton, PA 1,241
Somerset, NJ 1,240
Berks, PA 848
New Castle, DE 826
Monmouth, NJ 762
New York, NY 760
Kings, NY 718
A lot of New Yorkers move to New Jersey first, and then out of it, since the prices have become comparable to NYC prices, however, I am not impressed with the list about, since there is a possibility that most of them are previous NY residents that moved from NJ. You cannot escape us, we are tooooooo many!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by sam23 View Post
I would assume New Yorkers are also hearing all the negatives about New Jersey (high taxes, corrupt politicians, dilapidated cities), considering they are in the same Metro-media market. When it comes time to move, they think I'll just skip Jersey and head into PA, which is still a reasonable commute for work....
Many NYers are going now to Delaware, because taxes are better than Pa., they tell me.
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:03 PM
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You'll know there is a critical mass of NYers in Bucks county when all the locals start moving elsewhere...
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:03 AM
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I am from NY originally but found my way to bucks county after living in the south. This area is GREAT. I work in Philly and wouldn't want to commute to NY every day but its an easy trip once every other week or so. The people here are friendly and as a NYer I have found it an easy place to settle, compared to other parts of the country that are not as welcoming to NYers
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:36 PM
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Truth is there has always been a Bucks to NY link...it's just not that far between the two places. I tended bar at an upscale New Hope restaurant in the early 70's, and on some Friday and Saturday nights it seemed like half the people having fun in the joint were from New York. They were our best customers...they knew how to have fun, and they were great tippers.
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