U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 05-30-2008, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
548 posts, read 1,835,315 times
Reputation: 115

Advertisements

I've been looking at several burbs on the SW corridor -- Media, Wallingford, West Chester further out, etc. -- but while I really like these areas, the only places in my price range ($200-$240k) seem to be major fixer-uppers or townhomes (not my preference).

What other towns right around there offer good schools and a neighborhood where my and my young family (20-month old) will be safe and happy?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-30-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
282 posts, read 778,724 times
Reputation: 115
If you go a little further out on the Rte 1 corridor (past Kennett Square), prices start to drop pretty sharply. Meaning - your dollar goes quite a bit further. Southern Chester county has quite a bit.

It does add on to your commute, but that's a trade-off you will need to evaluate.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-30-2008, 09:29 PM
 
1,623 posts, read 5,965,113 times
Reputation: 449
Try Springfield, Broomall and Havertown, you should be to find a small single or twin in one of those areas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-31-2008, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
548 posts, read 1,835,315 times
Reputation: 115
Quote:
Originally Posted by orrmobl View Post
Try Springfield, Broomall and Havertown, you should be to find a small single or twin in one of those areas.
how are the schools in these areas?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-31-2008, 09:21 AM
 
1,623 posts, read 5,965,113 times
Reputation: 449
Haverford is the best of the 3 - Ranked 52 out of 500 school districts in PA
Then Marple Newtown (Broomall/Newtown Square) 62 out of 500
Then Springfield - 89 out of 500


All within the top 20%...so I would say pretty darn good...the next higher in Delco is Rose Tree Media at 21...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-02-2008, 09:56 AM
 
271 posts, read 1,306,275 times
Reputation: 93
The schools in all those areas will be fine, esp. for a motivated child with supportive parents!
Good luck in your search.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top