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Old 06-06-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I was thinking Abington was the neighborhood I was going to end up, but now it looks like my job will be in King of Prussia instead of downtown.

So... where should I be looking for a city/town:

-- with good schools
-- decent commute to KOP area
-- Single family housing for $180-$240k for decent house (I don't need 3,000 Sq Ft, but at least 1200 or so)
-- property taxes maybe between $3-$4k
-- a nice, walkable downtown would be great

Any suggestions?
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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That's an awfully low price range to be looking for. You might find a twin in the Norristown School District for that price. Unfortunately, that's not a very good school district. You could also look into Bridgeport, where you might be able to find a twin or a rowhome for that price. Bridgeport is part of the Upper Merion School District, which is pretty good. Do a search for these towns, as they are all relatively close to KOP and are in good school districts:

Bridgeport
King of Prussia
Conshohocken
Plymouth Meeting
Blue Bell
Lafayette Hill
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Heres a real estate link that might help you.

I put together a few towns surrounding King of Prussia under $240k.200 housing possibilties townshomes/single family/twins etc.

KOP is part of Upper merion Township so you might want to look into info concerning Upper merion.

Good luck.

Weichert.com : Buying : PA : Montgomery County : Real Estate Search Results
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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thanks for the info.

any other suggestions on towns? I'm open to towns a little further away if it's giving me what I'm looking for.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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West Chester might be your best for walkable town but you are probably looking at a ,twin or duplex. West Goshen might have a few older single family homes in your price range, only 5 minutes from downtown West Chester.

Downingtown/Exton/Chester Springs are a couple more options but I dont think you want to go much farther than that with $4-$5 gas. Given the housing situation you might be able to find a bargain and get a fairly new carriage house or townhouse out in beautiful Chester Springs.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania real estate. Homes for sale in Chester Springs, PA
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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Collegeville was recently designated "best bang for the school buck" by a real estate web site...I would suggest you look there as well...
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:41 AM
 
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You could also try the Broomall/Newtown Sq. area in Delco. No walkable town area & a bit more of a commute, but you might find more home options in your price range. Schools are good.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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I think I had mentioned Springfield, Delco a while ago...but I'll mention it again...you could get a decent house for the money and the schools are good....
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