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Old 01-15-2007, 07:56 PM
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Got a great suggestion for an Italian market: Sam's Italian Market in Willow Grove. It's not far from Ambler, if that is the area you settle in. We now live at the Jersey Shore, and when we visit friends in the area, we stop at Sam's Market and STOCK UP! It is a third generation family owned market, and the first generation really is from Italy.

They bake their own bread there (nice crusty European bread with some tooth to it), as well as tomato pie, homemade ravioli, sauce and meatballs. Lots of Italian imports (I get my espresso there). Oh and the olive oils... Just walk in there and breeeeeeeeathe ~ the smell is fantastic!!

We were in Rome in fall of '05, and had a great time in the markets and shops. There was more than one occasion when my DH and I remarked "Smells just like 'Sam's!"
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:56 AM
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Default Some great places a family

I grew up in Flourtown, now live in Washington, DC, but still have family back home...looking at the area from a distance now, I think you are headed to a great place to live!

For public schools, I suggest Upper Dublin School district and the Springfield school district. There are many good catholic parish primary schools in and around the areas close to Ambler - Ambler Catholic, St. Genevieve in Flourtown, as well as private catholic primary schools - Gwynned Mercy (run by the Sisters of Mercy) and Norwood Academy (run by the Sisters of St. Joseph). As for high schools (grade 9-12, ages 14-18), the co-educational schools like Bishop McDevitt are very good. There are several private high schools, most are boys or girls-only: Gwynned Mercy is all-girls in high school, Mt. St. Joseph Academy in Flourtown is all-girls; LaSalle High School, all-boys and run by the de LaSalle Christian Brothers is nearby, and some students travel into the city for an all-boys Jesuit high school, St. Joseph's Prep.

My recommended towns: another posting mentioned Ambler, yes! It is growing and changing in a great way. It has a cute downtown with shops, restaurants and a small theater! Flourtown and nearby Erdenheim are great places for families, with lots of neighborhoods with children. A good public elementary and catholic school, a farmers market, playing fields, two swim clubs, a nine-hole golf course, a state park, and a nice park with a pond where they have community events in the summer. There is a Starbucks, too! You are close to the Philadelphia neighborhood of Chestnut Hill that has a main street with shops (cheese shop, bakeries, clothing stores, restaurants, florists, farmers market)

Best of luck with your move.
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