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Old 03-13-2007, 09:18 AM
 
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Our family will be moving to the Philly area this summer. We have 3 kids so schools are important to us and we are pretty flexible about where we can live. My husband's job will require him to travel around between southern NJ, Philly suburbs and over to Pittsburgh. We prefer a newer home and are hoping to spend between $250-$300K. We've been looking around Downingtown and up towards Boyertown. I would love any insight into either of these areas or suggestions on others!!

We have never even visited the state of PA and won't have a chance for another few weeks, and I am anxious to narrow down are search areas.
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Newtown Square, PA
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your price range for a newer home will be tough to match. The areas you have choosen are nice areas with more reasonable prices. you should probably look for a home 10 years old or less
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Malvern, PA
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Exton, which is right next to Downingtown (closer to Philadelphia) is a great area too. There are homes in your price range. Have you considered a townhome? or are you looking for a single family home?
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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I would suggest the Downingtown/Exton/West Chester area. Great schools and with the housing glut you could find a very nice house for $300K. West Chester being closer to the main core of the region will be more expensive, then Exton , Downingtown area will be your best bargain but they have excellent schools. Nice area you should enjoy it.
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:43 PM
 
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I Just Moved To Montgomery Co. Abington School District Is Very Nice. And Closer To Philly Then Downingtown/west Chester. Also, Consider Moving To South Jersey If You Want A Newer Home. You Will Be Closer To Philly, Easy Access To The New Jersey State Aquarium, Philadelphia Zoo And The New Jersey Turnpike To Go Straight To The Shore. You Can Get More Bang For Your Buck In South Jersey. Newer Homes, More Square Footage And Land. Not Sure About Property Taxes But The Schools Are Good. Cherry Hill Is Good But I Don't Know What Schools Are The Best In South Jersey.
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