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Old 03-16-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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My husband's company has transfered our family to PA. After a very successful week and many months of research we have decided on Newtown. However, did not have enough time with this trip to research the different "neighborhoods" or subdividions. We liked the mature plantings and neighborhood feel of Windemere @ Raintree. Does anyone know any more I should keep my eye on or a better part of town I should be looking at. We love the single homes closer to the center of town but they are not in our price range. The townhouse is part of the 5-year plan to make sure things are going to work out and get to know the area. We have 2 young children 5 & 3. Any advice out there?
Krista
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:13 AM
 
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Hi Krista,

I am Charlene and I live in Phoenix, but we just moved here a year ago from Newtown PA. We LOVE Newtown, it is such a great town, and so active with lots of community events going on all year long. We have a beautiful old house right in the middle of the historic district of the Borough, about two blocks from Starbucks on a relatively quiet road. (On the corner of Penn st and Court St.) It is a charming stone house with a very small garden, off street parking, old world history and feel. Charlene

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Old 03-09-2008, 10:16 AM
 
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We lived in Newtown for a few years and we loved it too. We lived in Newtown Grant which has condos, townhomes, and singles. I liked it a lot as I love to walk and it was just ideal for that. And, it is close to the Acme and Goodnoes. (You HAVE to go to Goodnoes for ice cream-sooo good!) And it was just a few minutes away from downtown which is so wonderful.
Good luck. I am sure you will love it there. People are friendly and the area is beautiful. For a nice dinner check out the Brick Hotel-one of my favorites in Newtown. Duck Sauce is also good for Asian food.
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:54 PM
 
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(You HAVE to go to Goodnoes for ice cream-sooo good!)
I think Goodnoes is closed. But Newtown is great, and there are a lot of townhouse communities, good place to start out to test the area. Tyler state park is beautiful and the Council Rock School District is rated highly. There are wonderful private school in the area as well.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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I too visited Newtown, PA a week ago looking for a place to live pending our move from Virginia. We are looking for housing in the $600,000 range. Any suggestions in neighborhoods or subdivisions that are nice?
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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Newtown is great, the schools are great, and the borough is really cute. It is a great place to live, so much to do, family activities, wonderful people. We miss it so much since we moved to Arizona. Goodnoes is closed, and so is the Acme grocery store, but lots of new great stores to take their places. Try Zebra striped Tail for the best milkshakes in town!! The subdivisions all around Newtown are beautiful, but I prefer the borough. it is so quaint, pretty, and you can walk everywhere! Good luck to you !
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:57 PM
 
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What do you mean by "the borough" as opposed to Newtown?
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Hi,
Many of the towns in the upper east coast have a central old old part that they call the borough. They are strictly controlled by their Historic Societies so that the architecture remains true to their era. The borough of Newtown has a main street called State Street and then spans out for about 4 blocks in all directions. On State Street there are lots of cute shops, restuarants/bars, coffee shops, even an old timey cinema that plays one movie at a time (but a popular one), There are old white cherry trees lining the roads and old lampposts. It is really cute. The surrounding streets are filled with old homes ranging in age from 100-250 years old. Some big victorians and others stone colonials. It is really a pretty town, and especially nice becuase the town council has allowed lots of restuarants/bars. many of the old boroughs are not allowed to have new businesses move in which is really hurting them. Newtown is bustling and cute. The surrounding subdivisions 2-10 miles around are really nice too, and you get more property. If you have kids a really popular one is newtown Grant. I don;t love it there,but it is great for lots of kids. Good luck. If you want more info call me 480-699-9356.
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:24 PM
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I moved from Philadelphia to Florida many years ago & miss my home town. Anyone new to the area shoudl remember to check out Peddlers Village. It's a quaint shopping area & has a couple inns & restaraunts. My favorite is the **** & Bull & the best place I've stayed in there is the Golden Plough. Pricey but worth it. At Christmas is so beautiful. For anyone looking at housing, try looking outside the standard subdivisons & up around Pineville Rd in Netown. My family owns a gorgeous home on 3 acres & you cannot believe the view. I believe the school district is still Council Rock & my family has gone there since my parents were kids. Good schools and great area to be in. I am looking to move back in the next few years
Ps.... I cannot believe they closed Goodnoes & put in some stupid store! Goodnoes is a landmark. It's been aroudn so long my grnadmother & her sister used to work there before I was born & I'll be 35 in September!
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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Goodnoes CLOSED?! They had the best ice cream. The diner/food was okay, but the ice cream was great. WOnder why it closed....it was always busy. Such a shame!
Acme is closed too? I know there was an old acme, but they had built a new one...it couldn't be more than 5 years old...it closed?! (The only other store then would be Geunardes, however you spell it, and I always thought the new acme gave it a run for its money. Wow...how things change!
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