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Old 03-06-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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I live in Huntingdon Valley and I love it. I moved there from NE Philly last June. HV is actually made up of parts of 3 townships...Abington, Lower Moreland and Upper Moreland. I live in the Upper Moreland part, which means that my address is HV, and I am part of the HV post office, but my school taxes go to Upper Moreland, and that is the school district that my kids go to. Very low crime here. If you read the police news in the local paper, it's mostly people who have been arrested for DUI and minor incidents, like public drunkeness walking down the street...no heavy duty stuff. Try googling Mason's Mill Park. That is the huge park in Upper Moreland. If you want kid friendly, that's where you want to be.

Somerton is too congested, and I wouldn't recommend it, especially if you aren't working in the city, because you'd be hit with the city taxes, and the current mayor is really cutting back on city services.

Good luck on your move.
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Thanks bambiying! We're definitely leaning towards the HV house; glad to hear you've enjoyed the area!
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Default Update and Thanks!

I just wanted to follow-up on our progress in relocating:

My s.o. was in Philly this weekend and fell in love with a house in Hatboro, as well as the neighborhood in general. So it looks like we are ready to come back east!!

I wanted to thank everyone who has given us feedback - much of it was dead-on and I understand even the critical feedback better now that we've seen the area more closely. We do really appreciate everyone's input.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:57 AM
 
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Great East! Welcome to Hatboro!! You'll love it here!
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Aw, thanks AJSKI! We're so excited - the town reminds us so much of where my husband grew up on LI with the main street area! We can't wait to get there
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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I grew up in Wyndmoor and would be happy to answer more specific questions.

Basically, I love it, and I hope to someday own my parents' current house. The area is very safe, and there are always dog walkers out and children playing all over the place. When I was living at home during grad school, my favorite thing was walking home from the train station and turning off Willow Grove onto Ardmore Avenue and going until the children's voices were louder than the cars.

Most (but not all) of Wyndmoor is within walking distance of R7 stations and shopping on Germantown Avenue. If you have children, the Springfield Township publics schools are solid, and you're within a few miles of several elite private schools in MontCo and Philadelphia. Add in lower suburban taxes, and I can't think of a better place to settle longterm.

Edit: Oops, didn't read the second page! Hatboro is nice too, congrats and welcome!
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