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Old 03-17-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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I work in Princeton and my fiance is going to be working at a port in Philly.. we were thinking of moving to Yardley..
What would the commute be like from Yardley to Philadelphia ??

Also any tips on what Yardley is like?

Thank You & Happy St. Pats!
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Yardley PA
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Oooh my specialty!
You will be taking I-95 in the morning which can get a little trafficky once you enter the city (not up in Bucks though) - the normal traffic starts as early as Academy Rd in NE Phila and goes to about Girard. You'll get stuck in that few mile stretch for a little longer than normal but other than that you won't expierence drastic traffic, just normal rush hour stuff. In the mornings when I leave Yardley to go to Center City I typically allow for 45 minutes-60 at the MOST. Without traffic though it's a straight shot and about a half hour max. Yardley is great because depending on which part you live in you have not one but two entrances to I-95 (Newtown/Yardley exit and also the Yardley/New Hope exit 2 more miles up).

Yardley is a great community.. Pennsbury schools if you care about schools (which are very good), downtown yardley is the borough which consists of Lake Afton, Afton Ave and all of Main Street. There are cute shops and it's very traditional looking. The rest of Yardley/Lower Makefield Township is a little more developed, but there are also some clumps of older neighborhoods as well. You're also right off the Delaware River and River Rd which is a nice scenic drive up through New Hope.

Hope this helps!
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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We have lived in Yardley the past two years, and find it an idyllic place to live. No down sides...the taxes are a bit higher but you get great services from the borough. Since we are right off 95 we can make the airport in 40 min when traffic is light. If you can leave early for your weekday commute it is not bad. Coming home is fine since traffic leaving the city is staggered in PM.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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Yardley is a great place, convenient to both Princeton and Philly, extremely good schoos. The only problem is that it is very, very, very expensive. I would even go as far as to say it's the most expensive part of Bucks County.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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Yardley is relatively expensive, but the good news is that you can find literally every type of housing in the borough, so you can find something in your budget. The taxes are relatively high for PA, but still less than most areas in NJ.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Yardley PA
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Keep in mind, Yardley does not have the 1% wage tax that the other towns in the area have, so the higher school taxes aren't that bad in comparison since you're not paying that extra 1%.. Evens it out a little.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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Yardley is a great place, convenient to both Princeton and Philly, extremely good schoos. The only problem is that it is very, very, very expensive. I would even go as far as to say it's the most expensive part of Bucks County.
Nah, Newtown and New Hope are pricier but Yardley is right up there.
And worth every penny.

My ONLY gripe with Yardley is its just far enough out of Philly that you won't take advantage of the culture/arts philly offers. It's a bit isolated in that regard. I find Main line residents utlilze the city far more than Bucks residents do.
Oh .. and I hate the starbucks on the main corner.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: South Philly
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Will he be working at the South Philly terminals or up in Tioga?

South Philly can be an extra 15-20 minutes from Yardley depending on traffic when compared to Tioga.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Yardley PA
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Guys, this post was from March, I am sure they found somewhere by now
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