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Old 03-21-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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I am considering a job offer to work in Camden NJ, but I obviously have no intention of living there. I actually don't want to live in Jersey. I want to live in PA and as a close to Philly as possible, but not in Philly. What is the nearest philly suburbs to Camden New Jersey? Can you tell me a bit about those places? Aside from that what are your driving (route) options? Are there tolls and if so could you avoid them? What would you pay for your average (3 beds, 2 baths, 1800 plus sq feet) new home? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks in advance?
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:45 AM
 
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Wow nobody can answer any of the questions Il asked? Can somebody at east tell me what the nearest suburbs are and I'll figure put the rest on my own.
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:08 AM
 
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You might try Langhorne or elsewhere in Lower Bucks County. You would have to cross a toll bridge and traffic would be heavy because you would be driving towards center city Philly. Is there any reason you don't want to live in NJ? You would have so many more options there.
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:30 AM
 
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You might try Langhorne or elsewhere in Lower Bucks County. You would have to cross a toll bridge and traffic would be heavy because you would be driving towards center city Philly. Is there any reason you don't want to live in NJ? You would have so many more options there.
Taxes and being extremely close (within 15 minutes) is important to me, but I am open to your suggestions regarding jersey? Out of curiosity why do you say there are so many more options in NJ?
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:54 AM
 
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If you're trying to keep your commute to 15 minutes or so and stay out of Philadelphia you probably need to look in NJ. If you really want to look in PA, your best bet is to look town just south or north of Philadelphia along 95 (Ridley Park, south, and Bensalem, north) though I would think you'd have close to a 1/2 hour commute from those.

If you're set on new construction, it's hard to find closer in to Philadelphia though you may be able to find an occasional single build. As you move away from Camden, some towns to look at are Collingswood, Haddon Township (Westmont), Haddonfield, Cherry Hill within 15 minutes. You will probably need to go as far as Cherry Hill to get a newer house unless you have the budget for a pricey house in Haddonfield.

BTW, if you're in PA, you'll have to cross the Delaware River which means a toll bridge.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:16 AM
 
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There are no PA suburbs within 15 minutes of Camden, and within 30 minutes may be possible but pushing it, especially if you are travelling at peak times. In addition to the places names in the above post, you can look at Elkins Park, but no matter where you go, you are probably going through Philly to get there.

There are many more options in Jersey because, well, Camden is in NJ and you could be within 15 minutes of there without going thru Philly first.
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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There are no PA suburbs within 15 minutes of Camden, and within 30 minutes may be possible but pushing it, especially if you are travelling at peak times. In addition to the pan equal trlaces names in the above post, you can look at Elkins Park, but no matter where you go, you are probably going through Philly to get there.

There are many more options in Jersey because, well, Camden is in NJ and you could be within 15 minutes of there without going thru Philly first.
I guess I am gonna need to go to the NJ forum to inquire about those towns. Ideally I can be within 20 minutes to both work and Philly. I am from New York and I might go nuts if I don't have the amenities of a major city readily accesible. I wonder if property taxes are lower in south NJ? I have more research to do. Thanks for your help everyone
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:17 AM
 
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Actually you may be better off on this forum that the NJ forum since that seems to be more about North Jersey. Some suggestions in South Jersey would be:

Cherry Hill
Collingswood
Mt. Laural
Marlton

Yes, property taxes are high, but you will be saving on travel time and bridge tolls.
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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Actually you may be better off on this forum that the NJ forum since that seems to be more about North Jersey. Some suggestions in South Jersey would be:

Cherry Hill
Collingswood
Mt. Laural
Marlton

Yes, property taxes are high, but you will be saving on travel time and bridge tolls.
Would you happen to know or be able to guess the distance between those places and Camden/Philly on an average day?
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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Collingswood is the closest, maybe ten minutes depending on your location in Camden. There is also a PATCO station there with easy train service into Philly, maybe a 15 minute ride.
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