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Old 12-29-2018, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Bensalem Pa
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thank you! atleast i am not the only one who notices the W.T. in the area.
My apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but I like to call Levittown the dead end cul-de-sac of the PA suburbs - to me it feels very insular and old school for being so close to Philly, like a chunk of Appalachia was dropped near Philadelphia. It's hard to fit in if you weren't born and raised here - my wife was born and raised down this way and has never been to King of Prussia mall or Valley Forge Park, for instance. It's like a time warp here for real - even when you get east of the Bensalem exit on the PA turnpike, it narrows to just 2 lanes each way even though you're in an inner ring suburb still. It's truly an island unto itself around here
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Old 12-29-2018, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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My apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but I like to call Levittown the dead end cul-de-sac of the PA suburbs - to me it feels very insular and old school for being so close to Philly, like a chunk of Appalachia was dropped near Philadelphia. It's hard to fit in if you weren't born and raised here - my wife was born and raised down this way and has never been to King of Prussia mall or Valley Forge Park, for instance. It's like a time warp here for real - even when you get east of the Bensalem exit on the PA turnpike, it narrows to just 2 lanes each way even though you're in an inner ring suburb still. It's truly an island unto itself around here
What narrows to 2 lanes each way? The Pennsylvania Turnpike?

I think it's now only 2 lanes in each direction between that exit and where I-95 now joins it. However, the Turnpike Bridge over the Delaware remains four lanes.

As for the rest of your post: So you've married into that peculiar insularity certain Philadelphians display as though it were a badge of honor. Some old-time Northeast Philly residents have similar attitudes wrt heading into Center City, and this puzzles the he** out of me.
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Old 12-29-2018, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Bensalem Pa
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What narrows to 2 lanes each way? The Pennsylvania Turnpike?

I think it's now only 2 lanes in each direction between that exit and where I-95 now joins it. However, the Turnpike Bridge over the Delaware remains four lanes.

As for the rest of your post: So you've married into that peculiar insularity certain Philadelphians display as though it were a badge of honor. Some old-time Northeast Philly residents have similar attitudes wrt heading into Center City, and this puzzles the he** out of me.
Glad I'm not the only one who notices this- it almost amuses me to be honest. I grew up in upper Bucks County and my friends and I traveled all over the Philly burbs and into the city at least 3-4 times a year. And I know its not always necessarily a generational thing as my wife is 6 years younger than me (she's 23)
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