U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-24-2011, 08:00 PM
 
Location: New York City
6,227 posts, read 5,562,899 times
Reputation: 3325

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by CYL7186 View Post
aston, upper darby & drexel hill you should definitely stay away from; especially if you have a one year old. Aston isn't as bad but Upper Darby & Drexel Hill can get pretty shady.

As other users mentioned Media is decent, though the school district isn't great. I grew up in Garnet Valley and think it's still a great area; the class sizes have grown a lot but there is a huge wait-list for teachers in this school district which I think says something. There are tons of new homes in this area; I agree with what orrmobl said.

The traffic near Media and Springfield is a nightmare, though in the Garnet Valley, Chadds Ford areas it's a bit better (Chadds Ford stretches over both Garnet Valley and Chadds Ford-Unionville School Districts). If you are looking for a job as a financial analyst you should have no problem, especially in Wilmington; the commute from the Garnet Valley/Chadds Ford area to Wilmington is a breeze.

I'd definitely also suggest West Chester area. Not as many new homes, but there are a lot of new apartment homes (townhome type; they're huge) and big older houses. West Chester also has a small 'town' but it's got a university there so you may want to live further out into the suburbs to avoid the college crowd. It's a short drive to Wilmington, though a hike to Philly.

Ummm Aston is nothing like Upper Darby. You obviously have never been there, because it is a growing township, and has a lot of very nice new developments throughout it, as well as new store. Parts of Aston are older, but much much better than Upper DArby.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-24-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista
2,472 posts, read 3,486,213 times
Reputation: 2202
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpomp View Post
Ummm Aston is nothing like Upper Darby. You obviously have never been there, because it is a growing township, and has a lot of very nice new developments throughout it, as well as new store. Parts of Aston are older, but much much better than Upper DArby.
haha you're def right.... but you dug up this old thread to say that because...?

just overflowing with civic pride aren't we?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-24-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
4,614 posts, read 6,271,014 times
Reputation: 7809
Wow, I keep reading threads tonight that are a couple years old....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2011, 05:49 AM
 
Location: New York City
6,227 posts, read 5,562,899 times
Reputation: 3325
I know, I saw that this thread was from a year ago, I just wanted to make a correction, because I knew someone would see it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-27-2011, 11:30 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
4,614 posts, read 6,271,014 times
Reputation: 7809
I can't help but think the poster was mistaken when he/she said to stay away from Aston.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top