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Old 07-17-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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Just a quick footnote: We've been in our place for a couple of weeks now, but we've been in Newtown for about month (we stayed in temp lodgings in Newtown Borough - very cute!). We really love Newtown Grant. Our kids have already made friends, which was an important factor for us, and our neighbors are really nice, friendly, etc. I am setting up shop in Yardley, though, because it seems to be near major shopping and seems to be more convenient re: roads, etc. The perfect place would be Newtown Grant located in Yardley In previous places we've lived, we've always been very close to major roads so still getting used to traveling small roads everywhere. I am getting used to not being a few minutes from Walmart or Target A quick comment on ethnic diversity - I agree, haven't seen many African-Americans in Newtown, but lots of Asians (relatively speaking) in Newtown Grant. I am Asian and my husband is Caucasian so it was a nice surprise for us. Was able to enroll my daughter in a Chinese language class through the township. So far, we really love it here. Thanks for everyone's very helpful input.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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That's great to hear that there are some Asians. My husband and I are white as are two of our children. Our other child is Chinese, adopted from China. We live in the DC area now where our elementary school is over 20% Asian. And then there are blacks, Hispanics, Middle-Easterners, and other non-white children. So my daughter sees people of all ethnicities around her. We are considering moving to Bucks or Montgomery County and the lack of non-whites worries me and how my children will grow up to appreciate other ethnicities and cultures and especially how my Asian daughter will fit in. I am pleased to hear that you have encountered other Asians. We are spoiled in the DC area with so many cultures represented.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:12 AM
 
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Just wanted to thank the previous poster for her sincere comments about Yardley and Newtown. We will be moving once our home sells. We were considering Newtown, but now I think I will be looking more closely at Yardley. Also if anyone has any input on Langhorne, I would greatly appreciate it. I can't wait to leave NJ with the cigar puffing, hummer driving, keep up with the Jones, etc., mentality. (let's spend money we don't have) No offense to anyone in NJ, but life is too short for material possesions.(sp?)
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