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Old 04-23-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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My husband has job prospect at Jeanes Hospital and I need some help with where to live. Good public schools are very important and he doesn't want to commute more than 30-40 minutes. We have to rent to begin with and we would love to rent a house or something with a little bit of a yard. One of the things I love about Philly is the old school feel and I would love to live in a neighborhood with that feeling. We are from Cleveland, and currently living in Roanoke, VA and I need to get back to the city! Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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My husband has job prospect at Jeanes Hospital and I need some help with where to live. Good public schools are very important and he doesn't want to commute more than 30-40 minutes. We have to rent to begin with and we would love to rent a house or something with a little bit of a yard. One of the things I love about Philly is the old school feel and I would love to live in a neighborhood with that feeling. We are from Cleveland, and currently living in Roanoke, VA and I need to get back to the city! Any info would be greatly appreciated!
If you're okay with the Philadelphia Public School system then consider the Fox Chase neighborhood, which is where the hospital is located.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:10 PM
 
Location: LI,NY
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Fox Chase as I remember was a pretty decent area but it will be the Philadelphia school district which isn't all that bad. Fox Chase is very close to the Montgomery County border and if your husband is willing to commute 40min then check out some areas like Abington. They have a very good school district.
For the best school information, check out schoolmatters.com and greatschools.net Good luck and keep asking questions
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:59 AM
 
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My husband has job prospect at Jeanes Hospital and I need some help with where to live. Good public schools are very important and he doesn't want to commute more than 30-40 minutes. We have to rent to begin with and we would love to rent a house or something with a little bit of a yard. One of the things I love about Philly is the old school feel and I would love to live in a neighborhood with that feeling. We are from Cleveland, and currently living in Roanoke, VA and I need to get back to the city! Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Live in NJ, better public schools, better access to Philly. Look in Collingswood, Haddon Twp, Haddonfield (best schools in region, expensive!), Voorhees, Cherry Hill.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:26 AM
 
Location: DC
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Look in Jenkintown, Wyncote, Abington, or Glenside. Maybe even Huntington Valley. You should easily get your 30-40 minute commute (or even closer to 20).

One issue with NJ is you'll probably be looking at a longer commute to Jeanes. Without traffic, most (or all) of those towns are already hitting 30+ minutes. Vorhees is at least 40 minutes away, without traffic.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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Live in NJ, better public schools, better access to Philly. Look in Collingswood, Haddon Twp, Haddonfield (best schools in region, expensive!), Voorhees, Cherry Hill.
If the OP were working in Center City, those NJ towns would be a viable option. However, since the employer is in NE Philly, the access is not so good from where you're suggesting.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:04 AM
 
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Oops, I didn't read juniperbleu's comments. Sorry for the repeat.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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Don't live in the city if you are going to send your kids to public school. I'm a teacher there, and they are horrible. The townships adjacent to Phila right at Jeanes are Cheltenham and Abington. Both nice, but taxes are horrendous in Chelt. In addition to Abington proper, there are also the "towns" of Jenkintown and Glenside. Both lovely also. Jenkintown has it's own teeny school district, and Glenside is actually comprised of parts of both Chelt. and Abington, so school depends on which side you are on. Further north are Lower Moreland and Upper Moreland, both good, Lower more good than Upper, but parts of Upper are great (that's where I live, in the Huntingdon Valley part.) I'd take a look at all of those places to start. Easy commutes and good schools all around.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Yardley PA
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If she's willing to commute 30-40 minutes than the towns like Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Collingswood are definitely in her time frame.. My fiance lives in Haddon Heights and I live right outside of NE Philly and it's 30 minutes. So she can definitely live in S Jersey and commute to Jeanes hospital and be within her timeframe still.
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