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Old 08-14-2007, 10:45 PM
Location: Delray Beach
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Originally Posted by Mphblues View Post
Public transportation is the only way to go once you get into Philly. I lived in Collingswood NJ and grew up in South Philly. we moved to Jersey to get out of the city and took the speedline right over the Ben Franklin bridge into downtown Philly where you could route onto any of the other trains or walk or bus it. It was always very easy to commute. The speedline in Collingswood has a huge parking area and a nice terminal for safe travel to and from work in Philly. The schools are very good and you have a beautiful river and lakes nearby for bike riding or just a day out. in the center of town there is a huge park ( Nights Park) . Victorian style houses are the biggest and first thing you'll notice in this area. Worth a look.. . If you like to bike ride, this is a great place also. The Cooper River offers a bike trail that will make anyone happy and is right in Collingswood. I loved living there.
one of my good friends lives in collingswood with his wife...they have nothing but praises for that area as well. he also works in center city and takes the speedline every day...he's never had a problem
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:56 AM
Location: South Carolina
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Thanks for all the responses! Unfortunately public transportation wouldn't be an option as my husband would need his car for his job. I did visit the Philly area a few weeks ago and loved Doylestown. Didn't get a chance to check out Newtown or Yardley or New Hope but was thinking of looking into all those. Are we talking well over an hour commute into Center city Philly? Thanks again to everyone,
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Old 08-24-2007, 10:58 AM
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Default Doylestown to Phila. an hour at least

I'd say. I have a co-worker who is from Doylestown area. He frequently wishes he were a bit closer because there is just no good way to get into town..by car. Rt. 309 is going through a major reconstruction...so that doesn't help.
And our place of employment is on the western edge of Phila...not even in CC so I don't know how long it would take him to get downtown. Probably more than an hr. commute.
Good luck with your search!
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