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Old 04-13-2007, 08:44 PM
 
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Hi - like Silverspringer, I'm considering moving from the DC area to the Philly area along with my new wife and our 3 kids this summer after we get married. I am currently a self-employed consultant and work at home but may want to get a "real job" again in high-tech. We love Moorestown and Haddonfield on the NJ side, are not afraid of the property taxes, and have family reasons (as NJ natives ourselves) to live on that side.

My question is - if I were to find employment in Conshohocken, Newtown Square, or the other "tech towns" on the west side of Philly, what would the commute be like?
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Old 04-14-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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Start stocking up on the advil.

I-76 is a parking lot in both directions from Camden to King of Prussia.

You could take I-95 south past the airport to 476 (Blue Route) to KOP,West Chester, Conshohocken but this route still has its bottlenecks. The merges from 95 and 476 in Ridley park area are a disaster.


It can be done but its not an easy daily commute. 75-90 minute commute in rush hour if there are no accidents/breakdowns which is pretty rare.
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:24 PM
 
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You are talking about the commute from he**. Are there "tech" towns in NJ you can consider?
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Old 04-14-2007, 01:17 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice. Like I said, I currently work from home, so I have the commute from heaven, it's just that the vast majority of companies where I would consider taking a "wage slave" job are on the west side of Philly. There are plenty of other options on the NJ side, so I'll either continue doing what I'm doing (which offers great lifestyle, as much money as I used to make in a real job, zero-minute commute and ability to work in my slippers) or I'll re-invent myself for the 5th time and find a new industry to work in.

First priority is to live where we will be happy. Thanks again.
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