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Old 07-23-2009, 06:04 AM
 
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Hi,

I am moving to Philly with my wife. We just got married and want to start a new life. I was born and raised in NYC, and we´re both from big city cultures, but we´d like to move right on the outskirts of Philly (or even in the city) with the following requirements -

1. New home (condo) development, like the Kingston Homes on Castor Ave.
2. If not, a new home outside of a condo development
3. 10 minutes to Center City max. If its a nearby town, great.
4. A decent downtown area if its outside of Philly

Do you guys have any good suggestions??

Thanks!
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Philly
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kingston homes looks nice. right on the highway and near the el plus the richmond/girard trolley.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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Unless you are in Camden, to be within 10 minutes of Center City means you will be in the city, not close to the outskirts. There is plenty of new and recent construction, but without knowing your price range, it's pretty hard to make any suggestions.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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Try the Lumberyard Condos in Collingswood. Its about 10 min. via rail to Center City and has an excellent downtown.
The Lumberyard Condominiums - Collingswood NJ (http://www.lumberyardcondos.com/index_content.html - broken link)

Collingswood | Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i highly reccomend south jersey as well...collingswood, or mt laurel. parts of PA
ar nice too. jenkintown looked pretty nice...

but if you want anything that resembles a ny suburb, live in philly.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Yardley PA
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I second either south jersey, or staying close to center city which really would be staying within Philadelphia outself and ending up in the Northern Liberties area near Girard. There are some VERY nice new construction homes in northern liberties.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:56 PM
 
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Try Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill Bala Cynwyd areas. It's 20 minutes or more but the homes and neighborhoods are quite beautiful and diverse and more reasonable than trying to find a place under 10 minutes away that isn't actually in the city. Anything else will be a questionable neighborhood or a bunch of rowhomes in north, west or South Philly. Access to the city is quite easy as well when you learn the side roads and drives.

Otherwise the Art Museum area is the closest you'll get if you don't mind overpriced rowhouses, busy trendy neighborhoods and cramped street parking.

Also consider Cherry Hill or Marlton, NJ just across the bridge.
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:46 AM
 
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Thanks for your input, guys. My price range is from 100000 to 250000
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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One more question - How big are you looking for? I have some ideas I want to send your way but need to know # bedrooms required and square footage.. A lot of the newer condos in the city are kind of tiny!
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:30 AM
 
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Hi ooodsie,

I´m looking for 1500 sq ft and up, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I´d prefer it be a townhome very close to the city, without that city feel. Can´t be a total dead street though , supermarkets, pharmacies, and all that stuff need to be within walking distance. Preferably also between new to 5 years old, max. The plan is for both of us to commute easily to work every day.

Thanks!
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