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Old 07-25-2006, 10:46 AM
 
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You guys are being SO incredibly helpful - thank you all so much!!
I have another question...
is there a site to do like a driving time radius out from the area so I can see what townships to search? I like the idea of looking in Chester co or Montgomery CO... but dont know what cities/townships to search in so that hubby wont have to drive an hour each way to work. Are there nicer-rural areas about 40 minutes away to the west that anyone can suggest??
Thanks again...
I found some nice looking places earlier today in the Wallingford (sp?) school district and also in Ridley which I think you both said were good schools.

I think we are going to try stay farther west from Philly than Villanova is...
so nothing between nova and philly... I think its just easier on my brain that way!!
Thanks again!!
Chrissy
Well, you said Ridley is too expensive. Wallingford is more expensive than Ridley. The rub is that the higher the taxes, the better the school district in nearly every case.

Check out Phoenixville. It's about 40 minutes (depending on 422 traffic) or less from Villanova. The school district isn't the best but it's a decent area.
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Old 07-25-2006, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Newtown Square, PA
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well both montgomery and chester county will usually put you around 45-60 minutes from philly in rush hourridley and wallingford are in delaware cty, nice areas. ridley gives the easiest access to 95 and philly. However the best family area for schools is havertown and it is a very popular spot with relatively good access to philly also. you can check out yahoo maps also a real estate site removed for more on those areas.

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Old 07-27-2006, 08:09 AM
 
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William,
Thank you for the Havertown information!
Another question (if you dont mind...) Pottstown in Montgomery county looks like a very cute area... do you have an opinion on that one? It looks like theres also a potts something in delaware co, but it looks closer to the "bad" areas I "x"ed off of my map.
Thanks again!
Chrissy
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:35 AM
 
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William,
Thank you for the Havertown information!
Another question (if you dont mind...) Pottstown in Montgomery county looks like a very cute area... do you have an opinion on that one? It looks like theres also a potts something in delaware co, but it looks closer to the "bad" areas I "x"ed off of my map.
Thanks again!
Chrissy
I think there was another thread asking about Pottstown...it's not the best area in my experience. Pretty high crime rate, lower income, etc.

I don't know of a Potts in Delaware County.
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:30 AM
 
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Oh, sorry... I was thinking Chester county... pottstown and/or pottsville??
Ill look for that other pottstown thread. Thanks!!
Chrissy
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:38 PM
 
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Pottstown and Pottsville are in very different areas. Pottsville is not commutable to Philly. But they brew great beer there- Yuengling! Pottstown is a old, run down area. Great view of the Limerick Nuclear Power plant, thats about it. Look north of Philly if you can, you might be able to find something in Levittown for around $200k.
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Old 08-07-2006, 07:37 PM
 
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Hey all! We may be moving for hubby to take a job near Villanova...
are there areas where one could find a house with 4br, nice yard, non-falling-apart house for at/under $200K??? I know its a stretch.. Ive seen some historic homes (which I LOVE!) that need some improvements for around $150-$160 in the Lansdowne/Chester Co areas... is this a good place to live or are we looking on the "wrong side of the tracks" for people with a young family??
Thanks!
Just Me- Chrissy

I from the Main Line originally. Havertown is a good value for being on the fringe outside Main Line proper.
Occasionally Ardmore also has less expensive buys.
If you can tolerate a twin house, there are good deals to be found in both locales and they're an easy commute to Villanova area.
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Old 08-11-2006, 05:17 PM
 
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Smile Thanks!!

Sleek...
I appreciate that input. We were out there last weekend and Havertown looks great. I definately see what everyone was saying about Pottstown (ville... whichever it was I went to see north of King of Prussia). Yikes! Then we visited Coatesville... another scary place. However, north of Coatesville by the golf course was beautiful... but they have the same schools and Im afraid the ickiness would seep north in a few years.
I will look in Havertown and Ardmore and see what I can find!
Thanks!
Chrissy
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Old 11-11-2006, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Wayne, PA
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Enviroman and William Shivers: Please, please, please tell me more about Lansdowne. I fear I'm, indeed, being "teased" by the perfect little house for a single woman with animals. Is it truly unpleasant or unsafe? I understand that the school district sucks, and the taxes are high, but I don't have kids and can afford the taxes. For the money, I haven't seen a bigger, better house with a garage and yard!!! Too good to be true? Are there obnoxious teenagers roaming around? Are drugs encroaching north of Baltimore Ave? Do either of you live there? Many thanks, Diamor
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:02 AM
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check out phoenixville
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