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Old 06-16-2007, 05:34 PM
Location: Hagerstown, MD
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Hi all,

I moved to be with my military husband from Philadelphia to Hagerstown, MD. We love it here, but since our family is in or near Philly and my eldest son visits his father there, we are considering moving back to the area.

What we love most about Hagerstown is that it is a small city with rural qualities [there is farm land just on the border ] and has all you could need close by [we have MD's first SuperCenter Wal-Mart ] and isn't overcrowded... yet We are looking for the same type of small town, but not too small town feel with homes that aren't horrendously expensive.

We are looking for an area that isn't too congested with traffic, close to major highways and within 50 miles of both NE/NW Philadelphia and Perkiomenville, PA. Since we have 3 kids under 8, schools are important. We also don't want and 'older' home, but it has to have at least 4 bedrooms. I guess the median price would have to be about 250-300k.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:06 AM
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Default The Upper Perk Area

Since you put Perkiomenville why not stay local. You could easily get to NW/NE Philly in under 50 miles and the schools in the Upper Perk Area are great. Your price range is limited but you can still find housing that meets your criteria.

There are a number of homes available in Eastern Berks as well. This puts you a little further out from NE/NW Philly but you can find newer homes in the area.

All the best.
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