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Dave, Both Buyer and Seller in Philadelphia, PA

Any advice on walkable communities in the near Philadelphia suburbs?

Asked by Dave, Philadelphia, PA Mon Feb 25, 2008

Walkable to me means a regional rail line, grocery store, restaurant, park, etc. within a reasonable distance. I would prefer to find a bargain home in a great area over something with extra amenities.

I've done a bit of research and like the Glenside/Jenkintown/Abington area of Montgomery County. But I'd love to learn about other communities in that general vicinity.

Any advice on walkable communities in the near Philadelphia suburbs?

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Other towns in Glenside to consider: Wyndmoor, Erdenhiem, Flourtown.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 11, 2010
If you're willing to look outside Montgomery Co., then I'd recommend Media in DelCo and West Chester in ChesCo. Both have very "towny" feels to them and both are county seats. They are pro-pedestrian & have brick-lined streets with plenty to do. I've lived in or very near both & would highly recommend them.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 13, 2009
Certainly Glenside , especially Keswick Villiage offers the walkable feel you are looking for ( check out my listing at 59 Chelfield Road in Glenside) , and you are on target with Jenkintown. Without traveling to Doylestown, I would say Chestnut Hill and possibly Flourtown would also be good options to consider.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 24, 2009
Conshohocken has all that. In the map link below, you'll find a grocery store at W. Ridge Pike & Butler Pike, restaurants & some shops between 1st and 6th ave on Fayette Street. You can get regional rail at the station at Fayette & Washington St. There are other shops and places to eat scattered around the neighborhood within walking distance. The PA turnpike entrace is about a 2 mile drive. A cab to the airport or center city is probaby about $65.00 so its generally cheaper & easier to take the train.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 2, 2008
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