looking to move to a nice, affordable area right outside of center city philadelphia, accessable by public transportation

Asked by Marisa Austin, Philadelphia County, PA Tue Dec 6, 2011

my husband and I, and our bun in the oven, need more space for our growing family. We want to move just outside the city, but because my husband works in center city, we need to be close to a train station. We are looking to rent a 2-3 bedroom house, some outside space would be a plus, but we really just need the extra living space at the moment. We have been living in center city for 4.5 years so we would prefer to live somehwere that still have some sort of downtown, some walkability, restaurants, parks..etc.

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Amanda Saund…, Agent, Chestnut Hill, PA
Mon Nov 26, 2012
Chestnut Hill and Mt Airy are neighborhoods that quite a few of my C City Buyers are looking along with Wynnewood and Ardmore in the Main Line.

Amanda J Saunders, MBA
Prudential Fox and Roach
(215) 514-9597
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Bruce Lang, Agent, Philadelphia, PA
Mon Dec 19, 2011
east falls? roxborough? university city?
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Jim O'Rourke, , Philadelphia County, PA
Tue Dec 6, 2011
First take a look at the system map of the various Septa or Patco(NJ) rail stations just outside Philly. Then I would suggest a leisurely road trip during this holiday season to get a feel of the various towns near to these stations. Once you narrow a geographic area, then you can start the process of finding a home that fits your needs and budget.

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Sarah Goulart…, Agent, Plymouth, MA
Tue Dec 6, 2011
I am answering as a non-agent, but have you looked into Chestnut Hill?? I LOVED it there.

You could also try Ardmore or maybe Wayne if you are willing to go that far.
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Tue Dec 6, 2011
Check with local realty offices for available rentals, or work with an agent; check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth, etc.
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