What a great question! I raised two kids, middle school & high school, in the Lower Merion School District just outside of the city and it was a wonderful experience all around.
We had a home in Narberth, (zip is 19072) where rentals do not abound but most certainly do exist. It has a small town feel, on the regional rail you can be in the city in 15 -20 minutes, and it is super family friendly. Great town center. Off the beaten path, yards, gardens, theater, sewing shop, parks, library, kids sports, kids bookstore, great little houses and some apartments too. Near lots of great "bigger" stuff but perfectly tucked away.
Education was a driver for me as a mom, and I was really looking for a community that was a bit more diverse for our family, but being super close to the city was a must.
Additional options in the same strong school district are Ardmore, and Penn Wynne - which is so lovely and can be very affordable as well. Penn Wynne has a wonderful atmosphere for kids and is less town like but has awesome community.
Please take a few hours on a Saturday afternoon and walk the areas and get a feel for them.
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These are all such important concerns. Good for you for asking!
There are numerous options in Montgomery and Delaware Counties that fit your description. "The City" is really big, so it depends on whether being west or south would be more convenient. I'd need to know the destination, but public transportation is easier than driving if Center City is your daily destination.
I am extremely familiar with a variety of options that fit your description. If you'd like to chat, email with some details about the price range, square footage, style etc. that you have in mind. I'll pull some thoughtful suggestions for you right away.
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I'd be happy to discuss some of your questions with you, offline, regarding areas that may be of interest to you. We, as realtors, cannot get into school district steering, but I can provide you with some websites to do the proper research regarding that. To answer most of your questions, I need a little more detail about where you/spouse would be working, etc. and can make you aware of some areas to consider for your rental. Look forward to hearing from you.
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