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What to find good school zip codes?

Perhaps moving to Philly area for job downtown at Comcast.  Would need a house/condo/apartment that isn't too far away, but has access to good / safe schools.  Where should I be looking?  Pennsylvania?  New Jersey?
  • October 01 2013 - Philadelphia
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Hi Skywalkr2:

I know of many Main Line real estate buyers who work for Comcast and commute downtown from the Philadelphia Main Line. I sold a home in Bryn Mawr, Radnor Township in December to a Comcast employee.

The Main Line has more than one highly rated public school district and many great private schools. Here are some links where you can find Main Line school information on the web.

Main Line School Information Web Sites. Below are links to both the school district sites and the Pennsylvania Department of Education Academic Achievement Report 2010-2011 sites for three highly ranked Main Line School Districts located in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

Tredyffrin - Easttown

http://paayp.emetric.net/District/SchoolList/c15/124157802

http://www.tesd.k12.pa.us/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

Lower Merion

http://paayp.emetric.net/District/SchoolList/c46/123464502

http://www.lmsd.org/

Radnor

http://paayp.emetric.net/District/SchoolList/c23/125237603

http://www.rtsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

  • October 27 2013
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There are lots of great places to live in the Philadelphia area on both sides of the Ben Franklin.  I worked in Center City and lived in Marlton.  There is a high speed train from that part of New Jersey along the route 70 corridor.

You should first figure out how much you can spend on housing.  That market may be very different from what you are accustomed to.  Once you know your budget you can focus on areas which meet your needs.

Unfortunately as Realtors "good" and "safe" are not permitted in our vocabulary.  I can tell you areas I personally like.  I cannot say I like it because it's safe.

If you are willing to drive in heavy traffic every morning you could look further south in NJ towards Salem Township.  It is a more rural community across the river from Wilmington.
  • October 07 2013
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