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Sat May 18, 2019, 12:38 PM

Thinking of retiring in eastern Penn. Got any libruls there??

I'd like a place that's an hour+ away from some city culture when I want it, but I don't care if it's Phili or otherwise...

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Reply Thinking of retiring in eastern Penn. Got any libruls there?? (Original post)
lindysalsagal May 2019 OP
no_hypocrisy May 2019 #1
lindysalsagal May 2019 #5
DFW May 2019 #2
mahina May 2019 #3
Glassunion May 2019 #4
lindysalsagal May 2019 #6
3Hotdogs May 2019 #7
lindysalsagal May 2019 #8
3Hotdogs May 2019 #11
Freddie May 2019 #12
lindysalsagal May 2019 #14
BigmanPigman May 2019 #9
lindysalsagal May 2019 #15
rownesheck May 2019 #10
Freddie May 2019 #13
lindysalsagal May 2019 #16
DeminPennswoods May 2019 #17
meow2u3 May 2019 #18
lindysalsagal May 2019 #19

Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 12:43 PM

1. Philly or close to it. WestChester perhaps.

My friend has a freethought society in that area.

https://freethoughtsociety.wordpress.com/about/

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Sat May 18, 2019, 02:11 PM

5. THAT's a selling point for me. Thanks. I'm leaning toward renting a house near allentown.

I don't need a job....

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 01:02 PM

2. I went to college in Philadelphia

One of my confirmed Democratic classmates is on the Coatesville area, but I know someone from my college days who thought Reagan was God and Trump is fabulous too, and she is in Paoli, which is near to my other friend. The farther out you get from the city, the less solidly blue the area is likely to be.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 01:29 PM

3. Great. We need every blue vote in PA.

I think it was Carville who said PA is Philly and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between. Means more now.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 01:30 PM

4. I'm up in central Bucks

An hour (or so) train ride to Philly, and if I shoot over to Trenton (about 20min from the house), itís an hour and a half to midtown Manhattan on the train.

Our district went Hillary in Ď16. So there are quite a few librulz here.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #4)

Sat May 18, 2019, 02:12 PM

6. See, that sounds perfect to me. Would you mind pming me???

Love your handle.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 04:08 PM

7. Allentown, Bethlehem, may work.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #7)

Sat May 18, 2019, 04:34 PM

8. That's what I'm thinking: It's geographically near several important people by car for me

And I love phili. Nice.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #8)

Sat May 18, 2019, 11:39 PM

11. Also, the Poconos.

My friend buys HUD foreclosed properties in the Poconos. The area is depressed and housing is cheap.

What you save in housing costs will more than make up for extra travel time.

Around 20 years ago, Allentown was distressed. I suspect Pottstown is distressed since Mrs Smith's pies closed. They employed a number of people. Also, maybe Reading.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #11)

Sun May 19, 2019, 12:15 AM

12. You can get a nice rowhouse CHEAP in Reading

Like well under $100000. Lots of beautiful old houses there. Avoid the suburbs around Reading, very red.
Iím in upper Bucks County a half hour north of Doylestown and much more affordable.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #12)

Sun May 19, 2019, 10:33 AM

14. I was looking at Doylestown. Great. Thanks, everyone!

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 05:36 PM

9. What happened to San Fran and your family?

Rents are cheaper in Phila than SF and it is pretty much as liberal. Phila is pretty central and you can get around pretty easily whether you live in the city or suburbs.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #9)

Sun May 19, 2019, 10:35 AM

15. It's complicated, so I'm looking at both possibilities. The CA family is supposed to return east.

But we'll see.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 08:26 PM

10. My neighbors

here in Texas are from philly. They are super trumpers. I've been wondering if that's normal. I was definitely shocked when I realized they love humpin the trump.

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #10)

Sun May 19, 2019, 07:44 AM

13. Philly is reliably blue

There's Trumpers everywhere though. The Philly mayor race (this year) is basically decided in the primary as a Repug hasnít been mayor in decades.

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #10)

Sun May 19, 2019, 10:43 AM

16. Rebellious group right from the start; Whiskey Rebellion 1794

https://www.history.com/topics/early-us/whiskey-rebellion

The Whiskey Rebellion was a 1794 uprising of farmers and distillers in western Pennsylvania in protest of a whiskey tax enacted by the federal government. Following years of aggression with tax collectors, the region finally exploded in a confrontation that had President Washington respond by sending troops to quell what some feared could become a full-blown revolution. Opposition to the whiskey tax and the rebellion itself built support for the Republicans, which overtook Washingtonís Federalist Party for power in 1802.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 02:30 PM

17. Philadelphia is a Democratic paradise

South Philly and some of the River Wards and far NE are conservative, but otherwise, it's great!

Montgomery and Delawar Counties are pretty liberal. Lower Bucks County is red-necky. Upper Bucks County is horse country-ish. Central Bucks is upper middle class. Chester is akin to Upper Bucks County, but it is changing.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 01:26 PM

18. I live in Nazareth

Nazareth is a Bethlehem-Easton suburb becoming increasingly Democratic. It's about a 10-15 min. drive to Bethlehem, a heavily Democratic city.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #18)

Wed May 22, 2019, 07:20 PM

19. Good to know. Thanks. That's perfect for me.

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