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Thinking of retiring in eastern Penn. Got any libruls there?? (Original Post) lindysalsagal May 2019 OP
Philly or close to it. WestChester perhaps. no_hypocrisy May 2019 #1
THAT's a selling point for me. Thanks. I'm leaning toward renting a house near allentown. lindysalsagal May 2019 #5
I went to college in Philadelphia DFW May 2019 #2
Great. We need every blue vote in PA. mahina May 2019 #3
I'm up in central Bucks Glassunion May 2019 #4
See, that sounds perfect to me. Would you mind pming me??? lindysalsagal May 2019 #6
Allentown, Bethlehem, may work. 3Hotdogs May 2019 #7
That's what I'm thinking: It's geographically near several important people by car for me lindysalsagal May 2019 #8
Also, the Poconos. 3Hotdogs May 2019 #11
You can get a nice rowhouse CHEAP in Reading Freddie May 2019 #12
I was looking at Doylestown. Great. Thanks, everyone! lindysalsagal May 2019 #14
What happened to San Fran and your family? BigmanPigman May 2019 #9
It's complicated, so I'm looking at both possibilities. The CA family is supposed to return east. lindysalsagal May 2019 #15
My neighbors rownesheck May 2019 #10
Philly is reliably blue Freddie May 2019 #13
Rebellious group right from the start; Whiskey Rebellion 1794 lindysalsagal May 2019 #16
Philadelphia is a Democratic paradise DeminPennswoods May 2019 #17
I live in Nazareth meow2u3 May 2019 #18
Good to know. Thanks. That's perfect for me. lindysalsagal May 2019 #19

lindysalsagal

(20,620 posts)
5. THAT's a selling point for me. Thanks. I'm leaning toward renting a house near allentown.
Sat May 18, 2019, 02:11 PM
May 2019

I don't need a job....

DFW

(54,316 posts)
2. I went to college in Philadelphia
Sat May 18, 2019, 01:02 PM
May 2019

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.

mahina

(17,634 posts)
3. Great. We need every blue vote in PA.
Sat May 18, 2019, 01:29 PM
May 2019

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

Glassunion

(10,201 posts)
4. I'm up in central Bucks
Sat May 18, 2019, 01:30 PM
May 2019

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

Our district went Hillary in ‘16. So there are quite a few librulz here.

lindysalsagal

(20,620 posts)
8. That's what I'm thinking: It's geographically near several important people by car for me
Sat May 18, 2019, 04:34 PM
May 2019

And I love phili. Nice.

3Hotdogs

(12,353 posts)
11. Also, the Poconos.
Sat May 18, 2019, 11:39 PM
May 2019

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.

Freddie

(9,258 posts)
12. You can get a nice rowhouse CHEAP in Reading
Sun May 19, 2019, 12:15 AM
May 2019

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

BigmanPigman

(51,573 posts)
9. What happened to San Fran and your family?
Sat May 18, 2019, 05:36 PM
May 2019

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.

lindysalsagal

(20,620 posts)
15. It's complicated, so I'm looking at both possibilities. The CA family is supposed to return east.
Sun May 19, 2019, 10:35 AM
May 2019

But we'll see.

rownesheck

(2,343 posts)
10. My neighbors
Sat May 18, 2019, 08:26 PM
May 2019

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.

Freddie

(9,258 posts)
13. Philly is reliably blue
Sun May 19, 2019, 07:44 AM
May 2019

There's Trumpers everywhere though. The Philly mayor race (this year) is basically decided in the primary as a Repug hasn’t been mayor in decades.

lindysalsagal

(20,620 posts)
16. Rebellious group right from the start; Whiskey Rebellion 1794
Sun May 19, 2019, 10:43 AM
May 2019
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 Washington’s Federalist Party for power in 1802.

DeminPennswoods

(15,270 posts)
17. Philadelphia is a Democratic paradise
Tue May 21, 2019, 02:30 PM
May 2019

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.

meow2u3

(24,761 posts)
18. I live in Nazareth
Wed May 22, 2019, 01:26 PM
May 2019

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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