I've been living in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania since 2001. It really is a beautiful, village-like town about 15 minutes from Philadelphia. Since 2004, my wife and I have been putting in a tremendous effort to update and upgrade our home with new plumbing, new electrics, a new kitchen and family room, a new sun room, an enormous wraparound deck and a fancy new front porch. With new siding and extensive landscaping our house looks as superb on the outside as it does on the inside.
But now it is time for us to move on, and we are looking for a smaller house much closer to where my wife works. We are very sad about having to leave our home, especially now that it is in such good condition, but we are also a little excited about picking out a new place and making it our own.
Swarthmore is a great place to live because it is part of an excellent school district, it is close to the I-95 corridor that runs down the East Coast, and it is only a short train journey to Philadelphia. Shopping is good, and the neighborhood is quiet and safe for children. Our needs are different now that the children have grown up, so it is time for another family with young kids to enjoy our home as much as we have.