First Time Home Buyer in Montgomery County? You May Want to Consider Lansdale!
The notion of buying your first home may be a bit overwhelming. You’re dealing with mortgage preapprovals, saving money, thinking of the future.. it’s a lot to take in! The first thing to do after you’ve decided with your mortgage broker about what you can afford is to decide where you want to be. If you’re leaving Philadelphia for the ‘burbs, a great place to consider is Lansdale. Right off the old R5 line (now Lansdale-Doylestown Septa line), it’s easily accessed by both public transit and many highways. It’s a great commuter town, or, alternatively, a great place to live AND work with places like Merck not far off. What seems to drive most first timers to Lansdale is the price, though. With the average cost of a home coming in at about $245,000, it’s about $50,000 under the national average. Smaller rowhomes in the Borough go for as long as $150,000 (although they are generally snatched up pretty quickly!)
For me personally, what I love about Lansdale is being a part of the revitalization in town. We have some great spots to eat and hang out (think Starr alumni Justin Weathers’ Stove & Tap, Round Guys, Lansdale Tavern, Main Street Pizza and even a new coffee spot/underground music scene from Backyard Beans, among others!) We have loads of green space and parks to take the kids. Lansdale Borough is even progressive enough to be in the beginning stages of a skatepark in town.
The charm of Lansdale Borough, especially the West Ward, won’t be lost on you. The brick homes vary in style but offer a solid structure and character you just don’t find anymore. The renovations and remodels over their 100 years of life make every home unique when you go inside. You’ll be hard-pressed to find two alike! But if old isn’t your thing, Lansdale still has something to offer you. Groundbreaking is happening right now across from the well sought-after Cannon Square properties. And if you’re still looking for something a bit more urban with all of the benefits of the city, look no farther than the Turbo Lofts.
If you’re interested in checking out any of the types of homes Lansdale has to offer, call me today! Here