Hi Y'all - I'm in Austin now, and have been posting for a long time. I'm considering a potential move somewhere around Lansdale/Skippack/Norristown etc. I'm fairly spoiled in AUS with my market being 2 min away, plenty of ethnic grocers, restaurants, etc. My main concern is being near a good market, as I like to go everyday. Are there any nice villages that far out that I could target? I'll be telecommuting, but I will have to travel to NY and NJ often. Could also consider closer in, between that area and the city. I'm not too familiar with various areas, and a real estate agent would never understand the questions I am presenting here. I'm looking forward to learning new things if I move, new ingredients that we don't have, and making friends with a butcher, chinese grocer, thai restaurant owner, etc. like I have here. A walkable community would be nice. Where do the chowhounds live, the real ones, according to the Jim Leff manifesto?
Being near a train station would be a huge bonus. And nice parks. And a suitcase full of cash.