wcoach

Bridge City, TX

#1 Apr 10, 2007
Are there any reasonable rentals available in Aston, PA? I was raised there and would like to move back home if we can find a decent reasonable rental. Please let me know.
Belle Weather

AOL

#2 Apr 11, 2007
wcoach wrote:
Are there any reasonable rentals available in Aston, PA? I was raised there and would like to move back home if we can find a decent reasonable rental. Please let me know.
Reconsider. Aston is a burgeoning industrial center surrounded by overhyped sub-mediocre suburbia whose once remoteness and reasonable housing market continues to attract people with whom you would probably not want to be neighbors. Read the favorable press Aston garners, then notice the media pens reside in the town itself, and are very good spin doctors for the place where their big investments rest. If you once upon a time liked Aston, you might now like Exton for rentals. If you're diligent, you'll find a nice place (and neighbors with integrity) there or in the quiet underated pocket town of Upland (next to Aston, ripe for regentrification). Good luck.
wcoach

Bridge City, TX

#3 Apr 11, 2007
When I lived in Aston, it was a very nice place to live. Upland had a low reputation at the time. Why should Exton or Upland be better than Aston?
Belle Weather

AOL

#4 Apr 11, 2007
same as posted previously;but don't take my word. Ask around and read between the lines. You can't go home again, Coach, but maybe that's just because the whole world has changed (and not for the better, mostly; Aston is just one community that reflects the change, albeit beneath a very thin veneer of whitewash.
wcoach

Bridge City, TX

#5 Apr 11, 2007
OK Have you lived in Aston? What were your experiences there? I know you can't go home any more but I liked the area. Has it changed so very drastically?
Belle Weather

AOL

#6 Apr 12, 2007
wcoach wrote:
OK Have you lived in Aston? What were your experiences there? I know you can't go home any more but I liked the area. Has it changed so very drastically?
I lived there more than a decade ago, when mostly decent people lived there. My evaluation is based on the moral decline of the area, more than anything. However, everything is subjective, so you may still find the populous there to YOUR liking/I merely want to caution "don't believe the hype"....if you can afford better, keep looking/Aston is on the decline, I believe(INDUSTRIALLY growing, rapidly DEVELOPING, attracting lots of TYPES not values-centered)---but where isn't? You should probably check out locals and inquire of them/look closely to see whether you are similarly dispositioned before you move anywhere, and remember that everything changes (fast, sometimes)...also, finding a house/a particular neighborhood/cultural center you like makes sense more than confining your search to on particular spot/demographic component. Taking the advice of a stranger online (me, for instance) is, I'm sure, not your A, B, C or D plan..but I'm sure this chat will attract lots of PROS response that will balance your info scale..Nice chatting, happy hunting and welcome home! My two cents has been spent........
wcoach

Bridge City, TX

#7 Apr 12, 2007
I would that other people would give some input also. I do appreciate your help and information. Aston has always held a special part of my heart. I was hoping to come home and build my own legacy there. When I say home I refer to PA.
wcoach

Bridge City, TX

#8 Apr 13, 2007
If Aston is so bad, what about Brookhaven or even Claymont, DE? Linwood?
ASTON

Oxford, PA

#10 Apr 25, 2007
I live in Aston.Belle Weather what are you talking about? Every where has something that is undesirable. Do not listen to Belle Weather. Upland is not nice at all and does not even compare to Aston.They have been building houseing, but that is every where you go know.
ASTON

United States

#11 Apr 28, 2007
Coach listen to Bell Weather and consider Chester County, Aston and Boothwyn is WAY overpriced for the area. And Belle is right the moral decline is terrible in Delco with all the newbies moving in....I douubt you would want these people as YOUR neighbors. We left two years ago and NEVER looked back.
Aston Die Hard

United States

#12 May 2, 2007
My parents moved to Aston in 1957. It was a new home, new development, and not even a blip on the radar. This May we're in the same house 50 years with great, responsible neighbors who care for their homes and each other.I left home at 17 for school and, like the coach, decided I would return to Aston one day. Four decades later and after hundeds of visits during those 40 years, I've seen it all. Yes, it's grown - as well it should, Yes, we're on the news from time to time and yes, the housing boom here (like everywhere) went through the roof. If it didn't, Aston would be in economic upheaval. Well, I'm back! There's an old saying from a famous playwright, "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Sleepy little Aston has become a good place to be. Come back if you can find a rental - even a home rental. I'm back now - a little sooner than expected - to help my aging Mother. There is still plenty here that let's my mind reel back to a very young Aston with lots of possibilities. I think we're still growing - some good, some bad and that's to be expected. I'm not commenting on the nearby towns; suffice it to say, I've been back eight months and for my money, with the notable exception of its memorable citizenry who've passed away, those folks are being replaced by--in my judgement--credible, church-going, and law-abiding folks. Crime is not up - just taxes. It could be a lot worse. Change is the essential nature of all living things. The notion of not being able to go home again refers more to a desire to turn back the closck and have it "like it was" When I came "home" eight months ago, I was put in mind of the Kellog's ad slogan says, "try 'em again, for the first time." I did. And it's good to be home.

A footnote: In my 40 years, I lived in 5 small towns (from the north to NC), St Louis, Pittsburg, New York City (15 yrs), New Hampshire, among others. And though part of me is still in Brooklyn, NY (a great town), home is where the heart is. C'mon home, Coach.
Aston Die Hard

United States

#13 May 2, 2007
PPS: A nice Borough, Media, but I am not from there. Why it's posted that way I don't know.

“)O( Brightest Blessings”

Since: Mar 07

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#14 May 5, 2007
My Husband and I are closing on our first home in the Brookhaven/Upland area. The neighborhood we choose is very quiet, mostly elderly couples, average middle income families, as we are both in IT, and work the overnight shift it is perfect for us.. We were unsure about the local school districts, but I plan on home schooling anyway once we do have children and Unlike most other areas in Pennsylvania, we really like the intergrated neighborhoods.. I think diversity is healthy and alot can be learned from differences.

I have yet to speak to anyone from the area who is closer to our age, and probably our liberal leftist idealism will not be a welcome to the area, but in less than 3 weeks, it is what it is!
cindy

Westland, MI

#15 May 31, 2007
what type of rental are you looking for ?
cindy

Westland, MI

#16 May 31, 2007
have no idea why it says i'm from los angeles...i'm not !
sunflower456

Myrtle Beach, SC

#18 Jun 24, 2013
Do not, I repeat, do NOT move to Aston if you are raising a family. I went to Sun Valley high school and every single person in my graduating class is either a drug addict, a recovering drug addict, in jail or DEAD from drugs. Aston is infested with every type of drug out there. If you don't believe me, you will find out on your own if you decide to move there. My mother lived in Philly and that's where I grew up. My father moved to Aston when I was 14 (starting high school) Let me tell you something and I'm ONLY going to tell you this ONCE. There was 10x more drug usage in Aston than in Philly. No one believes me. Of course the bad neighborhoods in Philly are always going to be worst than any other, but the middle class of neighborhoods of Philadelphia had NO WHERE near the drug usage as it was in ASTON and that's a FACT JACK and not just Aston, but the whole Delaware county area in general. ASTON IS RIDDLED WITH DRUGS. Didn't hear me the first time? ASTON IS RIDDLED WITH DRUGS. Oh, wait you didn't hear me again. ASTON IS RIDDLED WITH DRUGS!. When you drive through this town, you would think it was the nicest town, WRONG, guess again. If you don't believe me, ask people who live there WITH children, but heck, they might even lie to you too because they want you to suffer the same fate as they did. STAY AWAY FROM ASTON and if you decide to move there, please don't say no one ever warned you when your teen winds up on SERIOUS drugs and is in and out of rehab and jail for the rest of their lives, that's if they don't wind up dead from a drug overdose that took SO MANY of my friends lives and continues to do say every day. There are only a few of us that are still alive. Everyday, another person we know dies from a drug overdose. The media will NEVER tell you this. It's a shame. It is an epidemic there, it really is and last I heard, HIV is going around there big time. This is not a scare tactic, this is the TRUTH. I feel I have to put the truth out there to fulfill my duty as a human being. That's all I can do.

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