Archive for December, 2009

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2009


Take this holiday to spend some time with your friends and family.

Enjoy all the season has to offer.

And Have a Very Prosperous and Happy New Year!

SEPTA 101 Trolley Line Construction Update:

December 17, 2009

SEPTA 101 Trolley Line Construction Update:

Just wanted to pass on a quick reminder that the 101 Trolley is now under construction.

Effective from December 14 through March 14, 2010, the SEPTA 101 Trolley Line will be temporarily closed for construction, maintenance, and repair along the tracks from the Woodland Avenue station through Media.  Temporary shuttle busses will be operating along the route during this period seven days a week.  This should add about ten minutes of travel time.

In addition, the SEPTA 102 Trolley construction is now completed and has resumed normal operation.

There will be additional closures on both lines in 2010 beginning in March as construction moves toward the 69th Street Terminal.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know or contact SEPTA.

Garrett Hill PA Area Homes Update

December 12, 2009

Welcome to Garrett Hill PA in Radnor Township Delaware County.

Nestled in the northeastern corner of Delaware County in the center of the Main Line in Radnor Township, Garrett Hill is ideally located between Villanova and Bryn Mawr.  Garrett Hill is centered on the area south of Lancaster Avenue, west of Garrett Avenue, East of Lowrys Lane, and north of Conestoga, but is often used to reference the larger area including the surrounding developments.

This location puts Garrett Hill  in a prime spot along the Main Line with easy access to the Blue Route/ I-476 running just to the west of Villanova.  It is also well served by SEPTA.  Bus lines run throughout the area and the SEPTA Route 100 High Speed  Lines runs right through Garrett Hill with a stop between Lowrys Lane and Garrett Avenue.  It is also within easy striking distance of the R5 Rosemont stop just north of Lancaster Ave.

The homes and businesses in Garrett Hill were originally developed to support the workers, plants, and larger estates in the surrounding areas.  Today, the area has become a close-knit community, and the homeowners and businesses continue to support much of the area including Villanova.

Due to its original development, the real estate is a nice mixture of single family homes, twins, and newer row homes.  The area is surrounded by some of the most expensive real estate in the county, but within Garrett Hill, the homes are very reasonably priced.  Since 2005, the average sales prices have ranged in price from $290,000 to $315,000.  Today, there are 11 homes currently on the market with an additional 6 under contract.  This year to date, there have been 34 sales in the overall area with an average sales price of $304,000.

With its great location, easy access, and reasonable pricing, Garrett Hill PA should remain a stable community for years to come and a great choice in the area.

As always, should you have any questions or need any additional information, do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

Thompson Ave Station SEPTA 101 Trolley Springfield PA

December 3, 2009

Welcome to the Thompson Ave Station of the SEPTA 101 Trolley in Springfield PA.

This is one of the small on-demand trolley stops on the SEPTA 101 Trolley Line running from the 69th Street Terminal to Media PA.  It is located at the crossing of Thompson Avenue just to the east of Sproul Rd and north-west of its intersection with the Baltimore Pike. This is just one stop to the west of the larger Woodland Avenue stop and the next station west is the Springfield Mall trolley stop.

The station itself has a small shed on the south side of the track (there is only one track from Woodland through Media).  There is no dedicated SEPTA parking at this location and only limited areas on the adjacent streets to park or to drop off/pick up passengers.  It is conveniently located to several residential communities of mostly single family homes.  The video will provide a better idea of the immediate area:

There is a nice selection of homes throughout this area of Springfield.  On the far side of Sproul Rd are the Villas at Golf View, a recently completed active adult community of 194 single level homes.  Just to the north is the community of Mary Dell Farms containing mostly split level single family homes.  Toward the east and south is a nice community of mixed style single family homes.  Pricing in the area for homes currently on the market range from a low of $239,000 to a high of $379,000, averaging $297,000.  Sales in the last six months have ranged from $169,000 to $419,000 averaging $273,000.

As always if you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not ever hesitate to contact me.