Relocating to the Main Line Suburbs of Philadelphia

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As a member of TReND Multiple Listing Service, I can help you buy or sell a home anywhere along the Main Line, including Bala Cynwyd, Merion, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Havertown, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Villanova, Radnor, St. David's, Wayne, Strafford, Devon, Paoli, King of Prussia, Conshohocken, or Narberth. Click here for help.
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For those of you relocating to the Philadelphia area, here is some basic information that may be helpful. If you are relocating out of the Philadelphia area, Long & Foster Real Estate will gladly refer you to out-of-area brokers through our domestic and international network of Realtors.

Pennsylvania Tax Information:

Please note that this information is to be used only as a guide, is subject to change, and must be verified by your accountant.

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Philadelphia Utilities:

AQUA Pennsylvania, Inc.
762 Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

They will direct the customer to the correct office, according to area. Service may be changed over the telephone.

Philadelphia Electric and Gas Company (PECO Energy)
23rd and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA

PECO will direct the customer to the correct office, according to area. If the buyer presently has service in the Philadelphia area, they can change service over the phone. However, if the buyer doesn't have service they must go to their local office, present proof of identification, and fill out a credit report.

Also, you can make service arrangements with PECO on their web site:

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Pennsylvania Driver's License Information:

The closest Penn Dot facility to the Main Line area is the Island Avenue Center at 2320 Island Avenue in Philadelphia (215-937-1351).

It is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. When you go, bring your out-of-state license and your Social Security Card. Be prepared to take an eyesight test and to answer questions from the Pennsylvania Drivers Manual. The fee for a Normal Class license is $24.

The minimum driving age is 16. New residents must file for licenses and registration within 60 days of moving to the commonwealth.

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Car Registration:

Any car dealer, Notary Public, or 24-hour Auto License Tag Service will be able to register your car. You will need the following:

The fee to register your vehicle in Pennsylvania is $24.00 for a passenger car, and cars must be inspected once a year at a licensed Pennsylvania inspection garage or gas station.

The notary or dealer will issue a permanent tag with a "T" sticker. Then, the car must be inspected within five days. You will receive your current year sticker along with your registration from Harrisburg through the mail.

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Phone Service:

Verizon provides both local and long distance service; although, you might want to check with some of the other long distance providers (Sprint, etc.) to compare rates.

You can call Verizon at 800-660-2215 or make service arrangements on line at (click on the "order new phone service" link). When you sign up with Verizon for local service be sure to ask about "Metropolitan Service." This lets you call the Philadelphia suburban region without incurring extra fees. "Local Service," on the other hand, covers only the immediate Main Line area.

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Cable Service:

The Main Line suburbs are serviced by Comcast Cable. Call 215-389-1944 to subscribe.

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The Philadelphia Region:

Welcome to Philadelphia's Main Line
Life Along the Main Line
The Historic Sights of Philadelphia
The Greater Philadelphia Region
The Beauty and History of Montgomery County
Historic Brandywine River Valley
The Beauty of Bucks County
A Guide to Regional Art and Music
The Map Room
Fine Art Photography by John A. Benigno

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Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
355A Lancaster Ave

Haverford, PA 19401-1554
Office Phone: 610-658-8900
Fax: 610-658-8901
Licensed in Pennsylvania (Lic. No. RS210740L)

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