Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Local realtor toasts West Norriton's '100 best places to live' designation (video)

WEST NORRITON — Was it the legacy of a legendary golf course architect that draws golfers from far and wide, or the low crime rate that nudged West Norriton into Money magazine’s best 100 places to live?

Or maybe it was our renowned comfort food, like the chopped steak smothered in mushroom gravy and the real French fries at Amedeo’s Too in the heart of Jeffersonville.

No doubt about it, there are plenty of feathers in the township’s cap.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Conshohocken - Boom Town?

Conshohocken has the resources to become a boom town on the Schuylkill

Conshohocken, Pa., is a borough of more than 8,000 people, located in Montgomery County, on the north bank of the Schuylkill River, about 10 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Its location on the river and proximity to interstates and rail corridors make it an ideal place to start or relocate a business.
Now Mittman — a real estate agent who serves as a member of the city’s planning commission and as the chairman of the borough’s business development commission — is trying to get the word out.
“There is a main street, which is Fayette St., and it is full of retail shops and businesses. We’re also close to a number of main routes, such as Interstate 76 and 476, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and U.S. 202,” Mittman says. “I would tell a new business owner that we have just completed a revitalization plan, and a plan for the future of Conshohocken. And it digs down to what is needed in the borough. We already know that banks want to be here; we have Wawa (that) wants to be here. So there are other successful businesses that want to get into the borough.”