What's the Word Wednesday? Downtown
By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Last week's word was Local and I detailed a lot of my favorite local places. You can read about them here.A lot of folks in the Philadelphia suburbs refer to Philadelphia as going "downtown". Philadelphia, the place where I was born raised is a wonderful town, truly up and coming nowadays. Growing up there was a wonderful experience, truly a village where our doors were never locked and when my mom was working we were babysat by close neighbors. On a summer night, we sat out on our steps, socialized, laughed and probably cried some with people who were like family.Moving to the suburbs when I got married was a culture shock to me. Our first home was in Newtown Square where there were no sidewalks, not many street lights and it was so quiet that I couldn't sleep. I was fortunate in...