If the name Conshohocken confuses your out-of-town friends, here's a little contested etymology. History has the name coming from the Lenape language, meaning either elegant-ground-place or big-trough-ground-place. Today, it's a ground place in Montgomery County that grew from a mill town into a burgeoning suburban business community. These three homes under $350,000 cover Conshohocken proper as well as West Conshohocken, on just the other side of the Schuylkill (another word that probably confuses your out-of-town friends).
345 W. Fifth Ave., Conshohocken
Monthly taxes: $244
Tell me all about it: We love the finished basement in this three-bedroom home, as well as its convenient location just a few blocks from the activity of downtown Conshy. The fact that it's been recently renovated from top to bottom doesn't hurt either. Bonus: two assigned parking spaces are included.
370 Dehaven St., Conshohocken
Monthly taxes: $208
Tell me all about it: Talk about curb appeal. We love the window boxes and shutters on this charming three-bedroom Cape Cod. Inside, the finished basement includes a great private office in addition to lots of storage space. The property sits on a large back yard where we can imagine lots of projects for the right green thumb.
300 W. Elm St., Suite 2409, Conshohocken
Monthly taxes: $336
Tell me all about it: Among the best things about condo living is your outdoor maintenance is taken care of and you don't have to worry about packages being delivered to an empty house. In this case, amenities also include access to a pool and private fitness center. This two-bedroom unit has a balcony, as well as a loft bedroom, custom closets and a new stackable washer and dryer.