Oreland, in Springfield and Upper Dublin Townships, is among William Penn's original manor settlements in the 17th century. Not surprisingly, the area was named for ore deposits (and nearby artery Limekiln Pike was named for … a kin built in the 1600s to process the lime deposits in the area). Real estate in the area today hovers around $310,000 for median listing prices.
338 Plymouth Avenue, Oreland, PA
Monthly taxes: $357
Tell me all about it: This three-bedroom home has major curb appeal and an equally darling backyard situation (we love the covered porch and the large yard). The interior has been recently upgraded, with new granite countertops in the kitchen, new appliances, new windows and central air. Bonus: first-floor laundry with a new washer and dryer!
121 Orlemann Avenue, Oreland, PA
Monthly taxes: $457
Tell me all about it: This large three-bedroom home features a lovely master suite with dual closets and an en-suite bathroom with soaking tub. We love the back deck as well as the space offered in the finished basement. The kitchen offers a separate pantry and the first floor also includes a powder room.
221 Bala Avenue, Oreland, PA
Monthly taxes: $495
Tell me all about it: The highlight of this twin Tudor is the sun porch overlooking the lush back yard, but really the entire home is filled with windows and light. The kitchen appliances are relatively new, and the basement features a separate utility room. There is a two-car garage, but it's being sold in "as-is condition."
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