2) because they want to pay less taxes
3) most of those places and experiences are not funded by tax dollars
4) sounds like an overbearing coach/father who was booted out of his local league
5) both have decent facilities. if you want to do something in either place, you are usually able to. Unless the mayor actually goes through with his annual empty threat of slashing the parks & rec budget to the bones
6) Lower Merion Soccer Club's website lists 13 different fields in Lower Merion that they use along with 1 in Philadelphia and 1 in Conshy. Rowing is an antiquated sport.