I think all of the below is available on line,
but I know this forum can address my questions more quickly and interestingly than .gov web sites. Some of the info is a little tricky to find. Trying to get a sense of the inner mainline area. Think we don't want to go as far as Ardmore as each of us has to go to an office in Center city or Navy Yard and don't want a longer commute.
1) Among the inner Mainline towns (Bala cynwyd, Narberth, Wynwood, Merion station, am I missing one?) do any or all of them have a local "wage tax"? If so, the rate?
Wife and I both are paying wage tax in Philly at ~4% but are both technically work from home so we could avoid it in the burbs.
2) From Great Schools all the elementary schools seem very good (9 or 10). Among the inner towns, am I missing something? Any agreed stand outs or those one might avoid?
3) Among the above listed towns (or others I am missing), what is the feel of each? We are a youngish (late 30s) family with 2 kids (5 and 8). Would pay the premium for an area where the kids are out and about in their neighborhood or there was stuff to walk to do.