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Collegeville is a fast growing suburban area about 40 minutes from Central Philadelphia. It mostly consists of neighborhoods, and shopping centers and sits sandwiched between the slightly more urban Phoenix, Royersford, and Spring-City. Whilst Collegeville is pretty quiet, it is close enough to other cities and towns for there to be a variety of activities and things to do. Collegeville proves to be a very safe area, and luckily has access to great public schools nearby. Since Collegeville is still growing, and has access to a lot of great benefits, I can say I recommend it for anyone who wishes for a quality suburban area. I have been living here for 5 years and can say that it has always felt like home.
I've lived my whole life in Collegeville. It's a suburb that has grown significantly, undergoing many commercial and retail construction. Personally, I preferred the fields and farms of Collegeville, but I must admit that it is quite convenient to have large supermarkets and outlet store centers so close. As far as Collegeville's geographical location goes, I really think it's wonderful. It's only about 30-40 minutes in to Philadelphia, not far from the Jersey Shore or the mountains, NYC and DC are easy distances, and there's a national park (Valley Forge) and two long bike trails surrounding it. I believe that Collegeville is quite similar to other suburb towns in the US but I will always love because it's my childhood town.
I've lived in Collegeville pretty much my entire life, and it's a very nice suburb to live in. It lies 45 minutes to Philadelphia, and has a number of great school districts within it. Traffic can sometimes be frustrating on Route 113 or Route 29, but that's because they are the two main roads through town. There are many things to do as the King of Prussia mall is 20 minutes away and the Upper Providence town center is in the middle of Collegeville. Overall, great town to live in.