Sunday, July 29, 2012

Media Borough. PA. , appears to be a well-planned family-friendly city – and hosts a Rotary International club – How do I know? I see signs.

The sign mission uproar reported on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, ‘Rotary international has 50 year sign removed. You gotta be kidding me. Why? Another landmark removed in the name of “progress”?’ has caused family and readers to submit stories and information regarding other communities and their relationship with Rotary. Come on Mayor and Vice Mayor, stop leading a condo board and lets really start looking at some living and breathing communities people are proud of instead of closing ranks and shutting down.  Here is a sign posted in Media Borough. PA.  Check it out, posting an article that it is:  Best Places to Raise Kids: The 15 Most Family-Friendly Philly Suburbs. And South Dade Updates notes that they are proud to indicate that they have a Rotary International club.

From the official town website and article:
If you are forgoing city for 'burbs, as a parent you want two things: safe streets and good schools. But after that, the choices vary: A touch of urbanity? Wide-open spaces? A charming downtown? We crunched the numbers, analyzed the data and forayed out into the field. No matter your preference, we found a locale worth moving to

Population: 4,282
School district: Lower Merion
Average SAT scores: 574 math / 589 reading / 576 writing
Crime rate: 1.49 violent crimes per 1,000; 13.86 nonviolent per 1,000
Median home price: $382,000

And, when you pull into town, you know where and when to find their local Rotarians.  This appears to be a very nice community, maybe others can tell us, as the late Paul Harvey used to say; “the rest of the story.”


  1. Media is a beautiful little town. Palmetto Bay was once heading in the direction of media. Now it is heading south.

  2. That is a nice sign. Is there one in Palmetto Bay?