After Moving 15 Times in 25 Years, Military Family Settles in Phoenixville

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Patty and Joe Salinas moved fifteen times during his 25-years-long military career, writes Terri Akman for The Philadelphia Inquirer

Now that he is retired, the family, which includes five children from eleven to twenty years old, decided it was time to settle down. For that, they chose a lovely townhouse in Phoenixville. 

The family’s last posting was in a small community in Cocoa Beach, Fla. They often walked and went kayaking and biking. They loved the freedom that this provided and wanted to have something similar in a place where they would finally settle down. 

“Phoenixville had that very same feel,” said Patty. “We saw all the trails and the water and living in Steelpointe gave us the opportunity to be mobile without a car. That gives our kids a lot of autonomy before they are able to drive.” 

They also wanted to make sure to find a house quickly enough so their kids could get acclimated to the area before the school year started. Luckily, the 3,000-square-foot, four-floor townhouse in Phoenixville fitted all their requirements. 

“So in making this move, we want to be here for the long haul. Having lived in so many different places, we got a snapshot of different kinds of situations, and this is the one we like the best,” said Joe. 

Read more about the family in The Philadelphia Inquirer

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