Norristown is a diamond in the rough. Real estate is inexpensive, solidly built, and charming. Norristown sports a zoo on par with San Diego's children's zoo. Norristown has a fantastic distillery bar, and authentic ethnic restaurants. Norristown is walkable and has three train stations that connect it to Philadelphia. It's Farm Park is a great place for an extended or quick jog or walk with friendS and with pets. In Norristown neighbors greet one another by name. The sound of BBQ and laughter punctuates summer and fall evenings. Neighbors co gregate and pull together to clear alleyways of snow in the winter. Finally, Norristown is diverse, families headed by high school, college, and graduare degree holders, black, white, and Hispanic, gay and straight, elderly widows, established and young families can be found on every street.