Upper Dublin

This is now the 17th day since I arrived on my 27 day stint in UD. That opening line makes it seem like I’m in rehab in the area but I’m only home until I settle on my house in the city. Being at the house where I grew up has it’s pluses and minuses like any other place. The quiet neighborhood is quite nice and the peaceful nature makes for excellent running at any time of the day. The hour commute to the city is bothersome but not horrific for a mere 27 days (although certainly one of the worst parts). It’s a great place to live if you are looking to settle down, avoid all action, and raise a family. With that being said, I want to give a few specific examples I’ve seen.

I’m going to pull a few lines from Urban Dictionary’s definition of Upper Dublin so outsiders get a clear picture of the stereotype.

Upper Dublin
A small suburb outside of Philadelphia that’s very estranged from the rest of civilized society. The Jews are rich as hell and get drugs and alcohol to get drunk or high everyday or on the weekends with their parents money. The Asians, all of who are Korean, are just as rich as the whites but they don’t associate with anyone else except for other Asians. All the girls here are either dumb as shit and slutty or ugly and smart as balls and have no personality. There’s lots of drugs. The po9 are always out in full force, but they have no clue. You want zannies? perkaset? weed? hash? pcp? meth? coke? You got it! Come to good ole’ Upper Dublin, home of the flying Cardinals. Ever wonder why it’s the flying cardinals? That’s right-they’re high…

Snippets from Urban Dictionary probably isn’t the most accurate so I’m going to give a few more well thought out observations.

  • There are far too many police for the amount of crimes committed. I understand that the amount of police negate the crimes but the only action cops get are from people going through a traffic light or high school kids partying.
  • I’ve never seen a place that has more pointless signs. Anywhere you go will have a sign that explains what is happening or warns you what you should be aware of. It’s like the township has a sign budget that it has to spend so it is constantly looking for new areas to bombard with “don’t txt and drive” signs.
  • This township has far too much money. The brand new High-School, Police Station, and Fire Station assure that everything is first class. If you had a fire in your backyard, I bet they’s send 9 brand new fire engines and a helicopter to put it out. In the 10 years I’ve been gone, there have been probably hundreds of millions of dollars of tax payers money spent on upgrades to every nook and cranny. They are probably running out of things to spend it on.
  • Everything else is pretty much the way I remember it. Clean everything and limited action. Miller’s is a nice touch in Hatboro and Mad Mex seems to be a popular spot but it’s nothing wild and crazy. Probably for the best. It’s a good, low key area to stay out of trouble.