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Old 04-19-2015, 04:02 PM
 
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My wife and I will be relocating to Chambersburg, PA this summer and are in the beginning stages of looking for a home to purchase. We'd like to live within the town of Chambersburg in order to have as short a commute as possible, also we've been living in the ex-urbs of our current city for the past 8 years and miss living in an actual city/town. We'd would like to know if there are particular areas to be wary of and which areas of town are more desirable? Anything else that I should keep in mind while searching for homes in this area? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:42 AM
 
Location: somewhere on I-35 in-between Austin and San Antonio
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My wife and I will be relocating to Chambersburg, PA this summer and are in the beginning stages of looking for a home to purchase. We'd like to live within the town of Chambersburg in order to have as short a commute as possible, also we've been living in the ex-urbs of our current city for the past 8 years and miss living in an actual city/town. We'd would like to know if there are particular areas to be wary of and which areas of town are more desirable? Anything else that I should keep in mind while searching for homes in this area? Thanks in advance.
Chambersburg is a rather small, sleepy town. I don't know of any particular areas of town you should avoid. In a town like Chambersburg, I think you should be more wary of certain people rather than areas of town. It's a nice town and the people there tend to be a little more relaxed and friendly compared to people in the Harrisburg, York, Lancaster triangle.
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Chambersburg PA
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I live in Chambersburg. If you want to live "in town" then near the Chambersburg Hospital is nice. There's some nice homes on 5th and 6th St. Also, over by the High-School it's fairly quiet, and over by Wilson College. Lots of other areas too that are not so close to the town center,
There are some more run down areas of town, South Main, and around the South Gate shopping center. Behind the shopping center is Meadow Creek manor aka the "projects" and they sometimes get a bad reputation. However, none of those areas are that bad really. And the borough cops have started foot patrols all over the town to increase safety and for PR.
All in all, it's not a bad place to live, there's plenty to do, esp. in the spring, summer and fall, and it's close to a lot of other stuff. you can just hop on I-81 or routes 11 or 30 and go. I love Caledonia state park which is east on 30 between Chambersburg and Gettysburg,
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Chambersburg PA
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I will caution that there is serious lack of public transportation We only have a couple of taxis and a Senior citizen/low-income type shuttle bus.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:02 PM
 
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I will caution that there is serious lack of public transportation We only have a couple of taxis and a Senior citizen/low-income type shuttle bus.
Why would anybody WANT public transportation?
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Chambersburg PA
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Umm... because many seniors and low-income people have a hard time getting around. Also, as a back-up for everyone else to get around and it's better for the environment. We don't even have bus service between towns anymore.
When you live in a community and you care about the community, you should want what's best for the community (your neighbors) as a whole.
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Why would anybody WANT public transportation?
I am confused about why someone would ask this question.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:03 AM
 
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Thank you very much, this was quite helpful.
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