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Old 01-03-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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Check out Lykens small quiet town and you know the kids your kids are hanging out with and know your neighbors plus homes are affordable and you get alot for the money.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:47 PM
 
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Hi, I wanted to see if you ever moved to Duncannon? We are tossing around the idea and having kids around your kids age, I wanted your opinion on the area and the schools.
Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:29 PM
 
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We live in Mechanicsburg and it's a great area. We also have 3 children ( 14, 12, and 9). Schools were the determining factor for us in moving here. Cumberland Valley Schools are top notch and always on the top lists for schools in the country. I knew a college recruiter and she told me that they were always very excited when they would get an applicant from CV schools. If you hear a negative about the district, it will be the size. The high school is large. The elementary schools , however, have about 20 per class. I would recommend CV schools to anyone. Another good choice outside of CV schools would be Camp Hill District (in Camp Hill, PA). It is much smaller though- depending on what you like. Camp Hill doesn't have many new developments either, but is a cute, walkable little town.

This area is fairly affluent. If you stay in Hampden or Silver Spring Township, you will find many nice developments for families. And, if you venture outside of these townships, you will still find nice areas. They just might be a little more rural. There is really not a "wrong side of the tracks" if you're in the CV district. We've lived all over and have been very happy here. It's a fairly transient area and very welcoming. People care about their schools and their communities. Good luck!
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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I am also planning on relocating to Harrisburg. I am currently living in NY. We are looking for a single family home in Hershey, Hummelstown, Annville or Palmyra area and would greatly appreciate any help with finding an agent or website that could help me find a place. I am using craigslist but I am having a hard time finding other sites that list singel family homes in these areas.
If any one has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:32 PM
 
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I have great luck on Realtor.com. Hershey is expensive. Palmyra and Campbelltown are just down the road and are less expensive. Sorry I don't know more about that area. I live in Mechanicsburg- which is a great place to live and has great schools- but is about 30 minutes away. If you decide to extend your search out this way- I'd be happy to help you. Good luck!
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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I am also planning on relocating to Harrisburg. I am currently living in NY. We are looking for a single family home in Hershey, Hummelstown, Annville or Palmyra area and would greatly appreciate any help with finding an agent or website that could help me find a place. I am using craigslist but I am having a hard time finding other sites that list singel family homes in these areas.
If any one has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.
To rent or buy? Brownstone and Jack Gaughen are leading real estate offices in the area and realtor dot com usually captures many listings, if for sale.

Palmyra and Annville would be cheaper but both US 422 and US 322 really crawl during rush hours. The zone in between (roughly) is known for sinkholes.

Middletown could also be a cheaper Hershey alternative, it's easier to reach the employment centers on west end of Hershey (such as the Medical Center) from there than from Annville or much of Palmyra.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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To rent or buy? Brownstone and Jack Gaughen are leading real estate offices in the area and realtor dot com usually captures many listings, if for sale.

Palmyra and Annville would be cheaper but both US 422 and US 322 really crawl during rush hours. The zone in between (roughly) is known for sinkholes.

Middletown could also be a cheaper Hershey alternative, it's easier to reach the employment centers on west end of Hershey (such as the Medical Center) from there than from Annville or much of Palmyra.
Thanks. I am looking for a single family home to rent.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:47 PM
 
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A few people still use the newspaper for ads like that. Here's one example: Kapp Advertising - Merchandiser - Search The Classifieds And another: https://thesun.our-hometown.com/common/classifieds/ And another: Apartments, Homes & Houses for Rent - Home Rentals in Pennsylvania - PennLive.com
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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I wouldn't do Duncannon because then, unless I'm wrong, you get the Perry Co. schools--there are much better ones around--most of those come up below AYP if I'm not mistaken so I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole. Rent is cheaper, but there's a reason.
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