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Old 11-08-2007, 10:16 PM
 
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Young family looking for a small town in PA with lots of charm and a peaceful atmosphere. Slower pace of life, but not entirely geriatric. A population of around 10,000 is ideal. Good schools. Reasonable house prices. Open to new people.

Any suggestions?
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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Young family looking for a small town in PA with lots of charm and a peaceful atmosphere. Slower pace of life, but not entirely geriatric. A population of around 10,000 is ideal. Good schools. Reasonable house prices. Open to new people.

Any suggestions?
Carlisle or Mechanicsburg.
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:16 AM
 
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Narrow it down a little bit. What part of the state?
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:49 AM
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Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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I'll chime in with my usual: Lewisburg, Selinsgrove, Bloomsburg, Bellefonte, Montoursville
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:59 AM
 
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Thanks. I also came across a website that suggested Lititz. Any info on that one?
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:54 PM
 
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central, north central, south central, or northwest pa
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:56 PM
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Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Lititz is a nice small town in the Lancaster (Pa Dutch/Amish) area.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:30 PM
 
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Does anyone know anything about Warren PA? I'm orginally from PA but moved to the UK 7 years ago. I'm looking to move back home next year some time but don't want to go back to the area from which I moved here from...Ellwood City. Although I don't care to live in big cities, Ellwood is just too small of a town for my liking actually it's a bit run down and employment is almost non-existant. I was looking at houses in Warren and liked what I saw, looked at the census and liked what I saw but I can't seem to find any information regarding the economy and employment opportunities. I'd be willing to travel 30-45 minutes to work.
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:22 AM
 
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Does anyone know anything about Warren PA? I'm orginally from PA but moved to the UK 7 years ago. I'm looking to move back home next year some time but don't want to go back to the area from which I moved here from...Ellwood City. Although I don't care to live in big cities, Ellwood is just too small of a town for my liking actually it's a bit run down and employment is almost non-existant. I was looking at houses in Warren and liked what I saw, looked at the census and liked what I saw but I can't seem to find any information regarding the economy and employment opportunities. I'd be willing to travel 30-45 minutes to work.
It is alot of what you are looking for, however, their is very little economy. I was going to recommend another beautiful small town that is east of Warren, it's called Wellsboro PA. Its best known for the Pine Creek Gorge, otherwise known as the PA Grand Canyon. You would absoloutley fall in love with it.
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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It is alot of what you are looking for, however, their is very little economy. I was going to recommend another beautiful small town that is east of Warren, it's called Wellsboro PA. Its best known for the Pine Creek Gorge, otherwise known as the PA Grand Canyon. You would absoloutley fall in love with it.
The problem with Wellsboro (which I did a photo tour of) is that there is very little economic opportunity to be had there. The nearest major employment centers are 45 minutes away in either Williamsport, PA or Elmira, NY, neither of which would be a fun commute in wintry weather. When I was in town there were all sorts of upper-middle-class senior citizens strolling around (including a full busload that had been dropped off). It appears to be more of a retirement destination than a place you'd move to in order to raise a family, unless you're VERY lucky to find good employment options there.
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