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Old 07-25-2006, 10:25 AM
 
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The strategy in Lancaster has been to try to stop development by not building roads. Unfortunately the development has come anyway. Result: Traffic from hell. There are almost half a million people in Lancaster County now and the infrastructure was designed to support half of that.
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Old 07-25-2006, 10:50 AM
 
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The strategy in Lancaster has been to try to stop development by not building roads. Unfortunately the development has come anyway. Result: Traffic from hell. There are almost half a million people in Lancaster County now and the infrastructure was designed to support half of that.
True. There are certain areas of Lancaster that get pretty clogged up. It's not close to Philadelphia, though...
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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I agree; the roads are constantly jammed, no matter what time of day it is. And, to their credit, I haven't been "flipped the bird" by anyone out here. Yet. But instead of doing that they just tailgate you!
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:54 AM
 
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I agree; the roads are constantly jammed, no matter what time of day it is. And, to their credit, I haven't been "flipped the bird" by anyone out here. Yet. But instead of doing that they just tailgate you!
That's the worst in Lancaster. Since I moved back to the Philly-area I've been tailgated LESS. Isn't that nuts?

Also, it's popular in Lancaster to get passed on the left, across solid lines, by any guy in a pickup. Don't forget the "squeeze play" as I call it. When two lanes merge into one, a LOT of Lancaster people will try and get into the righthand lane and speed ahead to "get ahead", leading to traffic jams. I don't notice this nearly as much out here.
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:40 AM
 
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Post Lancaster traffic

Just thinking about Lancaster traffic makes my head explode. No, I was never flipped the bird either. Probably because of the religious nature of the place. But the drivers will do everything else to make your life miserable. My brother was nearly killed by someone passing on the left.

There must be something about a sincere belief in the afterlife that makes them so reckless.
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:15 PM
 
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You could consider living in Bucks County, where I live. Try New Hope, they have nice house's and tons of antique stores and areas. It's right across the Delaware river from New Jersey and about 30-45 mins away from Philadelphia. Which is nice, because Philly is an awesome city. It's within a good distance from alot of different places and Bucks County is a safe and great place to live.
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Old 07-30-2006, 06:41 AM
 
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Baby,

Thanks for the suggestion. Real estate in New Hope is just tooooo pricey for me (200K for a 1 berdroom, 850 sq ft condo!!- No thanks!! York/Lancaster/Hanover are more in my price range.
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Old 07-30-2006, 05:29 PM
 
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Default Hanover

I live in Hanover currently. It's a very nice community, but not very easy to access as far as major highways go. The housing prices in the Southern York County area are outrageous due to the number of Baltimore/Washington area commuters moving up. Shrewsbury is halfway between Harrisburg and Baltimore and right off of the interstate. It has a cute little Main Street area with a bunch of antique shops.
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Old 08-14-2006, 05:24 PM
 
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Thanks for all the great info everyone!!!!... Anyone else have any advice??? Thanks!!!
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:18 PM
 
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Default Hanover Area

I agree somewhat with jess and CAW the Hanover/ New Oxford area is your best bet.
Although I am slightly offended, because I live in Hanover, and I too moved up here from the Maryland area. But not Baltimore !

I have been here for 16 years now, and have to admit Hanover is getting a little over-grown, but still has the nice small town appeal. The locals were very friendly when I moved here and the price was much lower than Maryland. The housing prices in Hanover have shot up in the past 16 years, but where hasn't it? I would suggest north of Hanover near New Oxford. I live 1 mile from the square on a dead end street, and I think it's very quiet. But for more land and cheaper houses look north.
Good Luck
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