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Old 05-24-2007, 11:00 PM
 
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Question Need Info on Chester,York,Lancaster Counties, please help.

My wife and I need to relocate down somewhere in this area due to job changes. We will both be working in Northeastern Maryland, but would like to stay in PA if possible. We would like to rent initially, and need a 2 bedroom apartment, condo, or house for a more resonable price than what they want in Maryland. There seem to be several small towns in these 3 counties that are within 45 minutes driving distance, but I am having a hard time finding info on many of them. If anyone has any info it would be greatly appreciated. Rental availability in these communities, what any of them are like, etc, would be really great. Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:50 AM
 
Location: I hate PA
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Ghettos, high taxes, amish people, and gangs.

'nuff said
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:20 AM
 
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IMHO moving to NE MD is not an option. It is expensive. Try South PA. We have lots of people in my development who work in North East MD. Rentals in the area you mentioned are expensive and well not so great. The prices on houses here are on the rise, I would look at some houses before this place booms and you won't be able to find anything in a decent neighborhood.
My home is in the tranquil (we ran out of sewer permits/building has stopped) area. This place will not be growing at insane rates for about a decade. I shop in NE MD all the time. But then I go Home.
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:08 AM
 
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ROFL!!!

Those are 3 large counties that certainly offer everything from quiet rural settings to busy city life. You can't label ALL of it as "ghetto" or "gangs".....that is just ridiculous.
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:09 AM
 
Location: I hate PA
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ROFL!!!

Those are 3 large counties that certainly offer everything from quiet rural settings to busy city life. You can't label ALL of it as "ghetto" or "gangs".....that is just ridiculous.
I said Amish people and high taxes too
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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My point is that those 3 counties can not be summed up with 1-2 word descriptions.

I lived in Chester County for 10 years....and it wasn't ghetto, I lived in Lancaster County for 20 years.....guess what? I'm not Amish.
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:29 AM
 
Location: I hate PA
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My point is that those 3 counties can not be summed up with 1-2 word descriptions.

I lived in Chester County for 10 years....and it wasn't ghetto, I lived in Lancaster County for 20 years.....guess what? I'm not Amish.

I see you're not denying the high taxes though
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:44 AM
 
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Anyway......The op is asking if anyone has information about Pennsylvania towns in Chester (I'm assuming close to Lancaster County line), Lancaster or York counties that he can rent a place and commute to Maryland from.

onthemove12, You might have better luck if you tell us where you will be working or at least what PA towns you are interested in.
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:52 PM
 
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Default We will be commuting to...

Havre De Grace, Maryland. We'd like to be 45 min or less away if possible. Any town that fits that description that we can find an affordable place to rent would be very helpful. Obviously, we would prefer somewhere with little crime. As far as the range we have looked at: the most eastern town is Kennett Square or Kaolin, western limits include: McSparren and Chestnut Level, and northern: Quarryville and Cochranville (back over to Kennett Square). I know that there is about 50 towns in between those parameters, and we are open to any, as long as they are decent. Again, any help is appreciated.
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:10 PM
 
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Default How high are the taxes?

Are you tealking about the Property taxes? If so what county has high taxes? I have friends & family in Lancaster County, they pay around $4000 a year for their property taxes, thats incredibly low compared to where they originally lived --- NJ & NY.

Where do you live? And when i was in Lancaster i drove around the city alot, saw some run down areas, but nothing to bad. Where are the gang areas?

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I see you're not denying the high taxes though
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