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Old 11-28-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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I was curious what life in Camp Hill was like. I have lived my entire life in suburban Philadelphia and I was wondering what life in Camp Hill was like. I talked with someone who lived in the area and told me it was a very affluent area, similar to many main line towns. I however, found this hard to believe. Can anyone who is familiar with the area give me a comparison of Camp Hill to any suburban Philadelphian town?
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:14 PM
 
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I'm not familiar enough with Philly-area towns to offer a comparison, but Camp Hill doesn't quite feel like the Main Line to me. The Borough has pockets of affluence but most of its housing stock is not quite the two-Porsches-in-the-garage, more like two Buicks. A couple of neighborhoods just outside might be close to the two-Porsche standard but not whole towns.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:03 AM
 
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I have lived in Camp Hill for a couple years near the borough building - I've worked in several Main Line areas around Philly in the past. Camp Hill is nothing like those areas, in terms of amenities or affluence. It's a decent place to raise kids near HBG.
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Hampden Township (Mechanicsburg), PA
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Public school system is strong and the borough is "quaint". Cost of living in central PA is favorable. I would not call our area "main line" however we are close to several large cities - Baltimore, Philly, DC, NYC and Pittsburgh. Nice area to raise a family.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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I have lived in 3 areas of Camp Hill. Although I visit Philly, the area I visit is the city rather than suburbs. There was a time when I would have said Camp Hill was affluent, but I would not say that anymore. There are some nice houses, but Camp Hill is coming down. All sorts of people are moving in. What I see happening is that people who would not normally be able to buy an expensive house in Camp Hill have big eyes, and tell themselves that with two paychecks they can swing it. Then one of them loses a job or they do not know how to budget their money, and their home falls into foreclosure. That can bring the price of an expensive home way down. Then undesirables buy the house, and that continues like wildfire. Before you know it, there goes the neighborhood. Thus, Camp Hill is not elite anymore. The Camp Hill Borough area seems to have a lot of centipedes. It is really terrible. I lived in the area near the Holy Spirit Hospital in an apt complex and they had mice. They could not get rid of them, and that was terrible. I would talk to people who live in the area where you are considering. We are really disappointed with the centipede issue here. If we had known, we would have never moved here.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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Thus, Camp Hill is not elite anymore.
Camp Hill has never been "elite".
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Allentown, PA
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What does the poster mean by "elite" ??
Camp Hill was never "elite".
I previously lived off Market St. near Oak St. in Camp Hill and found and still find it a very nice, safe and beautiful place in which to live.

The are nice neighbourhoods but nothing that would be considered elite class.

The closest neighbourhood that would even approach that term would be near the country club.

The amentities and retail offerings on the Carlisle Pike are second to none.

Overall Camp Hill is a viable, safe and vibrant community.


Julia
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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Overall Camp Hill is a viable, safe and vibrant community.
Agreed! There are pockets of affluence but the homes are in the $150-$300k range for most of Camp Hill I think. I was looking at real estate recently and its all over the board. The people are really nice too.

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Old 11-20-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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It does have a Country Club. In a comparison to places like the hub areas of Lemoyne, West Fairview, Enola, and center city Harrisburg, it is elite. Elite takes on different meanings for different people. There are homes worth over a half million dollars there. To me....that's elite. I did not mean that Donald Trump would be happy here.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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It does have a Country Club. There are homes worth over a half million dollars there. To me....that's elite.
All of those locales you mentioned have homes worth well over $500k.

If you envision Camp Hill as the pinnacle of living, then knock yourself out. I'm sure you'll be quite happy there.
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