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Old 12-06-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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Moving into Springford Apts, they looked pretty nice (although a little expensive for a 1BR). I was just curious:

- Is there anything around Springford apts? Seemed like I could not find anything within a 5 min drive.

- What are the taxi rates to/from the bars downtown ~7mi

- Fun things for single 24yo guy to do?

Thanks
-Nick
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:53 AM
 
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A 5 minute drive from Springford to "anything"? Well, there's the Dauphin County VoTech school...

Actually the box-store shopping area on US 22 at Devonshire is fairly close by, maybe about six minutes. It has Borders, Target, Babies R Us... perhaps you'll be more into Best Buy, Gander Mountain, and Home Depot.

I think Springford is more a place for single young women who moved to the area from smaller towns who can't quite bring themselves to live in the City. Maybe soon you'll be sharing rides home from 2nd Street instead of the taxi.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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- What are the taxi rates to/from the bars downtown ~7mi

- Fun things for single 24yo guy to do?
I am ballparking here from the last time I took a taxi, and I could be way off. But from Springford, I'd figure on about $40 each way to/from downtown.

Fun things to do? You already know about downtown, of course. That's pretty much the single greatest concentration of "fun" in the region. Appalachian Brewing Company is just barely outside of downtown and books a lot of decent live music acts upstairs in the Abbey Bar. Midtown Harrisburg is growing as more of an arts / culture scene (as opposed to downtown's nightlife scene).

Have you looked into apartments downtown? You can be within walking distance of everything down there (including the Amtrak station for weekend trips to Philly or NYC, Riverfront Park for jogging / cycling, City Island for Senators games, etc), and your rent for a decent one-bedroom in a hi-rise should be between $650 - $950 / mo. I pay $850 / mo for my top-floor corner unit, and that includes everything -- even parking. The Grayco and Executive House are, IMHO, your two best options downtown. There's also Towne House, Pennsylvania Place, and River Plaza, along with hundreds of independent apartments and lofts throughout downtown and midtown.

At 24, living downtown is an experience you don't want to miss.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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While we're at it - are you from the area? If you need a rundown on the downtown venues, I'm happy to oblige.
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