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Old 04-13-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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I am moving to Pennsylvania from New Orleans, LA due to my fiance transferring for work in the York area. I have been doing some research but I have no idea where to live. Being from New Orleans, we are looking for a larger city with many nightlife options and a laid back, diverse atmosphere. No children in the picture and my fiance is willing to commute to York. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:25 PM
 
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Baltimore?
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:38 PM
 
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Baltimore?
We thought about Baltimore, but an hour commute seems a bit long. If Baltimore is awesome we would consider it, especially if the job market (for me to find a job) is better. I was hoping to also get some feedback regarding Harrisburg and how well that fits what we're looking for.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:01 PM
 
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The first thing that came to my mind when I read your post is "Baltimore." I think you would be disappointed with Harrisburg; it's too small and lacks the urban "city that never sleeps" feel that Baltimore has.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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From either Harrisburg city or Baltimore to York would be reverse the normal commute pattern which would help a little bit. Harrisburg has developed a weekend nightlife scene and a downtown "restaurant row" although obviously smaller than Baltimore that obviously again has more of a seafood scene.

Lancaster City (NOT suburbs) has a bit of a funky vibe to it with perhaps more of an arty scene than Harrisburg, and would be a better choice than Harrisburg if children might enter the picture at some point. There's plenty of commuting both ways between Lancaster and York.

Both Harrisburg and Lancaster have frequent Amtrak service to Philadelphia and New York, it takes 45 minutes less from Lancaster.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:03 PM
 
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Towson.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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I think Harrisburg is the undisputed nightlife king of the region. But I certainly wouldn't want to buy property here anytime within the next few years.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:24 PM
 
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Towson.
I cannot find much information on Towson. I wonder if there is public transportation that could get me to and from downtown easily, even later in the evening? We are big nightlife people, so a neighborhood/suburb with local entertainment would be a big plus. Thanks for your post.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
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You may like harrisburg. Second street etc. It's not as big as others, but it's better imo.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Harrisburg, PA
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How about Enola?

... get it?

NOLA? Enola?

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