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Old 05-12-2011, 09:35 AM
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My sis and I will be relocating to Harrisburg, PA. She will be attending HACC. I am looking for an affordable and safe neighborhood to live (I have 3 children under the age of 2). We will be using public transport until September so the rental has to be near to supermarkets etc.

I would like to know if Harrisburg is a good town to raise children and where In Harrisburg I should rent?
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:00 PM
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The City of Harrisburg has major fiscal issues and long term problems in the public schools. However the City is a small portion of the area that has a Harrisburg postal address. You could certainly rent in the City limits for a couple of years since your children aren't school age yet though.

Many of HACC programs have relocated recently to their Midtown campus which has more walkability to apartments nearby.

The main HACC campus is mostly within the City limits but not in a readily walkable locality. Bicycling to class on the Welcome to the Capital Area Greenbelt | Capital Area Green Belt Association from inner ring suburbs the better Susquehanna Township school districts could be a possibility depending on how rain or snow tolerant you are.

Transit is not really the best in Harrisburg so look closely at the maps and schedules on CAT: Capital Area Transit - you may need to count on transferring at Market Square. Lemoyne, one of the so-called West Shore suburbs has a shopping plaza in a more walkable core area so that may be worth a look but you'd definitely have to transfer all the time to get to HACC then.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:22 PM
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Camp Hill, minutes away, has everything you need within 5 minutes of eachother.
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