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Old 04-06-2012, 12:24 PM
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I think Harrisburg will get over it's financial woes in time, and that it would be a great city to retire in for many reasons. Problem is, there doesn't seem to be any center city housing for sale in the form of condos. As I get older, I don't want a lawn or a house to maintain, I want parking, personal access to the outside like a balcony, and laundry in my living space. The new condos going up on Front St were ultra expensive last time they were floating, now they're going to float again and I don't see any prices yet. I hear of other buildings being redeveloped for living space but where are they? Are there any grocery stores in downtown Harrisburg? Do others think Harrisburg a good city to retire in? Thanks for your feedback.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:05 PM
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I completely agree. I think Harrisburg has so much potential, and as a capital city I have trouble believing it has anywhere to go but up. Just heard of some projects to renovate older buildings into condos here HomePage I think it's the third or fourth most recent story. Midtown is doing a lot to build new townhouse style buildings, which has been working out well but has slowed due to the recession. Last I heard, the condos at Tracy Mansion (Front & Muench) will begin construction after the restaurant is complete. Not sure on prices but I know the restaurant going in there will be expensive but nice, the associated condos will probably be similar. As the 7th Street widening project moves along, it will create a completely revitalized and heavily traveled four lane road where the surrounding blight has been cleared for large lot sizes. It's the perfect location for a Giant or Weis. As Vartan just built the condos at 6th and Reily, I'm sure they have a vested interest in seeing that corridor becoming a livable/walkable community.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:56 PM
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Great info, will keep my eyes on these properties, hope they could build a full sized grocery store in center city, it would be part of attracting city dwellers like me. I don't want to have to drive out of town everytime I need something from the grocery store. Thanks.
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