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Old 06-27-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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Hi there,

We are an expat family moving from the Netherlands to PA. I am going to work in Etters and we are considering moving to the Harrisburg area. We would like to know how is the commute to Etters. We have two small boys and want a safe, child friendly neighborhood, good quality schools (preferably public) are important to us.

I've C&P some of the questions for newbies suggested by one of the moderators and answered them below.

When are you moving? JAN/FEB 2013

Have you been here yet? We will be visiting in September to see how we like the place. Any tips about where to go first?

Will you buy or rent? RENT

If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend? Family house, willing to spent around 1000 to 1300

Are you keeping a car? YES
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? CALM

What do you want to be closest to?
Work/good schools and services

In advance, thank you for your help
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
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The commute, along I 83, can be slow in the mornings and evenings. There are back roads however and it isn't terrible (maybe an extra 5 or so minutes). Lot's of good schools on the west shore such as mechanicsburg sd which I am partial to. I'm honestly not sure if you will find a place to live for the amount you cite or not. I want to say yes, but really not sure
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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Thks, we are willing to pay a bit more if there are good schools around.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
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Mechanicsburg has good schools, nice parks, a very nice public swimming pool etc. I would live in town but the surrounding areas (just a couple of blocks away) are very nice. The town is nice as well, just not my cup of tea.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Williamsport PA
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Welkom. Spreekt u Engels? Ik speek geen Nederlands.

How did someone from the Netherlands find a job in Central PA? We only have the Pennsylvania Dutch here. I did find a copy of Dutch, The Magazine at a local bookstore recently. I may learn Dutch because I'm interested in moving to the Netherlands. I don't like the health care system in the United States. Health care has become politicized and conservative idiots are cheering when they hear about people dying from lack of affordable health care.

By the way, Harrisburg is going to declare bankruptcy. Don't move there. Eventually their creditors will have the power to demand tax increases.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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Welkom. Spreekt u Engels? Ik speek geen Nederlands.

How did someone from the Netherlands find a job in Central PA? We only have the Pennsylvania Dutch here. I did find a copy of Dutch, The Magazine at a local bookstore recently. I may learn Dutch because I'm interested in moving to the Netherlands. I don't like the health care system in the United States. Health care has become politicized and conservative idiots are cheering when they hear about people dying from lack of affordable health care.

By the way, Harrisburg is going to declare bankruptcy. Don't move there. Eventually their creditors will have the power to demand tax increases.
We are moving from the Netherlands, but we are not Dutch. Wij spreken Nederlands, natuurlijk.

I like it here in the Netherlands, but is is also far from perfect (including the health care system). We are expats here too, and were before coming here, so we have basically mastered the art of adjusting.

Good luck on your relocation to the Netherlands. It is a tidy, organized and, believe me, surprisingly conservative little country.
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