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Old 11-10-2007, 09:36 AM
 
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I've accepted a job transfer to the Harrisburg area in January. I'll be alternating days b/w Camp Hill, Harrisburg and York at first, w/ final destination of Harrisburg. Any thoughts on a nice place to live? I've heard poor things about York. No kids yet, but would like a good district. Would also like a little space when buying a home (at least 1/2 acre), but don't want to live in the boon-docks. Looking in the 250-300 range. Philadelphia guy by way of Florida. Any/all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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I've accepted a job transfer to the Harrisburg area in January. I'll be alternating days b/w Camp Hill, Harrisburg and York at first, w/ final destination of Harrisburg. Any thoughts on a nice place to live? I've heard poor things about York. No kids yet, but would like a good district. Would also like a little space when buying a home (at least 1/2 acre), but don't want to live in the boon-docks. Looking in the 250-300 range. Philadelphia guy by way of Florida. Any/all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
You should be able to find what you want in East Pennsboro, Hampden, Silver Spring or Upper Allen township. All are a part of good school districts and not boon docks. All of those areas would put you at a 15-25 minute commute to Harrisburg.

Camp Hill itself is a great location with good school district (plus minutes to Harrisburg) but the houses are close together. I still recommend looking here though.
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:56 AM
 
Location: NH
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Looking in the 250-300 range.
You're not gonna find anything in that range, not even living in the ghetto. The best you'll find is anywhere from $400-$500 in the Harrisburg area
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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Here's a simple search on realtor.com in the 17050 zipcode:
17050, Real Estate Listings and 17050 Homes for Sale - Realtor.com

No ghetto there.

Last edited by Yac; 11-11-2007 at 04:40 AM.. Reason: personal remark
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:12 AM
 
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Thanks. I've been able to find lots of homes in my range, just haven't known where the heck they are. I appreciate all the help.
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Sunbury PA, hour north of Harrisburg
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The west shore is the nicer area. Be careful in York- in terms of buying. The town has a huge riff between conservatives and liberals. Not a place to sink any serious cash, IMO.
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