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Old 12-15-2007, 10:38 PM
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Hi Everyone. I have been able to gather some great information from previous threads, but I need your help. I just received a promotion in which I will be relocating to Harrisburg, PA from Alabama. I will be visiting the area in the next 2 weeks to view apartments. I am a 26 year old female, looking for a 1 bedroom apt, at least 650 sq feet, $750 maximum monthly rent. I will be moving alone, so I would like to be in a safe area that is also remotely close to shopping areas as well. I have reviewed suggestions that Linglestown and Susquehanna township are really nice areas, but I am unable to distinguish which apartments are in these areas when perusing on-line sites. Any suggestions will be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:58 AM
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I have some family in Harrisburg, and while I am not overly familiar with the area, I can give you some recommendations that will hopefully help you out.
That is the website of a management company that owns many complexes in the Harrisburg/Hershey area. My brother and sister-in-law lived in Treeview when they first were married, and they liked it. The apartments are clean, modern and spacious...not fancy by any means, but up-to-date appliances and a good amount of space.
I also know someone who lives in the Springford complex, which is in the same general area of Treeview. They are bit pricier, I think, but the grounds are nice, and the apartments are well-kept.
That part of Harrisburg is not far from downtown and is VERY close to Routes 81 and 283. The Paxtonia/Heatherfield/Linglestown area is in the very thick of H-burg's sprawl, which means that you are only minutes from all the big box stores (Target, Best Buy, etc) as well as malls and restaurants.
Good luck!
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:00 PM
Location: South-Central Penna. (Harrisburg)
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chedck out Catalina Lane... its off arlington in the colonial park area, behind colonial park diner.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:06 PM
Location: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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I live in Marietta - if you triangulate between Lancaster, Harrisburg, and York, it is near the center. I work in Harrisburg - my commute varies between 30 and 60 minutes depending on traffic. (30 mile commute)

Middletown is abut 15 miles from Harrisburg. It is smaller, and there are some really nice areas. Since Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, there is usually an abundance of affordable housing. Elizabethtown is a bit further from Harrisburg, but is a smaller town still. There is also a college there, so again, lots of affordable housing.

For 750 / month you could almost get into a house here. Property values are pretty low and so are interest rates at the moment.

Re: Colonial Park - That's pretty close to the Capital, and there are some really nice areas off the side streets. Traffic does tend to get a bit congested on Colonial Park Drive / Progress ave, however.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:03 PM
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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The apartment complex where I currently live (Eagle's Crest) is good for what you are looking for IMO. It is located right near I-83 at the Union Deposit interchange (Exit 48) and is within 3 miles of the US 22 commercial strip to the north and the Harrisburg Mall to the south. Some people will say this complex has some shady characters, but I've never had a problem in the 7 1/2 years I've been here (however, I am male).

If you are working in downtown Harrisburg, I'd avoid Linglestown; the commute would be a real hassle, assuming you are not coming from Birmingham (which I think is the only urban area in Alabama distinctly larger than Harrisburg).
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:42 PM
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i am relocating to harrisbug and used to live in lancaster county and i am wondering if living on the west shore is nice and if it is more affordable than the east shore if you could give me feed back that would be great thank you
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