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Old 07-02-2014, 03:34 PM
 
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Hello,

Family of 3 our home on the market next Monday (July, 7). Plan on relocating as soon as home sells.
Husband changed jobs and is required to live within a very large territory but needs to be able to reach NYC, NJ and CT in no more than 3 hours and it will not involve a daily or even weekly commute.

Drove through Carlisle and Mechanicsburg last weekend but not Camp Hill. Liked Carlisle quite a bit.

We want to buy and to keep home no more than $250K. Married with one son still home. An area Tech College would be nice for him. Schools important for resale purposes. Two large dogs so need a decent sized back yard. Would like to be within a couple of miles from shopping and basic services.

I think that's everything. Can I get a few opinions on which area of the three might be best fit and also "where" in each town we should concentrate for safety and, again, resale purposes ( we just might eventually want to move south for retirement . Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:02 PM
 
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Camp hill is nicer than mechanicsburg. Smaller than carlisle but just as nice. Camp hill is also closer to NYC and the other locations you mentioned. Obviously not by much...but if your husband is driving a lot then 20 minutes adds up. Also you always get bad rush hour traffic just past camp hill on the way to carlisle if you are traveling west on 81. At least in the evenings anyway. Houses in camp hill are a little more expensive than other areas on the west shore. I would say it is worth it.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:19 PM
 
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Thanks Casper, I sincerely appreciate the info. Our home goes on the market tomorrow and we will be contacting a realtor and planning a trip to the area soon! I know realtors aren't allowed tomadvertise on this forum but is there a place here we can go to find a good realtor?
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:27 AM
 
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Default Newville warning

If you want to live in a town that doesn't allow open burning, then stay away from Newville. They have a good no burning ordinance on their website, but they don't enforce it. A no burn ordinance is good for two reasons: it lowers the amount of air pollution, and it lowers the risk of fires.
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