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Old 08-29-2015, 06:25 PM
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Hello all, I would like to move to the area because it's a transportation hub for many industries (both rail and trucking), and I was hoping you guys could help me out on some details.

I'm a white male in my 20s, single, and from California. I've been to PA several times when visiting family out there and have always wanted to move there. I have a interest in transportation and intend to get into that field. I come from a part of California with a lot of farms and dairys so I'm used to the rural lifestyle that I've read about in the Harrisburg area.

Assuming I can land a job it'll most likely be either in Carlisle/Middlesex area or Enola. I'll most likely be working nights so I won't have to worry about the morning time traffic, but how is the traffic in the evenings? Since I've never lived in the snow before, how will the winter affect my commute times? Do I need a AWD car to drive in the snow or should a FWD car be fine?

With the above being said, what are some good areas that are SAFE and have easy access to Carlisle or Enola? At first I would like to rent, but after a year or two assuming I still like the area I would like to buy a small house.

If I think of anything else I'll be sure to add it here.

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Old 08-30-2015, 08:12 AM
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If you're going to be working nights, I don;t think you will have much issue with traffic. It's better to have a AWD drive in the snow. Overnight snowfall can be really bad and visibility is low. Plus the plowing of the roads is not always punctual, and the usually focus on the major roads first.
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