U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Harrisburg area
Harrisburg area Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 02-13-2017, 02:35 PM
28 posts, read 32,285 times
Reputation: 57


Hi all. My family is living in Lebanon County right now, but we are planning to move back to Dauphin County in the summer. We will be renting a house. We have 3 boys - next year they will be in 3rd, 4th, and 7th grades. Our #1 choice is to find a house in Hershey so the kids can be in Derry Twp, but the last time we moved, we were unable to find a house in Hershey by the time we had to move (our previous rental house in Palmyra needed the entire septic system replaced, so we had to move even though we didn't want to). So we ended up renting in Cornwall Lebanon SD, which is good for schools, but too far from most of the stuff we enjoy (Whitaker Center, the state museum, day trips to Inner Harbor, etc), and Lebanon city has virtually nothing going on.

Anyway, if we can't find a house in Hershey, we're thinking we'd consider Central Dauphin or Lower Dauphin (not CD East - heard that's pretty bad). Can anyone offer insight on either or both of these districts - or compare the two? We're interested in the social climate as well as academics. Is the environment friendlier at one of the two? Better/nicer teachers? Should we stay away from any CD elementary in particular? Just want the kids somewhere with a decent program where they're relatively happy to be for the day.

Thanks in advance for any advice!!
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message

Old 02-14-2017, 07:01 AM
4,267 posts, read 10,388,879 times
Reputation: 3840
Folks seem happier with LD vs. CD but not sure on specifics as to why and don't know either about which elementary school.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2017, 11:27 PM
Location: Hershey
1 posts, read 607 times
Reputation: 10
Hi mamabear,

I'm a licensed real estate agent with Brownstone Real Estate in Hershey, so I'm very familiar with Hershey and the surrounding areas. You can get school ratings on realtor.com. There are several rental homes available currently in Hershey and typically, the market picks up as we enter the warmer months, so don't lose hope about finding a home in Hershey. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me! Thanks and good luck! ☺
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Harrisburg area

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top