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Old 03-03-2008, 11:16 AM
 
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We have been looking at relatively new homes in both areas. Any feedback on whether one area is nicer than the other? How far would the communte be from Harrisburg and York?
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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York would take about... an hour and 30 to 2 hours depending on traffic using Route 30 (takes 30-45 to gettysburg from route 30 strip of chambersburg, takes about an hour or so from gettysburg to edge of york. Tourist traffic would increase this significiantly during the summer)

Chambersburg to Harrisburg I believe takes about 45 min or so
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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We have been looking at relatively new homes in both areas. Any feedback on whether one area is nicer than the other? How far would the communte be from Harrisburg and York?
Hampden and Silver Spring township are both rapidly growing suburban townships outside of the borough of Mechanicsburg. There is ample shopping, parks and amenities. But it's very suburban and not walkable, you need a car to get everywhere. Hampden township has lower taxes, but I believe the housing prices are a bit lower in Silver Spring. Hampden is also closer to major highways such as 581 and is a few minutes closer to Harrisburg and York. Commute to Harrisburg is about 15 minutes, to York about 30 minutes.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: South Central PA
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York would take about... an hour and 30 to 2 hours depending on traffic using Route 30 (takes 30-45 to gettysburg from route 30 strip of chambersburg, takes about an hour or so from gettysburg to edge of york. Tourist traffic would increase this significiantly during the summer)

Chambersburg to Harrisburg I believe takes about 45 min or so
I was having a brain fart, I for some reason was thinking about chambersburg.


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Old 03-15-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Harrisburg, PA area
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Hampden Township homes will probably have higher appreciation than Silver Spring IMO.

The commute to York is more like 40 minutes but not bad because you are going against traffic (more people commute from York to Harrisburg to work). Paying for gas can get old though.
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: NH
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I don't think we have enough Mechanicsburg threads.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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Hampden is a little more built up and congested, although Silver Spring is growing rapidly and not far behind it. You will probably get better re-sale in Hampden Township although you will also pay a little more for your house. Honestly, both areas are lovely. CV schools are top notch and the difference between the two areas is so small. There isn't a "wrong side of the tracks" in the area. Silver Spring Township was just on the outskirts when the big development of the area started. Now Hampden is out of room and the sprawl is continuing out into Silver Spring Township. I might have more specific information on specific developments, if you've narrowed it down or have something in mind.

Green Ridge and Shaull Elementary Schools usually receive a lot of praise. But, again, you won't pick a bad school in the CV school district. It's a fairly affluent area, very family oriented, and, generally, people here really care about the schools and their community. Good luck!!!
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