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Old 03-19-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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Hi. I just took a job in Harrisburg, PA and found a cheap home in Steelton. Does anyone know if this is a nice area? I know there are nice, quiet, green areas around Harrisburg, and I'm hoping this is one of them. Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: South Central PA
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It's not really 'ghetto' per say... but I wouldn't neccessarily recommend it.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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Steelton is very blue collar. It's fairly poor and there are a few ghetto areas of town. But it does seem to be on the rebound. The main street is getting a facelift and there is a plan for a new grocery store and retail shops, offices and condos in the near future. Depending on where your home is located it could be worth a lot more in a few years.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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Steelton definitely has a ghetto look to it. Also very depressing with the old steel mills taking up pretty much the entire stretch of the main street through town. I would think nearby Middletown would be a better choice for a decent town with a lower cost of living.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:36 AM
 
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Wow, glad I asked......don't want to be in the getto, but $70,000 for a house was a nice price. Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:03 AM
 
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I suggest check with the local law inforcement depatrment. Maybe chamber of commerace
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:04 AM
 
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check with chamber of commerce, you should be able to get infotmation on realtor.com
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: NH
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Steelton is the compton of Harrisburg.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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Default NO way

Try Middletown, Hummelstown, Chambers hill, Swatara, Lower Paxtang, Colonial Park, Paxtang.....really anything but steelton!!!...
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Old 03-22-2008, 01:20 AM
 
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Listen to Snowrad. He's correct.Susquehanna Township near I-81 is ok also, and close.
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