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Old 01-14-2019, 07:30 PM
 
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What towns/neighborhoods do single professionals in their 30s and late 20s tend to live in this area? Rent max is about $1500.
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:44 PM
 
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Midtown Harrisburg, or parts of Lancaster City.

In Hershey, the row of new chain restaurants (north side of W. Chocolate Ave., between Ridge and Linden) was initially proposed to have apartments on upper floors. However, the township remains so addicted to parking minimums in its zoning code that the developer had to drop those.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:46 PM
 
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Midtown Harrisburg, or parts of Lancaster City.

In Hershey, the row of new chain restaurants (north side of W. Chocolate Ave., between Ridge and Linden) was initially proposed to have apartments on upper floors. However, the township remains so addicted to parking minimums in its zoning code that the developer had to drop those.
People who live in the near suburbs of Harrisburg seem very negative about it. Are downtown and Midtown Harrisburg really any less safe than a larger city like DC or Philly?
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:55 PM
 
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City-data.com crime index

Philadelphia 518
DC 582
Harrisburg city limits 666

So, apparently, yes.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:33 PM
 
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Midtown or Downtown Harrisburg 100%. LOTS of new development happening. Lancaster is a bit further along, but that would mean a commute time around 40 + mins every day. Camp Hill and Hershey are really the only other thriving suburban walkable towns but, to be honest they are more family oriented and do not have a younger vibe.

Anyone who thinks Harrisburg is unsafe, really has had no experience living in a major city. I laugh. Harrisburg is totally fine.
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:45 PM
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Midtown or Downtown Harrisburg 100%. LOTS of new development happening. Lancaster is a bit further along, but that would mean a commute time around 40 + mins every day. Camp Hill and Hershey are really the only other thriving suburban walkable towns but, to be honest they are more family oriented and do not have a younger vibe.

Anyone who thinks Harrisburg is unsafe, really has had no experience living in a major city. I laugh. Harrisburg is totally fine.
What streets bound the areas that compose Midtown Harrisburg and Downtown Harrisburg? I know that the school district has issues, but there is a house or two in Harrisburg that I really like and am wondering if they lie within those areas. Here's one: street address 2707 N. nd St 17110.
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:53 PM
 
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What streets bound the areas that compose Midtown Harrisburg and Downtown Harrisburg? I know that the school district has issues, but there is a house or two in Harrisburg that I really like and am wondering if they lie within those areas. Here's one: street address 2707 N. nd St 17110.
That address would be considered uptown Harrisburg.

The wiki page has details on the boundaries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midtown,_Harrisburg
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:52 PM
 
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I thought that 17110 was/is in the flood zone ???
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:57 PM
 
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I thought that 17110 was/is in the flood zone ???
Flood zones vary by block - the valley seems flat in a car but there are topographic undulations more detectable on a bike.
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Old 11-24-2019, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Harrisburg, PA
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City-data.com crime index

Philadelphia 518
DC 582
Harrisburg city limits 666

So, apparently, yes.
FBI Offenses Known to Law Enforcement
by State by City, 2018
Uniform Crime Reporting
Total Incidents

Philadelphia, PA
Population: 1,584,138
Total violent crimes (2018): 14,420
Total violent crime rate (2018) per 100,000: 910.3

Total property crimes (2018): 49,145
Total property crime rate (2018) per 100,000: 3,102.3


Washington, DC
Population: 702,455
Total violent crimes (2018): 6,613
Total violent crime rate (2018) per 100,000: 941.4

Total property crimes (2018): 29,993
Total property crime rate (2018) per 100,000: 4,269.7


Harrisburg, PA
Population: 49,229
Total violent crimes (2018): 531
Total violent crime rate (2018) per 100,000: 1,078.6

Total property crimes (2018): 1,252
Total property crime rate (2018) per 100,000: 2,543.2


Homicides (2018):
Philadelphia, PA: 351
Rate per 100,000: 22.2

Washington, DC: 160
Rate per 100,000: 22.8

Harrisburg, PA: 15
Rate per 100,000: 30.5

As you can see they are fairly comparable, though it does appear Harrisburg has slightly higher violent crime rate but much lower property crime rate than both Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Keep in mind the above statistics are for crimes known/reported to law enforcement, so we will not know the real final statistics. Philadelphia and Washington, DC being larger cities may have an increased likelihood of underreporting crime statistics, even if unintentionally. Hopefully this information is helpful and can be used for comparison!
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