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Old 11-04-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Hello,

I am interviewing for a job in Harrisburg. If I end up taking the job, I was thinking of moving to Lititz or Manheim TWP. How is the commute? I assume I would take Hwy 283. I would like to find a house under 300K. Is this possible in the area?

Thanks
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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Hello,

I am interviewing for a job in Harrisburg. If I end up taking the job, I was thinking of moving to Lititz or Manheim TWP. How is the commute? I assume I would take Hwy 283. I would like to find a house under 300K. Is this possible in the area?

Thanks
Why not pick an area closer to Harrisburg?

Elizabethtown-Elizabethtown Borough - Lancaster County PA is a great little town and it's 20 minutes from Harrisburg.

Middletown-Middletown Borough - Dauphin County - PA is even closer yet at 10 minutes.

Lititz is a nice town to live in but the commute to Harrisburg will be at least 50 minutes. I think that is too far when there are plenty of nice communities closer to your work.

Lancaster County Website

www.DauphinCounty.org | Homepage

Yes you can find a nice house in the area for under 300K. I was born and raised in Lancaster County so I know it's a nice place to live and work.

Good Luck and feel free to ask me any questions about the area.

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Old 11-04-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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You make some good points. We have some family in the Lititz area. My wife and I are expecting our second child. It would really help to be close to family when the time comes.

I have about an hour commute now. I assumed everyone on the Eastern coast area had that long of a commute.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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My wife travels from Lititz to Middletown everyday for work and it takes her about 45 minutes via Route 772 and I-283. Plenty of houses here in your price range. Good luck.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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You make some good points. We have some family in the Lititz area. My wife and I are expecting our second child. It would really help to be close to family when the time comes.

I have about an hour commute now. I assumed everyone on the Eastern coast area had that long of a commute.
Nope. There is just no need to commute that far in the Harrisburg area. You can find less than 300k with great schools in a nice suburb ten minutes from downtown Harrisburg.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: South Central PA
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Nope. There is just no need to commute that far in the Harrisburg area. You can find less than 300k with great schools in a nice suburb ten minutes from downtown Harrisburg.
I concur. Though 30 minutes would be more realistic to give a really nice selection of places.
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