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Old 03-20-2009, 03:27 AM
 
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Hey I may get a job offer in the Hershey area in the coming weeks, and I've pretty much ruled out Harrisburg as a potential place to live after browsing this forum and looking at the city data. I don't mind a long commute because I know I can't tolerate the rural setting of Hershey.
So with Harrisburg out of the question, what are my options? I need an area with a lot of potential for socializing with professionals my age (25ish) and a vibrant night-life. So either an urban area like that or one of its sub-urbans. I'm not seeing any area nearby with that potential, please enlighten me if I'm wrong.
Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:33 AM
 
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Well, if you don't like Harrisburg you can try Lancaster. Lancaster City: Moving to Lancaster Or maybe York. However I'm not sure whatever turned you off of Harrisburg is much different in either of those small cities.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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You may have to extend your commute time and locate to the northwestern portion of Philly.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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I saw quite a few comments about drugs and violence in Harrisburg so that's what turned me off. Of course I know the same elements exist in bigger cities, but I'm just worried that with a small city its more difficult to escape it. Thanks for the tip about Lancaster, I'll check it out. NW of Philly is def too far so I hope Lancaster impresses me.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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Ok so I just read a thread "Diversity in Lancaster County PA"...and I'm not too impressed. I would hate to have to refuse an offer in this economy, but location really means alot to me.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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Hey I may get a job offer in the Hershey area in the coming weeks, and I've pretty much ruled out Harrisburg as a potential place to live after browsing this forum and looking at the city data. I don't mind a long commute because I know I can't tolerate the rural setting of Hershey.
So with Harrisburg out of the question, what are my options? I need an area with a lot of potential for socializing with professionals my age (25ish) and a vibrant night-life. So either an urban area like that or one of its sub-urbans. I'm not seeing any area nearby with that potential, please enlighten me if I'm wrong.
Thanks!
Uhh....you just described Harrisburg. Too bad you ruled it out. Harrisburg has a very active young professionals group. Harrisburg Young Professionals
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:37 AM
 
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Hi - my husband and i have a cute 1500sq ft single for sale in Lebanon city. There is a lot of diversity there, close to Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster, and Reading. It is really close to the Hospital. We lived there when he was a resident. We used to walk to grocery store, downtown to restaurants, YMCA (its a GREAT one), farmers' market. We are just tired of having it, since we are far away now, and rental stuff is a pain. We are selling this spring. Let me know if you'd like pictures!
Take care
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:38 AM
 
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Oh yeah, also - its only about 15-25 minutes to Hershey, depending on what part of Hershey.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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My guess is that if he doesn't want to live in Hershey for the reasons mentioned, he certainly wouldn't find anything in Lebanon to attract him.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm surprised Harrisburg was written off. Sure some of the city is a downright GHETTO, but the Midtown/Downtown area has been bouncing back VERY nicely as of late.
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