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Old 04-13-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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Hi!
Any ideas for places to live near....
Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109

that is were my business is located and i can drive up-to 10min -15min from this place.
i AM RELOCATING (from NYC) AND HAVE no IDEA ABOUT the place.
I am Looking for a 1or 2 br... (below 1200)$ for rent.
No kids..Wife will be comin over there for weekends..
Thanks in advance!

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Old 04-14-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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My wife lived in the Twin Lakes complex right on Union Deposit Road when she first came to the area 20 years ago, it was OK then, not sure how it now is Property Management INC . Treeview and Springford (part of the DeSouza-Brown Heatherfield complex of complexes, see Luxury Apartment Homes ) seemed OK 5-10 years ago when I knew folks who lived there.

If your wife is coming out from inside NY City, perhaps a downtown Harrisburg complex (such as Harrisburg Apartment Rentals- Pennsylvania Place- Downtown Harrisburg Apartments, PA ) might be more suitable - frequent Amtrak service including weekends might be less of a drag than driving a car out all the time. If you work normal daytime hours you will be crossing not in traffic to drive out Market Street/Union Deposit Road, so downtown would likely be within your 15 minute window.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:44 PM
 
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thanks!
do you think its a safe area ... downtown...to take apt in or should i increase my 15 min drive window!
yes wifey ll be takin amtrak... and i work sane hours...

Last edited by namesake1981; 04-14-2010 at 12:45 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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Hopefully a couple of city folks will chime in soon, but the downtown, Shipoke, and most of Midtown sections have been cleared out of the randomly targeting criminal element for years now.

The Borough of Middletown (next Amtrak stop towards NYC from Hbg) is modest income, somewhat mixed race, usually considered safe and within about a 15 minute drive from the I-83 Union Deposit Road exit as well. I think not all the trains stop there though. It's close to the airport too. Sometimes people visiting there get freaked out by the close view of the cooling towers of Three Mile Island: Clean, Safe & Reliable
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I lived at Eagle Crest Apartments for almost 8 years until just over 2 years ago. The location is good for traveling around (right near the I-83/Union Deposit Road interchange), and I never had any problems there, though there might be a few slightly shady people there. The apartments themselves are not particularly well constructed though - they are very drafty in the winter, and the AC will get a workout in the summer. You do have windows on opposite sides of the apartment though, which is a positive in the transitional months.

A good friend of mine lives at Twin Lakes, which is about 1/2 mile from Eagle Crest. The demographic that lives at Twin Lakes is similar to that at Eagle Crest.

I'd personally recommend living in downtown Harrisburg, though the area near Pennsylvania Place does roll up its carpet at night and there is relatively little foot traffic in the immediate area of the complex. You would also have to drive through one of the worst parts of Harrisburg to get out to where you'll be working (if you use Market Street - the rough area is between Cameron Street and 18th Street). You definitely would be within 15 minutes via car however (and if you work along UD Road, some bus service would be available too).

BTW, the Harrisburg area is pretty cheap, and definitely A LOT cheaper than New York. You shouldn't have any problems with finding an apartment in your budget just about anywhere in the area.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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Market Street is probably going downhill further out than 18th, now that McDevitt (Catholic) High is pulling out. It's not like it's, say, Camden or Trenton though, and easily enough bypassed with State/Walnut streets or I-83 as an alternative.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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The nice area (and presumably monied area) that is just across Market Street from McDevitt and down the hill probably will prevent the riff-raff from filling in the gap between the bad area near Allison Hill that extends eastward to 18th and the so-so area near (mainly south of) Harrisburg/John Harris High School near 25th, Market, and Union Deposit Road.
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