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Old 04-18-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Pman you live in philly?? enough said.
really? doesn't seem to mean anything. I've lived in a small town and big city. I got along fine with both.

I'm glad you found out rural pennsylvania is rural. please don't leak it out.

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Old 04-19-2011, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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Nice to see the post was resurected, but could we get the discussion back on track?
 
Old 04-19-2011, 06:53 AM
 
Location: NY
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You're %100 correct. Anyone else currently living in Chambersburg or know about it who can give us prospective residents ideas? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-19-2011, 07:43 AM
 
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chambersburg is a lovely town to live in . Our property taxes are fairly low, our schools are excellent, we rate very high in the standardized tests each year. The crime is non existent. The people are all so friendly and smart. They will go out of their way to help you out. You can sleep with your doors unlocked. you can leave your keys in the car if you want, it is so darn safe here. We attract only the finest police officers in the country, they make sure every one abides by the law. There are no drugs here. There is no teen pregnancy or out of wedlock children born here. Our groceries are the most reasonably priced in the northeast. We have excellent weather, we have long dry cool winters with no snow. Our summers average about 80 degrees with no humidity. There is every restaurant and store you could ever need here. The health care is top notch and all the best doctors are attracted to this area. You have so much to do, parks, fairs festivals, art shows, theater , concerts, malls. Keep your calenders handy so you can plan a fun filled year. The town takes such good care of things, they even shovel my sidewalk if we happen to get that once in 10 year snowstorm. Please let us know when you will be moving so we can all be off from work to assist you. we look forward to meeting you
 
Old 04-19-2011, 05:35 PM
 
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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chambersburg is a lovely town to live in . Our property taxes are fairly low, our schools are excellent, we rate very high in the standardized tests each year. The crime is non existent. The people are all so friendly and smart. They will go out of their way to help you out. You can sleep with your doors unlocked. you can leave your keys in the car if you want, it is so darn safe here. We attract only the finest police officers in the country, they make sure every one abides by the law. There are no drugs here. There is no teen pregnancy or out of wedlock children born here. Our groceries are the most reasonably priced in the northeast. We have excellent weather, we have long dry cool winters with no snow. Our summers average about 80 degrees with no humidity. There is every restaurant and store you could ever need here. The health care is top notch and all the best doctors are attracted to this area. You have so much to do, parks, fairs festivals, art shows, theater , concerts, malls. Keep your calenders handy so you can plan a fun filled year. The town takes such good care of things, they even shovel my sidewalk if we happen to get that once in 10 year snowstorm. Please let us know when you will be moving so we can all be off from work to assist you. we look forward to meeting you
I hope you all realize i just posted this to please the others, this is nothing what it's like. I have lived in small towns near seattle washington, and a small town on the north fork of long island. The other two were very similar , this town is not. Be careful , the grass isn't always greener. You pay high taxes in Washington and NY , but you get really good services. If you don't need them services then come here. Your taxes are just a write off on your taxes. People don't want to hear the truth . Some retirees have too much time on their hands. Pman and some others here have never lived here. thank you
 
Old 04-19-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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We're also considering retiring to the Chambersburg area. We're looking for a fairly large piece of land in the 10-20 acre range. What are taxes like in this area? I has got to be better than Long Island, NY. We have a 40X100 plot and pay over $7,000 here. Thank you.
I can now understand why you want to leave, valley stream is really a very busy area. I would think you'd like it anywhere in Pennsylvania or new hampshire too
 
Old 04-20-2011, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I hope you all realize i just posted this to please the others, this is nothing what it's like. I have lived in small towns near seattle washington, and a small town on the north fork of long island. The other two were very similar , this town is not. Be careful , the grass isn't always greener. You pay high taxes in Washington and NY , but you get really good services. If you don't need them services then come here. Your taxes are just a write off on your taxes. People don't want to hear the truth . Some retirees have too much time on their hands. Pman and some others here have never lived here. thank you
I apologize if my initial post was too dismissive of your opinions and off-topic, but my point was basically just to keep things in perspective. Of course, the experiences you share should not be considered less valid simply because they've been negative. However, when you compare small towns in suburban Long Island and suburban Seattle to a relatively remote small town in rural PA, I think the biggest difference you'd find is fewer amenities of more major metro areas, less affluence, and unfortunately lower levels of educational attainment. In other words, I'm actually validating your opinion but also trying to offer some insights as to why not all small towns are the same. There's a broader context that needs to be considered.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 07:26 AM
 
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I apologize if my initial post was too dismissive of your opinions and off-topic, but my point was basically just to keep things in perspective. Of course, the experiences you share should not be considered less valid simply because they've been negative. However, when you compare small towns in suburban Long Island and suburban Seattle to a relatively remote small town in rural PA, I think the biggest difference you'd find is fewer amenities of more major metro areas, less affluence, and unfortunately lower levels of educational attainment. In other words, I'm actually validating your opinion but also trying to offer some insights as to why not all small towns are the same. There's a broader context that needs to be considered.
I do know that, and the towns i lived in were smaller than chambersburg,yet we did not have the negative things i encounter here. There are plenty of amenites within driving distance, i have said that. I have said i like it here, and will have friends to return to visit. The one thing you cannot control in this area, is the intelligence and common sense and mentality of the locals. I work with people who have shown me these things, they taught me the word pensyltucky and HD (humdinger), that is how they refer to the people they have grown up around. So we make fun of my accent and rude NY'ers and we have fun talking of the locals. It's ok to make fun with things that are true. I should realize that when someone wants to relocate, they really don't want the truth. They really only want the good to come out, and really nothing anyone says on this board will make them change their minds. (i know , i have been there, i should have been more intuitive as to what i was told.) thank you
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