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Old 04-25-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: NY
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Since the old thread was closed, hopefully we can start over and keep things to the topic. Thanks to all who have given info/advice on the other thread as I am very interested in this area.
I will be coming through Chambersburg on Sunday on my way home from Pittsburg just to do a quick look around and get a very quick feel for the town/area. Anything I should check out in particular good or bad? I will not be able to spend a lot of time there unfortunately but will be coming back later in the spring to look more closely.
Thank you, Jim.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:58 PM
 
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the old post were on topic and truthful. I'd start by having lunch at say , texas lunch , stoners , or one of the buffets in town. You can meet some of the locals that way.
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:59 PM
 
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Actually if you are coming from pittsburgh, on 76, i'd get off at i think it's the littleton exit, 522? which can take you on a scenic back route to mcconnellsburg, past cowans gap state park . The park is a popular destination for the locals and mcconnellsburg is a town with alot of people moving to chambersburg or vise versa. Then you can take 30 down the mountain into chambersburg. On 30 in town more (the road splits into one way streets) are the texas lunch, hoss's, ponderosa , and ryan's . On wayne ave is stoners )wayne is just south of 30 if you turn right at the hospital. These are the popular restaurants and you can mingle and chat more at these types of places. Of course we have almost every chain restaurant in town, but they are not as conducive to conversations with others. (and they are close to the highway, so alot of travelers there). Of course if you can stop and stroll down the main st as there are some stores there.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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i'm not too busy today, so look online for some open houses , i think there are like 6. trulia is not a realtor , btw.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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since i am not a realtor i will be allowed to say , try trulia and put in shippensburg, and then open houses this week. There are a few. One is on like 6 acres, huge home, and taxes were less than $2000. Could give you a good idea of whats out there. The home is not in cburg or ship, but in between but close to alot of things.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:20 PM
 
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since i am not a realtor i will be allowed to say , try trulia and put in shippensburg, and then open houses this week. There are a few. One is on like 6 acres, huge home, and taxes were less than $2000. Could give you a good idea of whats out there. The home is not in cburg or ship, but in between but close to alot of things.
oops , and put in 10 mile radius. ship as a starting point won't make the homes too far south and stay more in this general area.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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As a matter of fact jeepejeep, if you have time you should also take the scenic route out of town . Continue on 30 east into gettysburg, take 15 north up to 81, you will pass through some more areas with land , etc... get to see other towns. Dillsburg, camp hill , boiling springs, mechanicsburg ...on the way back to 81. And from chambersburg to gettysburg, you'll go through fayetteville, etc.. another state park area, past the Appalachian trail. It's very scenic. So you may find more areas you like too.

And while in chambersburg, if you want to see the worst area here, look up big lots, it's also off 30 by CVS. Behind big lots is "the projects" which look fairly livable to me, and are not projects at all compared to NY projects. I've driven through there to show people the "bad" area. Also the few blocks around that cvs is what most consider bad part, but really harmless looking to me.

If you heard of the center square, it's really like a fountain in the middle of 30 heading west. It's two one way streets and a fountain is in the middle of the road. You do not drive around this like a traffic circle (although i've seen many try to do it.) But if you park around there , and get out to walk the town, the chamber of commerce is there. They have lots of tourist info, maps etc... stop in there with questions. I was given a book they put out, it has alot of info, i think they sell it there.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce |

here is the place, looks like they have a video too
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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This weekend might not be the best time to "get a feel" for the town, unfortunately. The area has just been whacked with severe storms that caused a lot of damage. Chambersburg didn't get hit as hard as York / Lancaster / Harrisburg, so most of the damage is debris and light flooding (as opposed to our uprooted 100-year-old trees and structural damage).

By all means, stop by and visit, but just be aware that the town won't be at its best this weekend.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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Thanks for all the info. I'm in Pittsburgh now and will be in Chambersburg tomorrow probably around noon or so.Hopefully the storm damage isn't too bad and folks are OK.
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