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Old 08-23-2007, 11:14 AM
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I was looking in Waynesboro - but heard a possible negative mark. Heard positive things about Greencastle. But can anyone else recommend a small quaint town in the area of PA just north of Hagerstown. I would like to stay in a 30-40 mile commute from Hagerstown. My family and I (working husband, stay-at-home wife and two small home-schooled children)are taking a site visit in mid-September and will only have a week to search. We are trying to narrow down a few towns and then just search those out once we get there. HELP HELP HELP.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:06 PM
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shippensburg is a nice, small town. you can take I-81 S about 30 miles to get to hagerstown from shippensburg.
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:24 PM
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Default Thanks for the Shippensburg info

I know there are at least two universities in Shippensburg - is it too much of a college town, or are the school not have that significant of a presence there? I have little children and being a stay at home mom, would like to have lots to do nearby but live in a small town.
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:57 PM
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Very much a college town and housing is extremely cheap because it is not a very desirable place to live. Sure, it has some historic old-town charm, but the drive to Hagerstown would be more than you really need. I would highly recommend Chambersburg, although check out the part of Chambersburg it is in. You don't want to be in town. The east end of Chambersburg (out by the wal-mart) is really nice. That's where I am moving to and my mother lives there as well. It's peaceful and a country-like setting, but still close to shopping. I can understand the small children aspect as I have one of those myself.
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