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Old 09-11-2006, 11:35 AM
 
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We are an interracial family in our mid-20's with a young daughter. I am from Columbus ohio and my fiance is from a small town outside philly. We are looking to find a wonderful safe suburban community (harrisburg?) to raise our family. Our interests include: Excellent academics, sports (girls soccer), men's softball leagues, and a nice social environment. We greatly appreciate any input you have in helping us find a great place to raise our family. Thank you! - McGregors
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:17 AM
 
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You might check my Dream Town post - the schools in the Hummelstown-Hershey-Palmyra areas are looking very good on their scoring compared to state averages... I don't know about the sports, but they seem like very family oriented communities. Do a search for the town's homepages. Happy Hunting; we know how you feel.
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Old 09-16-2006, 10:52 AM
 
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Default go west

Check out Paoli (tredyffrin/Easttown schools).
Or West Chester/Malvern. The Chester County schools are awesome.

good luck
paolipete
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:01 AM
 
Location: selden, NY
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Smile interracial family looking for much the same things

hello Mcgregors, My family and I are looking for a neighbor that will offer the smae accepting environment as our current home town of Selden, Long Island. We've been looking mostly in the NE parts of Penn. Still have not really found our nitch yet. The only way to really get a hands on feel is to visit these places from time to time. Good luck with your search. Let us know if you find something.
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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I have lived in the Hershey-Palmyra area most of my life. While Hershey is nice, it is also expensive to live there. Palmyra, on the other hand is blossoming into a very desirable place to live. The tax base is much lower than Hershey and the homes are less expensive. Being only three miles from Hershey, we are still close enough to enjoy what Hershey has to offer. We are close to Harrisburg shopping centers, close to major highways and nice restaurants. Many people that I know work in Dauphin county, but live in Lebanon county. Our area is becoming more diverse and I know interracial couples that live here without incident. It is not without problems. I don't know any place that is, but the crime rate is very low. I feel very safe and I live alone. Palmyra has really grown in the past few years. New developments have sprung up all over the place. Right outside of town, heading south on Rt. 117, there is a sports center for kids. There is a new one going in right now in North Londonderry Twp. which borders the Palmyra borough. It will offer many types of sports for kids in a rural type area. I think if you take the time to check it out you will be happy.
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:22 PM
 
Location: marcel lake estates, dingman's ferry PA
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Let me tel you I can say since I moved to Dingmans Ferry pa 2yrs. ago I haven't been any happier. We came here because it was very affordable, safe, beautiful, but most of all, The school system!! Deleware Valley school system. I grew up in NY about one hour from here and my school was rivals with Deleware Valey(kids stuff) but my parents always said they were the best school acedemically. My mom couldn't move to PA because my dad was a NY city cop and that was over the limit from where he was aloud to live. Now that I have grown and my Recently adopted chilren are with me i ran here. My husband comutes about 1hour and a half to work every day butr hwe wouldn't live anywhere else. If you love the country and small towns just ask my kids they will tell you it's great. What do they know, I don't tell them it's for the school, they all get sraight A's. Oh by the way, WE are a huge soccer family, my hubby has even been a coach at one point. Sin. afternoons are for Soccer games. GOD LUCK!!!!
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:30 PM
 
Location: N.Y.C.
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you should try allentown i have a friend whos mom moved there and she loves it she was telling us its pretty cheap to live there and plenty of stores and stuff to do
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Do you need to be in the Harrisburg area, or can you go further SE? Has your fiance ever heard of Media, PA, the County Seat of Delaware County? It's a truly WONDERFUL, quaint town with an excellent racial and cultural diversity, a fantastic school district, a lot of community activities, great restaurants, a hsitorical theatre. There are many lovely, older homes, newer townhouses and apartment complexes as well as developments with duplexes. It has a Septa rail line as well as a trolley right in the center of town. It's immediate environs, also part of the school district, are called Rose Tree, Middletown Upper Providence and Springton lake (the ultra-wealthy section). Really a great family town. Here's an informative link for your review.(MODERATOR, PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THIS LINK AS IT IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATION AND RESOURCES): http://mediaboro.com (broken link)
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Knoxville Area
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I am considering a move to Palmyra area or the Pocono area? Does anyone have a suggestion? I love outdoor activities, but don't want to be in a real crowded area with bad traffic. My wife can transfer jobs to either place. I am from Arizona and have been in TN for the last 5 years due to job. Any suggestions on what might be a better place?

Thanks
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:04 PM
 
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How about State College or Bellefonte? Both have great schools and are very safe. There is also many sporting events, thanks to Penn Stae, of course. Good luck!
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