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Old 02-26-2007, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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I will be starting a job in Lewisburg this summer and we have been looking at housing in the surrounding area. How bad would the commute from Selinsgrove to Lewisburg be? I have heard bad things about the traffic around 15 in Selinsgrove. Specifically, what is Monroe Township by the golf course like? Is the Airport a nuisance? Also, having young kids, how do the schools compare? I would prefer to live in the Lewisburg school district, but the housing availability seems pretty limited (at least the type we prefer). Most available housing (not in a flood zone) is in treeless developments plopped on former farm fields.
If you moved to the area near the golf course you would soon learn the back roads so that your commute to Lewisburg could avoid "the strip" and Route 15 altogether.

Since you prefer Lewisburg, have you checked out the Linntown area, near the schools and the new football field? It's a nice area with lots of trees. I'm not sure what your price range is, but some of these are high-end homes. Most of Winfield is also in the Lewisburg school district and there are some nicer development areas or rural homes with trees.

Your best bet is to find a local realtor (most cover both Selinsgrove and Lewisburg areas), tell them what you want and see what comes up. A great website to check houses is:

http://www.bowenagency.com

You can search MLS listings by price, # of bedrooms, school district, whatever your criteria may be.

I know you said you'd prefer Lewisburg SD, but Selinsgrove is making great strides to become the best SD in the Susquehanna Valley area. I think education-wise both SDs are similar. Whichever you decide on, I'm sure you'll be pleased.

Best of luck to you.
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:24 PM
 
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I apologize to vrdeaton. I didn't mean to hijack this thread and I can start a new one if necessary.

I do appreciate the informative responses. I should've qualified my previous statement that I would prefer to live in Lewisburg to live closer to work not just based on the school district. Also, we weren't enamored with the homes in our budget. This is not saying that there isn't quality housing there, it is just that there are few houses available in the neighborhoods we like (and can afford).

I have noticed some properties in Monroe Manor online (not the newest development) in Selinsgrove that caught our eye.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:25 PM
 
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I apologize to vrdeaton. I didn't mean to hijack this thread and I can start a new one if necessary.

I do appreciate the informative responses. I should've qualified my previous statement that I would prefer to live in Lewisburg to live closer to work not just based on the school district. Also, we weren't enamored with the homes in our budget. This is not saying that there isn't quality housing there, it is just that there are few houses available in the neighborhoods we like (and can afford).

I have noticed some properties in Monroe Manor online (not the newest development) in Selinsgrove that caught our eye.
Monroe Manor is a great choice. The houses are very nice there.
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:39 PM
 
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Default Bypass

Which neighborhoods will be impacted by the new 15 bypass?
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Some areas around Winfield and across the back roads. Some members of our church have to move due to this. They're located behind the mall near where Fisher Road, Park Road and App Road all come together.

There's a map available somewhere - maybe in the Snyder County Courthouse. It's hard to picture the layout. I thought it would be in one area near the airport but they're building a brand new development back there so I guess I had it pictured wrong in my head.

I believe it will also impact Orchard Hills somewhat. That's the development near the Giant Shopping plaza (near Kmart) where 11/15 split.

This bypass will be a HUGE improvement to our area but I feel badly for those people who have to move or who will have reduced property values because of it.
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:19 PM
 
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Here's a link maps of the bypass;

http://www.csvt.com/

And one about Monroe Township;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_...,_Pennsylvania
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:38 PM
 
Location: South-Central Penna. (Harrisburg)
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You need to watch out when youre going up and down rt 11 & 15. There are several Amish people in the area, so slow down! If you look hard enough you can find drugs and such, but it isnt a major problem. In shamokin dam and hummels wharf there are dozens of retail jobs, a medical center and lots of other stuff. they have a tokyo diner, sheetz, arbys, ruby tuesdays, car dealerships, palm reader, dozens of gas stations, etc etc. They have several homes for for sale in the area. Along the river there are floods every few years. Although it sounds strangs, there are a lot of people from harrisburg area who drive there (about an hour). It is the major city of the area, such as Coudersport or Galeton. I dont know about petty crime but I have never heard of a random killing in that area ever. You might have to deal with drunk people, yelling, someone urinating on your lawn, minor nuisances like that maybe, but nothing else.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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vrdeaton, your posts all seem to be referring to sunbury. selinsgrove is a great town to raise a family. rentals and home sales are available and you'll want to contact Bowen Realty to start.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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but is it insane in selinsgrove?
No.

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what about schools
Bad.

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employment?
Theres a strip with a lot of stores/etc. If you dont have a college degree, its good. If you do, bad.

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is it a good place to raise a family?
Bad, if you care about your kids getting a good high school education. Good otherwise. Its by Bucknell though, which is a top school in engineering, if your kids are of college age.

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Danville safer?
Yes, but that doesnt mean Selingsgrove is "bad". I dont like Danville, because its basically a town built around a nice hospital. If you have kids, and you arent a doctor, prepare for them to be faced with kids making fun of them, if they dont wear name brands. I dont live there, but my mother did, and she said she got made fun of pretty bad because she wasnt a doctors kid. Things may have changed in 18 years though(my mom had me a little early).

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but is there rental property availiable?
Yes, a lot of people in this sort of area cant afford to buy. People that have money do take advantage of this.

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should i make the 2 1/2 hr drive?
absolutely.

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will i find anything thats not ghetto?
Erm, selinsgrove never came came off as "ghetto" to me(see shamokin). Try sunbury, that area seems pretty nice(its right across the river from selinsgrove), and there is a theater to take your kids in town.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:07 PM
 
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ry sunbury, that area seems pretty nice(its right across the river from selinsgrove), and there is a theater to take your kids in town.
Where's the theater at?
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