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Old 10-21-2006, 11:42 PM
 
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I havent seen many if any posts about Elizabethtown Pa ( Lancaster County ).

Can anybody tell me about that area? Is it a safe area ( Crime )? Would it be one of the nicer areas in Lancaster County to raise a family?

Basically any info will really help.

Thanks --- Tony
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:55 PM
 
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Default Nice place

E-town is nice... it has rail service (Amtrak) soon to have commuter rail service. A lot of state government workers live in the area. It is a nice town with a great college, and nice little downtown. It is surrounded by farmland as well... Oh, and it has easy access to 283 which is a highway that connects Lancaster and Harrisburg.
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Old 11-04-2006, 05:38 PM
 
Location: South-Central Penna. (Harrisburg)
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Yeah it is pretty nice. There is a bowling alley in town, it is exactly 16 miles to Harrisburg City and 16 miles to Lancaster City. You pretty much have to travel if you want a job, they have some small retail jobs, a few nursing homes, a lot of the population travels to harrisburg and lancaster. home prices i'd say are around 120 - 150K for a decent starter home. Rent is arounf 550 - 675 -ish, depending on what you have included in the bill. It is a very calm relaxing place. There arent too many violent crimes in Elizabethtown, if any. However, there are drugs and they are easy to get if you know where to go or who to talk to. But not more than any other place in the country. There are great gas stations in the town called Turkey Hills check them out. definatly the best dairy products out there.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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This reply may be too late to be of any use, but here goes. My wife and I had a home in E-town that we got when her parents passed. Our daughter lived there awhile, but moved to an apartment because caring for a house on her own got to be too much. We kept the house for a little longer but had to sell, we were too far away to properly care for it. We had hoped to retire to the area. My opinion, and I've spent lots of tome there, E-town is a great place to live. Small town close to eveything. The town seems to be doing well. We always felt safe there. Most of the people are friendly. The cost of living is reasonable. We may end up there yet, a few more years of work then we'll see.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:44 AM
 
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Does anyone watch Jon and Kate, I thing they live In E-town, does anyone know what style the sister in law Jodi's home is?
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Borne, TX
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My ancestors settled in Elizabethtown after the Revolution. The first row of graves at St. Peters church (behind the downtown post office) are my ancestors. When I visit there the people seem friendly and helpful. If PA was more tax friendly I would consider retiring there.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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My ancestors settled in Elizabethtown after the Revolution. The first row of graves at St. Peters church (behind the downtown post office) are my ancestors. When I visit there the people seem friendly and helpful. If PA was more tax friendly I would consider retiring there.
Pennsylvania does not tax retirement income and some seniors get a 100% property tax rebate, while all get at least something back. Why do you think the state has so many retirees?
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:08 PM
 
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Eliazabethtown College is a good school academically. wouldn't go there though if your looking to play basketball.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Philly
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rooster at provisions in etown is amazing. check it out if u havent yet. looks like the bar downtown is putting a deck on the creek
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