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Old 12-11-2006, 12:47 PM
 
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Considering moving to the Lititz area with my husband and 3 young kids. Husband will be working in Lebanon. Lititz looked like a nice area, with good schools, and an acceptable commute for my husband. Any info. you have about the area would be great. Or, if there are any other towns to consider, let me know. Thnaks.
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:34 AM
 
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I lived in Lititz for 2 years about 10 years ago and have always loved that area. It was one of the best areas to live at that time and I can only assume that it's still that way. Hopefully someone who is more familiar with the present day Lititz will be able to give you more insight; but if not, I would definitely recommend it.
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Old 12-12-2006, 10:11 AM
 
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I live in Ephrata, which is a little further east than Lititz. Lititiz is a charming little town, with a wonderful main street. It is getting quite trendy, and therefore is a little more expensive than some other towns around. Very attractive place, beautiful park downtown, within an acceptable distance to pretty much anything you would need (Lancaster would be where you would likely go for "major" shopping).

I would recommend some of the western suburbs of Ephrata as well... lots of new developments going up if that's your thing, and Clay Elementary is the best elementary school in the immediate area.

anything else you would like to know? I can take a shot at it. I moved down here five years ago, so I have a newcomer's perspective.
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:32 PM
 
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Default Helpful info.

Thanks for the helpful insight. It's so nice to get some positive comments about an area. It makes me much more optimistic about moving. We thought we might be moving to NJ, and the majority of the comments on the NJ sight were negative, about most areas of NJ. It definetly had an affect on our decision of whether or not to move. Glad that there are still some postive things to say about the great state of PA. I'm glad we decided to stay. Kitty71, I'm sure I'll be in touch with more questions about the area. Thanks again.
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:40 PM
 
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Smile Lititz

I was born and raised in Lebanon, PA and find Lititz to be a very charming town with wholesome good people as residents. I'm sure you would find Lititz to be a lovely place to raise a family. It's quaint and full of German tradition with wonderful food and customs. Lebanon has changed so much in the past 20 years, but of course will always feel like home to me. I moved to Maryland 19 years ago, but still have much family in the Lebanon area and visit frequently. Good luck with all of your plans. Relocating a family can be very stessful, but I'm confident you would like the small town and charming feel of Lititz.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:37 PM
 
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I suggest you come to PA and take a walk around in some of the small towns, Its very hard to get a feel from someone elses description. There are many very nice towns that have a lot to offer but most have at least one draw back, this is a tourist area. Hershey ( Home of Hershey everything) Lititz is historical, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, York, Strasburg,,,,,but the small burgs, Boros & dorfs in between, (yes I live in Womelsdorf ) there is a lot to offer.

Last edited by Kay's mom; 12-13-2006 at 04:37 PM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:09 AM
 
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The worst thing I can say about Lititz is watch out for the traffic when they have the craft fairs; if I remember right they use to shut down the main street and some other streets and the traffic was horrendous. Not a really bad thing but something to keep in mind.
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:30 AM
 
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We only drove through Lititz once on our way to Lancaster, but we were in awe by how well-kept and charming the main drag through town was. I was still young at the time, and I fondly recall my parents yelling at me to watch my language when I read the sign and said, in a French accent, "We're in Le Titz!" It seemed a bit congested, but overall a nice place to call home.
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Old 12-15-2006, 12:57 PM
 
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The best times of year to see Lititz is fall (when the leaves are changing) and Christmas time. They really go all out to make it look like a Rockefeller Christmas Town.
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Old 12-16-2006, 06:42 AM
 
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Thanks for the great posts. Lititz and the surrounding areas sound like a place we could call "home". Currently, I'm not too far away, only about 1 1/2 hours north of Lititz in the Conyngham area. So it won't be too difficult to get down there frequently to check things out. Conyngham is absolutley beautiful, we love it here. But my husband is changing jobs, hence the move. Besides, the schools are a big issue here. My kids will be fine in Elem. and Middle school. But as for Hazelton High School....that's another post altogether. The schools in and around Lititz look great. I'm looking forward to it.
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