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Old 02-21-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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But the negative thing seems to be the job growth! Or am i wrong? I do not live there but i heard from many people that many companies are laying off employee's and new comapanies are not moving into the area.

Is that true?

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Lancaster County is like new shoes, you have to brake them in or else you'll be uncomfortable. As long as you aren't very wacky you should be able to find friends pretty fast. The eastern part of Lancaster County is very conservative, the west side is more new age. As for scenery, Lancaster County is very beautiful and the county is very healthy, unlike Houston which ranks 2nd in the country as the most unhealthiest city in America. Lancaster should be a good fit for you.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:27 PM
 
Location: I hate PA
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But the negative thing seems to be the job growth! Or am i wrong? I do not live there but i heard from many people that many companies are laying off employee's and new comapanies are not moving into the area.

Is that true?

thanks
Yes, very true. You also have to pay a $52 EMS tax that comes out of your first paycheck. Since this whole universal healthcare thing, businesses are losing money and laying off workers to compensate and lick their wounds. Welcome to PA
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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Huh? What is this about ? I never heard of that? A joke huh? ("You also have to pay a $52 EMS tax that comes out of your first paycheck")

So Lancaster county is having a lay off problem? Does this mean the county is going down? Homes dropping in price? Without jobs the homes will drop in price fast, how else can people get by?


Overall how does everybody like living in Lancaster compared to where they are originally from?

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Yes, very true. You also have to pay a $52 EMS tax that comes out of your first paycheck. Since this whole universal healthcare thing, businesses are losing money and laying off workers to compensate and lick their wounds. Welcome to PA
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:30 AM
 
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Hi to the locals of Lancaster County! Could you please read the posts above and please give me as much info as possible on Lancaster County? Jobs, cost of living, property taxes, the schools- not only the best for educaction but also safety, crime areas, Malls , anything helps.

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Old 03-13-2007, 07:13 PM
 
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http://local.lancasteronline.com/4/201670
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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Unemployment in Lancaster County is 3.8%, lowest in the state. Some of the larger companies are reducing their workforce and moving some or all of their operations oversees or to Mexico to take advantage of cheaper labor. This happens everyday throughout the U.S., so it's not just a Lancaster County problem. Overall, the job market here is good to very good. There are a number of companies who are hiring skilled blue-collar workers; some are really hurting for good employees. Job-seekers may want to focus on the smaller companies.

As far as crime is concerned all I know is that I can sleep much better here then I did before we left Philly. Granted, there are some issues here, but nothing out of the ordinary. Your wife can take your kids to the playground and not worry about having her purse snatched or being forced to dodge bullets. Some areas are bad, but most of the county is safe, day or night.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, PA
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I have lived here for most of my 28 years and have never heard about NYC gangs infiltrating our county. This is a pretty cool place to live and getting more diversified. Closer to the city is better, if you ask me. Drugs are a problem everywhere; some places are worse than others, and some places are good at hiding their problems.

I was born and raised here and I am a Christian, but also a democrat, and my best friend is gay. So we're not ALL that narrow-minded.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, PA
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So the good news is that the police busted these guys and made an example out of them. In my opinion, that's a positive post.
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:48 AM
 
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I'm very glad to read the post above and hear that they caught those drug dealing bums. But now to make a real example they should lock them up forever. And make the next person think twice before they do the same crime. I hope they dont get a slap on the wrist and get fined and 15 years in jail or something. Life in jail sounds fair to me.


Keep this Lancaster post going. I'm sure its helpful to others not just me.
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:56 AM
 
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Default yes please, keep the post going!

I've looked at greatschools.net and seen the scores of the area school districts - I suppose if they are strong academically, it is a decent representation of the atmosphere of the schools (ie under control, respectful etc.) - but aside from those scores, can anyone from the area vouch for the schools listed as "average" like Manheim Central or Donegal? Drugs? Sex? Danger? Disrespect? Parent involvement? Teachers that care/seek out problem kids to help improve their situation? Someone mentioned they heard good things about Manheim Central - looking for good schools for our kids but isn't everyone - but cost is a factor looking at real estate... What schools do the locals consider really good, or just fair? Fair as in, maybe if my kids are semi intelligent, they might be bored or lost in the shuffle... would a focused student get just as good an education at let's say Manheim Township or Donegal?

I love what I hear about the area - work ethic, etc. Are kids being taught character, integrity, kindness or just "knowledge"?? Is this reinforced in the schools?
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