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Old 03-13-2009, 07:33 PM
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I am planning to buy a home in some time (possibly 6-8 months); I have lived in Lemoyne PA for a year, and I absolutely loved its safety, silence and low profile.

I am a spiritual person (Hindu, follower of advaita vedanta and yoga) looking for a silent town (small town) possibly in between Camp Hill to Lancaster PA. Other places that I am considering are in CT (places like Danbury, Ridgefield, New Canaan, bethel), for consistent spiritual practice. (Jobs close Harrisburg area should be plentiful, I can commute for upto an hour or so, if needed).

I need honest advice ... I used to drive towards Lancaster and during weekends and was mesmerized with the farms and scenic beauty etc; My questions are:

1.) Are places friendly (that i have mentioned in PA) ?
2.) Am i living in a dream world?
3.) Are houses expensive? (I have looked around, my budget is upto 250k).
4.) How safe is it living in a house (I lived in an apartment and felt very safe all the time).

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:23 AM
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I'm not sure quite what your criteria are, since I don't know about your approach to spirituality. Are you looking for absolute quiet, measurable in decibels? Or trying to keep away from traffic or other anthropogenic noise? Or are you most interested in the scenery? What employment site pins down your hour radius? Or are you seeking other followers of your spiritual tradition? Are you looking for a townhouse in a quiet neighborhood or an isolated large lot in the country? I'm finding it hard to tell from your post.

Boiling Springs (the village center) has a quiet and serene setting. But trains do come through in the middle of the night and blow their horn for the nearby crossing. In any town you do hear people going about their business, but when I lived in B.S. I was struck by how calmly most folks did so. Certainly much quieter than Lemoyne where not only the same trains pass but also two other rail lines and numerous highways and shopping streets.
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