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Old 01-29-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Thanks whlutz for info on Columbia PA. i am moving in march and if i end up finding a job in either lancaster or york i will definitely look to buy in Columbia. i have seen a lot of real estate for sale in the town and i was wondering what the story was. i am a newlywed and we are looking for a nice place to start a family and i wouldn't mind moving to a town that needs dedicated residents. i appreciate what you are trying to do for your town! best of luck!
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:56 AM
 
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I live in Southern Lancaster County and have for 15 years, so I am still a newbie. The job market is strong here for certain types of jobs. Medical is strong here not just because of the hospitals but because of Lancaster Labs which has been selected as one of the top employers in the country. Tourist related businesses such as hotels and restaurants are strong. However, if you are looking for a professional job such as anything in IT, Engineering, Architechture be prepared to travel big time. I myself commuted 1 1/2 hours each way (a wonderful 3 hours on the road) 3 times a week to work in Baltimore because there was nothing here in my field (environmental engineering). PS I love Columbia
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Old 04-17-2016, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Macao
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I just came across this community on Google Maps, and it seems a really beautiful little town, with a lot of density. Looks like it would be a great place to live.
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Old 09-01-2016, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Where I've always wanted to be
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Columbia is pretty much the armpit of Lancaster county. There are far better small towns to live in that are scenic, rich in history and actually have positive things going on in them.

Drugs, crime, joke-of-a-police force... no thanks. Lived there for over 10 years and couldn't wait to get out.

Might be okay to find an overpriced home on the outskirts of town but I'd highly advise staying away from IN town.
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