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Old 08-26-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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Just curious. We live in SE Michigan, but I totally love the Adams Co. area, and more specifically, Gettysburg, so much...it is my absolute favorite place to be in the summer. I doubt if I could ever get my dh to relocate there though, as he isn't into history like I am. Do people ever buy a small house/condo in that area to go to seasonally, since it is such a touristy area and has so many great things to do, assuming you're a huge Civil War and American history buff like me? Gettysburg, Antietam, Philly a couple of hours away...the possiblities are tantalizing and endless. Am I nuts, or do people do this?
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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I don't know...but housing in Adams County isn't expensive. You can get a generous property for $150k. There are also several seasonal cabins to rent/buy.

Surprisingly, it still has strong rural roots.

Gettysburg gets really nasty in the summertime, as you'd expect. Living and shopping in Gettysburg can get frustrating.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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I'd recommend not living in Gettysburg proper if you don't want to deal with traffic and tourists all summer long. If you don't mind that (and since you'll only be there a few months) then definetely go for it. I love Gettysburg borough.

If you want more of a rural life there are PLENTY of cheap housing opportunities nearby. It's probably a bit more pricey near the Maryland border so personally I'd look at the northwestern part of the county where the rural area meets the mountains...very beautiful there.
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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Cabins and RVs... lots of RVs. Big, Massive, Imperial Cruiser Class RVs.
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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I would sell my house to a history buff. It's 7 miles from Gettysburg, northwest right in the apple orchard country. Husband's health warrants moving to a single level home. redrobynstudio @ comcast.net
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:27 AM
 
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Just curious. We live in SE Michigan, but I totally love the Adams Co. area, and more specifically, Gettysburg, so much...it is my absolute favorite place to be in the summer. I doubt if I could ever get my dh to relocate there though, as he isn't into history like I am. Do people ever buy a small house/condo in that area to go to seasonally, since it is such a touristy area and has so many great things to do, assuming you're a huge Civil War and American history buff like me? Gettysburg, Antietam, Philly a couple of hours away...the possiblities are tantalizing and endless. Am I nuts, or do people do this?
I'd sell my house. I'm 7 miles from Gettysburg.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Adams County
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Yes some do. Gettysburg is loaded with Civil War History.
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