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Old 05-25-2007, 10:23 AM
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Location: Chambersburg
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New to Chambersburg. Where is a good place to meet people between 50 and 60?
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:23 PM
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Hello pss. I'm not sure what you are into for fun and recreation, but there are lots of clubs and organizations for a varied number of interests in Chambersburg. As far as just meeting friends, the YMCA is the gym of choice for most of the city. Early mornings are generally when the 50 - 60 groups works out. From what I've seen, a nice group of people. If service organizations are your thing, Chambersburg has the usual...Lions, Rotary, Civitan, etc...and that is also the 50 - 60 age group. If you are male, the Chambersburg Club is a bonding experiece. Really though, pick and interest and start looking around, there is probably something to fit. Welcome to Chambersburg. It really is a friendly little town.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:21 PM
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Default Chambersburg

Hi, my family & I want to move closer to my husbands job next year. We are looking at Western Maryland or parts of PA, such as Greencastle & Chambersburg.

We have school-age children, so we are looking for a home with good schools. My husband told me that a few people, who work with him and reside in PA, said to stay away from Chambersburg because of the schools. But I have seen some beautiful homes in that area, in the price range we are looking.

What are your opinions on the schools in Chambersburg? My son is autistic, so we want a good school that is going to help him with his special needs. I'm particularly wondering how the middle and high schools are.

Thanks for responding!
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:46 AM
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We will also be moving to Chambersburg area. Everyone that has responded to me has told me the schools in Chambersburg are plentiful and good. Havnt heard anything negative about them, except they tell me to steer away from Stevens. We wo't be moving up until next summer though.

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Old 11-07-2007, 05:34 AM
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Thanks so much for responding! I looked up the different schools in the area, and I'm guessing you are talking about Thaddeus Stevens Elementary? I'll keep that in mind. Thanks again!
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:34 PM
Location: Cicero, NY
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Default Relocating to Chambersburg PA

My wife and I are thinking of moving to Chambersburg this summer from Las Vegas. Aside from slower pace is there any other reason why someone might want to avoid moving there. The reason we chose (or are planning to choose) Chambersburg is the fact it is slower paced, low illegal immigrants, decent housing costs, good micro economy(according to a few articles I have read), and appears a good place to raise children. Besides any hidden pitfalls what is the winter like--temp and snowfall? Neither really bothers us (originally from upstate NY) and it is a welcome trade considering we deal with 115 degree summers
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:13 AM
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not so sure about the low illegal immigrants. go to downtown chambersburg and there are many mexicans. not sure if they're legal or illegal though
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:07 PM
Location: Cicero, NY
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If they have the ability to speak english then its not a concern--because in Vegas they dont have or pretend not to have that ability
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:17 PM
Location: Hampden Township (Mechanicsburg), PA
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Chambersburg is a great area to raise a family. It's definately a slower pace than Las Vegas. In fact, it may be the total opposite of Las Vegas. You may want to check out the Hershey/Lancaster/Harrisburg area in PA. Let me know if you need some assistance with finding a home.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:53 PM
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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From passing through Chambersburg a number of times and spending a limited amount of time there, I think Chambersburg is a pretty good town. Having said that, I think there a number of towns in south central PA that are probably better than Chambersburg; Carlisle and Gettysburg come to mind.

One moderate and one minor negative about Chambersburg (one of which is applicable to many towns in south central PA):

1) There is a lot of truck traffic on Interstate 81. Like many communities along I-81, there are a number of warehouses within a few miles of Chambersburg, including at the edge of town. (Carlisle would be worse in this regard, while Hagerstown, which is about 20-25 miles south of C-burg across the Mason-Dixon Line, would be better.)

2) US 30 is fairly congested in the Chambersburg area, though nowhere near as bad as the worst roads in the Las Vegas area (like I-15 at rush hour, the Strip, or the major streets intersecting I-15 and the Strip).

Incidentally, I've been to Las Vegas a few times (not because of any interest in gambling, but because I have relatives who live in Las Vegas and Pahrump), and I really dislike Las Vegas. It's a bland suburb with an adult entertainment center in the middle, though seeing slot machines in convenience stores is interesting.
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