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Pros

-Capital-city amenities
-Central location
-Nearby mountains

Cons

-Entertainment
-Air service
-Dull infrastructure


What Bert Has To Say About Harrisburg-Carlisle Metro Area


Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital, features a nondescript, fairly unattractive downtown for a capital city. Amenities include an assortment of historic museums and a nice waterfront strip along the Susquehanna River. Beyond downtown, residential and industrial areas spread across the river into Camp Hill and Mechanicsburg to the west. The economy isn’t spectacular but is projected to grow because of the area’s relatively low cost of doing business and the strategic central location along key surface transportation routes within the eastern United States.


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Quick Facts About Harrisburg


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Harrisburg is 7.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Harrisburg jobs have Increased by 2.26 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Harrisburg's cost of living is 15.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Harrisburg's population is 49,081 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -6.29 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Harrisburg is $83,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.44%.
    SCHOOLS
    Harrisburg public schools spend $22,707 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Harrisburg.

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  12/1/2015
lifetime resident ready to move

Having lived here many years I've noticed that some people are very nice but most won't give you the time of day.Due to many years of "lifetime" politicians, the city is... (Read More)

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  6/4/2014
Not so friendly area....

I am a transplant to the area, moved here from Maryland a few years ago. I thought that this would be a great place to raise my children, especially since my family... (Read More)

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  2/17/2014
Harrisburg, PA

I live in Harrisburg, PA. I'm not a fan of Harrisburg or the northeast. I'm looking to relocate and hoping to gain information from others on this site.... (Read More)

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