Wheatfield township, Pennsylvania 0 Reviews | Leave a Comment



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.

The city has some minor-league sports and other recreational amenities, but overall is quieter with less to do than many capital cities of its size. Carlisle is a satellite town 12 miles west, a fairly non-descript but growing retail, commercial and residential center. It also serves as a trucking hub at the junction of the northeast-southwest I-81 and the east-west Pennsylvania Turnpike. Cost of living is low for a capital city, especially in this region.

Harrisburg is in the Great Valley of the eastern foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. The landscape rises rapidly to the west into the main Allegheny ridge and becomes rolling to more level to the east. Thick deciduous forests cover the mountains with agricultural areas to the east and south. The Blue Mountain ridge serves as a barrier to modify the severe winter climate experienced 50 to 100 miles to the north and west. Summers are warm and humid as landforms allow warm, moist air to invade from the southwest. The city receives substantial precipitation. Occasional late summer and fall hurricanes produce downpours. First freeze is late October, last is late April.


Highlights


  • Profile: Capital-city complex
  • Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Elevation: 351
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • Schools: See Local Schools
  • City: Wheatfield township
  • Zip Codes:

Quick Facts About Wheatfield township


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Wheatfield township is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wheatfield township jobs have Increased by 2.34 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Wheatfield township's cost of living is 5.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Wheatfield township's population is 3,325 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.51 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Wheatfield township is $135,600. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.70 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Wheatfield township public schools spend $12,680 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14 students per teacher in Wheatfield township.

Best Places to Live in Wheatfield township, Pennsylvania



Wheatfield township Housing Market


It's not a good time to buy in Wheatfield township. Home Appreciataion is down -0.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Wheatfield township Real Estate.
The median home price in Wheatfield township is $135,600. Browse Homes in this Range.
Learn More
Mortgage Calculator     Home Equity Calculator

Comments


We're looking for comments about Wheatfield township. Express your opinion


Side-by-Side Comparison

Compare Wheatfield township, Pennsylvania to any other place in the USA.