Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 

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It's OK - 7/6/2017
I moved to Harrisburg right after college and have been here for about 6 years now. This city is OK. Downtown has some nicer restaurants, but still has just as many clubs for college-aged kids as well. Parking downtown is a mess (Google "parking" on the PennLive site to see that saga). The craft beer scene is pretty healthy. Since I've outgrown the club scene, meeting people via HYP or Meetup isn't really useful anymore.

The Midtown area of Harrisburg is awesome. Tons of historical houses are being renovated and there are some very cool restaurants (Millworks, Little Amps, Broad Street Market).

I can't really speak to the schools since that is not something that I've needed to focus on, but from hearsay, there are some decent ones in the area. What was surprising to me is the number of companies in the area. Deloitte, KPMG, Amazon, Urban Outfitters, and IBM have a presence here.

It's been a good place to live after college (better than Read More

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lifetime resident ready to move - 12/1/2015
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 without funding and so is our state. The gangs and criminals know this and are moving in.We have new housing and business development without new infrastructure. Now taxes are being raised to fund infrastructure. Don't the taxes from the new buildings support this? We have the highest gas tax in the nation, and traffic grid lock around every city.Budgets are not balanced, taxes are increased. Property taxes in some areas are $3,000 to $4,000 per year for an "average" house.That is why housing prices are cheep. Our teachers that make $70,000 a year can't educate our students due to laws that make them teach students how to pass a test that has little to do with the course being taught. Last July 4th a young man who was from out of town was leaving a fireworks display along the river front, had his jaw broken by a Read More

Not so friendly area.... - 6/4/2014
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 moved here from Baltimore City. One thing that this town does not have much of is crime, at least compared to Baltimore city, well murders at least.

The pros of the area (Harrisburg and surrounding towns) - lots of festivals (there is usually one every week); beautiful scenery (green mountainous terrain and river setting); many fantastic parks (something we did not have in Baltimore); many recreational activities (if you are a hunter, you will be in heaven, this I am not); fairly cheap housing prices compared to surrounding states.

Unfortunately, to me, the cons outweigh the pros - very (I mean extremely) rude, ignorant people, to the point that I have gotten into several altercations with people because many people think they can just walk in front of you, on top of you, or do whatever they Read More

Harrisburg, PA - 2/17/2014
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

everyones gotta die some day red. - 6/29/2011
you want a job for more then 12 bucks a hour in harrisburg pa you got a couple of choices you can be a cop feel lucky?? or you can pay off a guy to get u a job at the mills i tried the mills nothing like working next to a 1932 x ray machine while u breath in metal dust all day long. plus you have to deal with union employees. this can be just as detrimental from the blood pressure medication u will be forced to get. currently at 12 bucks a hour driving a fork lift on a dock u can see some good mullets from the truck drivers. hey with those eeoc regs not alot left for men who work hard. love harrisburg nothing else quite like Read More

what crime?? the news dont report it - 6/29/2011
its great being located right between baltimors new york and philadelphia i mean lots of opportunities to meet new people all the time.. i mean its not so bad that most of them are gun toting drug dealers worst part is how they come and stay and spread out used to be once you left the city the crime stopped now it streetches for miles outside of the cities. we need police stations in every school now. i mean you can move farther out but the cost of living rises so much you cant afford to eat and the fact that public transportation doesnt exist you cant get anywhere. my advice move to the woods where the cost of living is low and keep your doors locked heading through the city. oh and keep to the speed limits when going through cumblerland county the cops need more money to fight the cost of the urban Read More

Central Pennsylvania - 6/2/2011
Don't even think about moving here. I have lived in 5 states and three foriegn countries (including a communist country way back when)and have never encountered such a stupid, uneducated, racist, antisemitic,homophobic populace anywhere. That's not to say that everybody here is worthless. Far from it. I am saying that the good is far outweighed by the bad. Read More

Nice place to live if you aren't concerned with it - 2/21/2011
I lived in Harrisburg for 12 years. My family moved to Mechanicsburg a few miles away, however I lived in the city proper for 3 years before leaving. Harrisburg is an interesting place. An odd hybrid of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Lots of east coast attitude, but lots of rust belt earnestness as well.

First the positive: It's in the middle of EVERYTHING. NYC is 3 hours away, Baltimore/DC is 90 minutes, Philadelphia is 2.5 hours and Pittsburgh is 3 hours. Most beaches on the eastern shore are typically between 3-5 hours away depending on which one you're talking about. Pennsylvania is one of the oldest regions of the country and the historical significance of the area makes it an extremely attractive draw for US History buffs and casual tourists. The scenery in the entire central Pennsylvania area is green, lush and beautiful with thick forests, rolling hills, and winding back roads. The Susquehanna River which runs along the entire western border of the city is Read More

Harrisburg PA - 1/10/2010
We have lived in this area for 7 years. There are a lot of attractions, HersheyPark right down the road. They have an artsfest, music fest and lots of activities during the summer. City Island is a popular place to go. The winter is a little cold, we have had snow and it's cold but where I work, they haven't closed due to snow in 7 Read More

Pennsylvania, Dauphin County and Harrisburg - 12/22/2009
Pennsylvania is America's mensroom...
Dauphin County/Harrisburg - it's Read More


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