Johnstown, Pennsylvania 

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cost of living - 10/12/2012
Johnstown is very sceneic. The people are very nice howeever, if you go too far out into suburbia you will find a great deal of ignorance and racism. The down side is little to no jobs, horrible pay. Like taking a 4 or 5 dollar an hour paycut to move to this area. Plus the utilities here will way out way your rent. I only pay 325.00 for a nice 2 br but over 400 a month in utilities and it's just me at work all day and 1 child. I love it here but I'm afraid the bad economy and the utilies are going to drive me Read More

best place to live in usa - 8/12/2012
we were planning to shift to usa or canada for a while , after looking at many places to live , we decided on johnstown , our friends and family think we are mad or somthing to choose johnstown , some say its a dead town some say its a garbage dump .
this what i think , yes there are old and broken houses in jonhstown ,yes it looks likes that the city has been stuck by a earthquake , yes most of the people who live there are poor , BUT johnstown and its suberbs i found the most friendly people , the most helpful , family oriented and open minded , its has the most beutiful views , best of fresh air and best place if you are a outdoor person.
well if u looking for some other things in life than money , then i think this town is a good place .  Read More

johnstown living - 8/11/2012
we were planning to shift to usa or canada for a while , after looking at many places to live , we decided on johnstown , our friends and family think we are mad or somthing to choose johnstown , some say its a dead town some say its a garbage dump .
this what i think , yes there are old and broken houses in jonhstown ,yes it looks likes that the city has been stuck by a earthquake , yes most of the people who live there are poor , BUT johnstown and its suberbs i found the most friendly people , the most helpful , family oriented and open minded , its has the most beutiful views , best of fresh air and best place if you are a outdoor person.
well if u looking for some other things in life than money , then i think this town is a good place .  Read More

Johnstown Stinks - 9/26/2011
I have live in the city most of my life. This is the most corrupt city in the nation. They extort money from the residents , by selective harassment of city codes that they change to suite their needs whenever they want to.
The city had money to fix the sewage systems and spent it to keep their friends an family working who they gave jobs to.So they raised the sewage rate to cover their ass.It went from $10.00 to $55.00 + treatment fees.
The Federal Government needs to look into this.
The city has laid off 8 firemen just so that they can keep their friends working in city hall.They say that is was done to protect the people and their property.
The city is ripe for major crime because their is only one police officer on duty at each end of the city which is 13 miles long. All a criminal has to do is get some of his buddies together and cause a disturbance at one end of the city and rob a bank at the other end of the city and they can get away.
Also the Read More

Johnstown is a lost cause - 11/10/2008
I had to chuckle when i saw the population was listed at 22k+ and the median home price at 72k+. thats so deceptive. Johnstown people work for mostly minimum wage. At least a third of the population doesn't even make 15K a year.
72K homes are in westmont and richland- which isn't part of the 22K+ population. In the city you can buy a home for a few thousand dollars, but it won't be a nice home.Most homes in johnstown are ramshakle with aluminum siding.
If you can be happy in a $25,000 home and make minimum wage, johnstown is for you.
The town is so politically corrupt that all the businesses left the area. And no new business is stupid enough to move in unless you are in bed with the corrupt congressman and other politicans.
Biggest employer is the hospital. second biggest may be the newspaper with it's 110 employees- including Read More

cost of living - 9/22/2008
very low cost of living, but not many jobs available unless you work in the health Read More

not so bad - 4/25/2008
yes the city is dead! Full of brown buildings, brown water, brown dead trees, and the forecast never changes-(50 degrees and overcast). The good news about Johnstown though, the cost of living! I plan to move my family back next year, after 10 years in Bradenton/Sarasota FL. This place beats PA hands down in every category except cost of living and crime! The family wins, so goodbye sun, Johnstown here we Read More

Educational Opportunities - 2/27/2008
Our children (2)received excellent highschool educations. Although they left the city for undergraduate degrees, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) is an excellent college. Johnstown also boasts a growing Community College. Our son received a MBA from St. Francais University while working in Johnstown. Many of his classes were held in Read More

crime in Johnstown - 2/4/2008
Johnstown, and more specifically the Westmont area, is a pretty city. It's very clean and there are many beautiful old homes in great condition. A drive down Luzerne St can make one salivate.

There is one issue here that appears to be kept under wraps, if that's possible. Crime appears to be on the increase, especially as it relates to drugs and drug addicts who steal to support their habits. At least we think that's the reason.

Without going into great detail, i will say that our family has lived a lot of places, including the DC area, and never encountered thefts or breaking and entering before now. And we've encountered it a lot in the short amount of time we've been here. Someone even stole my husband's military retirement flag from our front porch on Veteran's Day. That was a low blow and we took it personally.

Hopefully this won't put anyone off and we've just encountered a run of bad luck, as there are some terrific people here Read More


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