Pennsylvania Reviews

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Pennsylvania, also known as the Keystone State, is a popular destination for those looking to settle down and start a new life. With its diverse landscapes, rich history, and bustling cities, it's no surprise that many people choose to call Pennsylvania home. However, like any state, Pennsylvania has its fair share of pros and cons when it comes to living there. To get a better understanding of what it's like to live in Pennsylvania, we'll be summarizing various user reviews from in this particular place.

According to Sarah S., who has been living in Pennsylvania for 3 years, "The people here are friendly and the cost of living is reasonable. I especially love the changing seasons and the beautiful fall foliage." On the other hand, John K. shares, "The state has a high tax rate and the job market is not as strong as other states. It can be tough to find decent-paying jobs." These contrasting opinions highlight the balance between the perks and drawbacks of living in Pennsylvania.

Another user, Maria T., emphasizes the state's rich history, stating, "I love the small towns and the historical sites scattered throughout the state. It's a great place for families to raise their kids and learn about American history." This sentiment is echoed by David R., who adds, "The education system here is top-notch, with great schools and universities." These reviews highlight the state's cultural and educational opportunities, making it an attractive place to live for families.

While many users praise Pennsylvania for its natural beauty and charming small towns, some also mention the issue of pollution. As noted by Christine M., "The air and water quality in some areas can be concerning. It's something to consider if you have health concerns." This is a valid concern for those considering living in the state and showcases the importance of doing thorough research before making a decision.

In conclusion, user reviews on provide valuable insights into the experience of living in Pennsylvania. The state offers a mix of friendly communities, diverse landscapes, and rich history, but also has its challenges such as high taxes and pollution. Ultimately, the decision to live in Pennsylvania will depend on an individual's personal preferences and priorities.

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Get to know Pennsylvania with the latest comments and reviews from people who live in or have visited Pennsylvania

PA is a 5 Star State - 11/16/2022
How Can PA not have 5 stars? Sure the elected officials may be below avg and some of the areas may not be well maintained but it's a great place to explore and even put down roots if you're careful to learn about the best Read More

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Escaping Pennsylvania ASAP - 10/10/2021
I've lived in PA for 26 years and I've been ready to leave for some time.
PA made the top 10 for property tax, is ranked number 13 for hazardous pollution, not even in the top 50% for median wage. They currently have the 3rd highest fuel tax, though they were number one for some time. Lowest floor income (minimum wage) in the Read More

jobs - 1/4/2016
We need jobs now bring back gas, oil and coal. I moved back to Pennsylvania in 2008 so my wife could be close to her family and I found a job at halliburton rather quickly they got my cdl for me I lost that job in 2012 it took a year but I was given a job at universal well service that lasted till 2015 at both jobs my average income was enough to keep my wife at home to be a mother (her choice).
Now i am looking for work and I don't want to work at creps for 9$ a hour. Read More

Live in Philadelphia - 12/30/2015
I am a real estate broker and would like to use these tools for my benefit as well as my Read More

Williamsport - 8/16/2015
I wouldn't recommend anyone relocating to consider to move to Williamsport. This little town trying to be a city is definitely not a good environment, specially for family with kids. There are a lot of drugs on the streets, heroin specially, and drive by shootings specially at the downtown parks. Since the gas companies the cost of living went up so much that is almost impossible to rent, specially compared to the income and jobs that the town has to offer. All the city cares is College kids that leave their money at Pennsylvania College of Technology, little league in the summer, and the local hospital (Susquehanna health system). The security provided by the police is slow and deficient, and so does the judicial system. It's sad to say that the town has dramatically changed for the worst in the last decade. Read More

crime - 1/14/2015
murder and disrepect among young Read More

johnstown, pa. - 10/20/2014
I have lived in this area for 40 years. I am tired of the snowstorms, rain, and sunless days. The cost of living is low, but the lack of nice weather really affects the quality of life. Read More

Pennsylvania cost of living - 9/23/2014
Pennsylvania cost of living in the southeast area is increasing due to a growing population and less and less support for State government especially school Read More

Pennsburg PA - 7/28/2014
Described as a sleepy town, it's a great place to raise a Read More

Taxes - 5/4/2013
The tax burden in Pa. keeps going up. I moved here from Md. to get away from oppressive taxes but now I am looking for somewhere else to Read More


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