Decades past its prime with no real future.
I've lived here for over three decades and it's become progressively worse year by year. This is an old mining city, as many are in this part of Pennsylvania.
The job market is nearly non-existent as the only economy evolves around a neighboring state correctional institute, hospitals/clinics, and warehousing/distribution centers. You can find smaller, part-time jobs at the local Wal-Mart, corner stores, or the local amusement park. The closest major city for careers is Harrisburg, which is easily an hour and a half away without traffic.
The housing market is absurd as the "$32,000" average listed on this website will purchase you a decent "row-home" (townhouse) that, most likely, will need significant renovation. The low income that the majority of local jobs produce leads a lot of home owners to forgo repairing their homes. There are single homes, some with no off-street parking and some with garages, but those houses could cost anywhere from $100,000 Read More