According to the 2008 MSN real estate best bargain markets the Central Pennsylvania area of Harrisburg and Carlisle rank #3 in the United Sates. This report states "there are cheap places to live where the economy is strong, home prices are appreciating and the quality of life is good". According to the author of the study, Bert Sperling, Harrisburg "has a built-in buffer against the economic storms with its large base of government employment". A knock against the area "its a hour and a half away from the largest city" which happens to be Philadelphia.

I agree with the report and would say that the greater Harrisburg area is a jewel that is being rediscovered by many. With the economic buffer of not only the State Government there is a great deal of economic development in the area. From the expansion of the Milton S Hershey Medical Center, the building of the Harrisburg University and at this time the enjoyment that many people of all ages visiting Hershey Park the area prides itself on economic diversity.

As I mentioned with respect to the housing market the number of homes sold is down from the years of 2006 and 2007 but he average sales price has increased this year over those two years.  When you are looking to move to a new area you should consider the Greater Harrisburg area and you will find out why many people of all ages like to call it home. You can visit my web site to find out more about our area or you can give me a call.