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The Ultimate Mover’s Guide to Harrisburg PA

Are you planning on moving to the Harrisburg PA community? Our town is the capital of Pennsylvania located in the heart of Dauphin County. Our town offers residents an urban-suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. There are also there are plenty of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Here at ABC Storage, we have provided a quick and easy guide to our town!

Harrisburg PA Community

Population: 49,230
Average Home Value: $78,900
Average Rent: $834
Harrisburg is the Pennsylvania state capital, located along the Susquehanna River. Overall, Harrisburg is below the national average when it comes to the average rent and the average value of a home, helping us to rank #1 for the Best Place for Young Professionals to Live in Dauphin County.

Pennsylvania’s capital city is known for a number of events that draw huge crowds each year. The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest free indoor agriculture expo in the country. It hosts more than 10,000 events to compete in across a variety of agricultural categories, including show animals and culinary skills, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. While you are there, you must have a milkshake and take advantage of the expansive food court. Get your hands on some authentic Pennsylvania Dutch dishes or fried appetizers to fuel a long day of walking around the Farm Show. What really makes the show special is the giant butter sculpture shown off each year. The secret design is revealed once the show begins, and visitors can marvel at about 1,000 pounds of buttery wonder.

During the warm seasons, you can catch a Harrisburg Senators baseball at FNB Field. Located on City Island, you are also close to the City Island Railroad and Carousel and the launching point for the Pride of the Susquehanna River Boat. See the river up close and personal for dinner cruises or sightseeing!

Nearby Neighborhoods

Hershey, PA

Harrisburg is not far from the “Sweetest Place on Earth.” Home to Hersheypark, Hershey Gardens, and the infamous Chocolate World, Hershey, PA, is a fun destination for people of all ages. Locals and visitors alike take advantage of the unique experience that’s nestled into a gorgeous community. You can have a relaxing getaways at one of the luxurious spas, seek thrills on the rollercoasters, , catch a performance at Giant Center or Hershey Theater, or discover a new favorite eatery. For an adults’ afternoon, Tröegs Independent Brewing and Cullari Vineyards and Winery are two favorites close by.

York, PA

Farther south from Harrisburg, York, PA, is another local hub for business in Central Pennsylvania. Located 35 minutes from the capital and 20 minutes from the Maryland border, the city houses some big names—Stauffer’s, York Barbell, and Harley Davidson, to name a few. It is “The Factory Tour Capitol of the World” and has 13 different factories open to the general public.

Discover the area in style through the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail and Susquehanna Ale Trail, or start with Downtown York and support our small businesses!

Self Storage in Harrisburg, PA

Are you planning on moving to Harrisburg, PA or are in need of extra space in your residency? ABC Storage is here to help. Our location offers both drive-up storage units and temperature-controlled indoor storage units of different sizes that fit your budget and needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to help you choose the perfect unit for your belongings and storage needs. You can also purchase all the moving supplies you need in our office on North Meadow Lane. View all available units and rent one of them out by giving us a call, stopping by our office, or visiting our website today. Rent contact-free online!

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About the Author: Paige is a Social Media Coordinator at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She brings the most useful storage tips and tricks to your social media feed and loves a good self-storage pun. Beyond work, Paige spends her free time traveling extensively, her most recent trip being the Andes Mountain region of Bolivia.