Just over five years ago I did The Adult Thing ™ and moved from downtown Harrisburg into a house in semi-rural suburbia. This place was never a particularly nice home, nor was it really my style. But it was cheap, had decent square footage, and endless potential for upgrades. I paid down the house on an extremely accelerated schedule and made my final payment this past summer. And just when I finally got around to re-doing the landscaping and making those renovations, when I was beginning to consider living with the shortcomings of my home (location and style being the two biggest) in exchange for cheap living, I had the sudden revelation that I didn’t have to live here if I didn’t want to.
So I sold it.
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I’ve spent the past few days looking at Harrisburg apartments. My criteria have been pretty straightforward from the beginning:
- Anywhere downtown or midtown, within a half mile of Restaurant Row, Riverfront Park, and the train station
- Mid-rise, hi-rise, or townhome
- Less than $1,000 / month after parking, utilities, and rent
So far I’ve looked at The Grayco and Pennsylvania Place. Today I’m heading to the opposite side of downtown to visit Towne House.
At 20 stories, Towne House is the second-tallest residential hirise in Harrisburg. It was built in 1961 and was formerly a mixture of hotel rooms and apartments. Today the hotel rooms have been converted into studios and the building is entirely residential.
Continue reading Harrisburg Apartments, Day Three: Towne House