Harrisburg Apartments: Crunch Time

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…

Harrisburg Apartments, Day Five: Old City Hall

This is it.  A solid week of apartment hunting in midtown / downtown Harrisburg wraps up as of right now.  My last stop on the tour is Old City Hall, located across Walnut Street from the Capitol building.  The building was built in 1910 as a technical school, and remodeled for use as Harrisburg’s City…

Harrisburg Apartments, Day Four: Executive House

My downtown/midtown apartment hunting continued today with a visit to Executive House.  Executive House is a 14-story high-rise located at the corner of Chestnut and Second streets, directly across from Harrisburg Hospital and Crowne Plaza.  More likely than not, you drive past it every time you head downtown via 83. Executive House is a 14-story…

Harrisburg Apartments: Weekend #1

Wow – January is just FLYING by.  I’ve sold my house, sampled three Harrisburg apartment buildings, made six trips to Goodwill, and given away most of my furniture for free on Craigslist.  My home is about half-packed, but I still have a damaged Ikea computer desk to dismantle.  Today most of my 80s home computer…

Harrisburg Apartments, Day Three: Towne House

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…

January 2010 Tweetup

We’re getting together this Wednesday (always the third Wednesday) at 7pm for our monthly Central PA Tweetup.  Since there were no takers on last week’s “choice of venue” survey, we’re meeting at the Abbey Bar (upstairs at Appalachian Brewing Company on Cameron Street in Harrisburg).  We’ll talk a little more about locale then — and…

Harrisburg Apartments, Day One: The Grayco

In Monday’s post I mentioned that I have successfully sold my house at about a $9,000 profit, sans realtor.  And I also mentioned that legally, I currently don’t own a home.  With February 1st (my deadline for new occupancy) fast approaching and my moving target of 1/22 – 1/25 just around the corner, I am…

Turkey Tweetup

This month’s Central PA Tweetup is this coming Wednesday (11/18), just more than a week before Thanksgiving.  We’re getting together at The Abbey Bar, which is on the second floor of Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg.  Things get started around 7pm and wrap up when we’re all stuffed and happy. Everyone with a blog or…

The October Tweetup

You know the drill:  Third Wednesday of every month, Abbey Bar (upstairs at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg), 7pm till ???.  This month the Tweetup falls on the 21st.  If you’ve got a Twitter account, blog, or pretty much any online personal whatsoever, drop by and meet your social-media neighbors!  We’re screaming towards the two-year…

August Tweetup

Scrap your plans and come join us at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg for food, drink, and merriment this Wednesday beginning at 7pm for our monthly Central PA Tweetup!  It may (or may not) pour like a bastard, so we may (or may not) be inside somewhere.  Either way we’ll be on second floor.  If…

Metro Bank Harrisburg: The Response, Again

For the past ten days, former Commerce Bank customers have been experiencing — and documenting — epic levels of frustration over the bank’s badly-botched changeover to Metro Bank (Central PA). What has happened is a painful lesson in why every business needs to not only employ talented PR professionals, but remain in a constant two-way…

Metro Bank Harrisburg: A Review

As the first week of Metro Bank Harrisburg (formerly Commerce Bank) draws to a close, I’m still hearing from people who are having trouble with their bank accounts.  If your problems haven’t yet been fixed, or if you experience any strange account “changes”, please follow the complaint information documented above. A lot of alleged Metro…