Pennsylvania February 12, 2018
10 Questions You Need To Know The Answers To Before Moving To Pennsylvania
We, Pennsylvanians, live in PA because we love it. Maybe we’re the second or third generation. Or, perhaps we’ve only recently moved here. Whatever brought us here, most of us have grown to love all that PA has to offer. If you’re thinking of moving to Pennsylvania, you might want to answer these questions first.
1. How well do you handle change?
Hopefully you roll with the punches. If you’re moving to PA, you’re going to have to thanks to, well, the weather. That’s right. PA’s weather is fickle and fast-changing. Some days we experience all four seasons in one 24 hour period.
2. How do you feel about humidity?
Don’t worry. We all either have frizzy hair or have trouble styling it in the sweltering summer heat and humidity. Be forewarned, PA can get downright hot and humid in the summer months.
3. What are your thoughts on road construction?
Good? Bad? Indifferent? Hopefully you’ll give construction – road construction, in particular – a thumbs up
or a shrug of indifference. The term "summer" could technically be changed to "road construction season" in PA. Either your GPS will get a good summer workout or you’ll spend a lot of time sitting in traffic this summer.
4. Do you get easily overwhelmed?
Lots of us do, especially living in a state where there is just so much to do and so much to see. PA’s bursting with so many outdoor activities, museums, history, restaurants, and shops that it might well take you an entire lifetime to see and to do it all.
5. How much time do you spend outdoors?
Even if you don’t spend much time outdoors
now, just wait until you move to PA. The 121 state parks, Allegheny National Forest, and county parks will lure you outside with their waterfalls, footbridges, and plethora of activities.
6. Do you prefer the big city or a small town?
Regardless of your answer, you’re in luck. PA is home to bustling big cities and charming small towns. Philly, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh give you the big city vibe. Lititz, New Hope, and Hawley promise the small town feel.
7. Do high gas prices make your blood boil?
If those high gas prices make your blood boil, beware. Pennsylvania pays the highest gasoline tax in the United States, even higher than California.
8. How about high taxes?
Join the chorus of Pennsylvanians’ voices if high taxes stress you out. You’re definitely not alone.
9. How important is a sense of community to you?
Pennsylvanians are, without a doubt, some of the most kind, caring, and friendly people you’ll ever meet. Whether you move to a big city, a small town, or a tiny village, you’ll find that a close-knit community is a big part of what makes Pennsylvania so special.
10. Are you looking for somewhere to settle down?
You’re coming to the right place. Sure, PA’s got a few downsides, like high taxes. Overall, though, most people will admit it’s a pretty awesome place to live.
Are you planning to move here? Or do you know someone who is moving to Pennsylvania? What advice would you give them?
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