Hershey

Just under half an hour from Harrisburg, Hershey is a small town known for its chocolate factory and amusement park.

Pros

Hersheypark, Hershey’s Chocolate World, and the Hershey Gardens attract visitors from all over, and the Giant Center holds some of the biggest concerts in Central PA. And if you want to avoid the crowds, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, like hiking and biking trails, parks, and creeks.

Cons

Although Hershey is a great small town, it’s the farthest location from Harrisburg on our list, which means a longer commute than other comparable neighborhoods.

Images by Traci Taylor, Kevin Oliver, Jon Dawson, and Doug Kerr.


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