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Carlisle
Carlisle
Pennsylvania
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Carlisle is a borough in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The name is locally pronounced as in British English with emphasis on the second syllable . Carlisle is located within the Cumberland Valley, a highly productive agricultural region. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 18,682; the estimated population as of 2014 was 18,916. Including suburbs in the neighboring townships, 37,695 live in the Carlisle urban cluster. Carlisle is an suburb of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to the east. Carlisle is the slightly smaller principal city of the Harrisburg−Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties in South Central Pennsylvania. In 2010, Forbes rated Carlisle and Harrisburg the second-best place to raise a family. The U.S. Army War College, located at the Carlisle Barracks, prepares high-level military personnel and civilians for strategic leadership responsibilities. Carlisle Barracks ranks among the oldest U.S. Army installations and the most senior military educational institution in the United States Army. Carlisle Barracks is home of the United States Army Heritage and Education Center, an archives and museum complex open to the public. Carlisle also hosts Dickinson College and Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Ahold's U.S. headquarters are in Carlisle.

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Relatively age friendly. Seniors overlooked often.
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I noticed the Carlisle Harrisburg area is not friendly to older workers I have worked temp jobs in the Pittsburgh are and find they are more friendly to older employees and value the experience in life or workplace. I grew up in Harrisburg and went to college in Pittsburgh and live there 6 years. Pittsburgh population for two decades lost young people due to the lost of many Steel Industry jobs. Now younger people are staying and the area has many white collar and health care jobs. Harrisburg is a state capital and industry is booming and the internet is lowering the dependence on government workers.
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Relatively age friendly. Seniors overlooked often.
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It is fairly age-friendly. But many of the seniors have needs bit thhe don't have access.
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They do get some help. However, they need more help. They need community engagement, transportation and many feel hopeless.

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B+

How did Pennsylvania earn the grade of B+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Pennsylvania has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Pennsylvania does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Pennsylvania has an effective property tax rate of 1.55%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Pennsylvania earned its state tax grade of B+.

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