Center City has always been a diverse and happening area. Plenty of events, parks to walk-hike-jog and bike ride in. The pocono mountains offer skiing, snowboarding and many other activities.
With citywide growth, the area is properly developing while being sure to incorporate local opinions, needs and desires. Don't forget Kelly drive, art museum, Natural History museum just to name a few. Hershey park is just a ride away with fabulous chocolate and rides.
There are a ton of great restaurants and is a great location, as it's close to many local tourists hot spots (Philly, King of Prussia, PA Turnpike, etc.).
I've looked all over Philadelphia for a great neighborhood for my family and was glad to settle into Whitman.
Like all big cities, we have our differences, yet work together toward making it a safe and friendly area for residents and visitors! I love where I live and it is very convenient regarding public transportation.
This is the first apartment that has truly felt like home to me.The business in the area are almost all mom and pop shops showing how community ran this community really is.Harrisburg is ideal for a person who loves the outdoors and is avoiding a "big-city" vibe but still wants to experience culture and nightlife.The neighbors are friendly and look out for each other.I am told that this feature is declining rarity in Philly neighborhoods, and Whitman and Pennsport are the only few left with that true Philly neighborhood love.No shortage of great places to eat (Yellow Bird Cafe), drink (Sturges' Speakeasy), and explore (Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Broad Street Market, Pennsylvania State Museum, City Island, and the Whitaker Center, just to name a few)!