Sheila, I think you are in good hands with Jefferson. He obviously knows what he is talking about and he is right, the cost of living is much, much cheaper in PA. He forgot to mention car insurance, again NJ is the highest.
Hmmm, PA sure is starting to sound good...... more
The great thing about Johnstown is that there are homes for almost every buyer in every price range. There are a wide variety of jobs available with businesses moving into the area and those that are here are either already expanding or have plans to expand. We are a bit top heavy with jobs in the Defense area with a number of defense contractors, but this also helps the housing market with new people moving into the area. The schools are good and you can research more details about local schools by going to http://www.johnstownparealestate.com/LocalInfo.html
The weather is generally mild, but the winters are cold with some snow accumulation. I hope this helps. It is also nice that we are 45 minutes from Altoona, 45 minutes from Greensburg, and about 1.5 hours from Pittsburgh.... more