« on: April 18, 2007, 07:23:44 AM »
jman- How you feel about Carlisle depends on what you like to do with youself. For a fairly small town, Carlisle has a pretty nice downtown area, with a few decent restaurants and bars. If you're into "night life" in the sense of clubs and bar hopping, you won't find much unless you take the 20 minute drive into Harrisburg (which has a suprisingly good scene for that sort of thing). If you like the outdoors (hiking, biking, fishing, etc.), it's a great place to live, with a lot going in within a very short distance.
I would say that you will definitely be culture shocked if you're coming to Carlisle from any big city, but not so much that you feel like you're in some backwater town with one traffic light. There are things to do and, on the bright side, you'll be amazed at how much LESS it costs to live around here.