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Downtown Harrisburg, Harrisburg

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Downtown Harrisburg, is the central core business and government center which surrounds the focal point of Market Square, and serves as the regional center for the greater metropolitan area of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.Harrisburg's downtown Center City comprises the original 80acre borough laid out in a grid pattern by John Harris in 1785. East-west streets are named and north-south streets are numbered. Market Street, running east-west, is the dividing point between north and south street designations. Sightseeing is probably best done on foot downtown and by car elsewhere.Harrisburg's Central Business District includes the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex and other state government offices, the Dauphin County Courthouse and other county government offices, City of Harrisburg offices, and other, non-government related commercial retail and office development. Some residential development, both in apartment high-rises and in the upper floors of mixed commercial/residential use buildings, is also located in the downtown area.Downtown is bordered in the northwest by the mixed commercial/residential use Capitol District, in the west by the Susquehanna River, in the southwest by the largely residential Shipoke neighborhood, in the south by Interstate 83, in the east by Amtrak and Norfolk Southern Railway lines, and in the north by Midtown Harrisburg, a mixed-use commercial and residential neighborhood. Forster Street is usually considered the boundary between Downtown and Midtown Harrisburg. City Island, located in the middle of the Susquehanna River directly west of downtown, is typically considered part of Downtown Harrisburg.
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  • Just like many cities, the inner city area is sketchy. Rows of duplexes which look like a housing project. Poorly maintained, dirty and we felt unsafe. Parking is ridiculously high but we didn't stay ...  more »
  • Coming back to Pennsylvania's capital after four years after having lived there almost nine reminded me how much I love where I now live -- while nowhere near the traffic woes of big cities, rush hour...  more »
  • We seldom ever go to Harrisburg because of the ripp-off parking and very shady people everywhere. One of our coworkers was killed before he crossed the Market Street bridge after eating downtown a cou...  more »