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Uptown
Neighborhood of Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Governor's Residence is located in Uptown
Pennsylvania Governor's Residence is located in Uptown
Country  United States
State Pennsylvania
County Dauphin County
City Harrisburg
Area code(s) Area code 717

Uptown is the only neighborhood in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, completely developed in the 20th century.

Bordered by the Susquehanna River to the West, Maclay Street to the South, North 7th Street to the East and Susquehanna Township to the north, the neighborhood is home to many beautiful mansions along Front Street and Italian Lake as well as moderated sized homes bursting with the character of early 20th-century architecture. After being devastated in 1972 by the flooding of Hurricane Agnes, the neighborhood slipped into a moderate decline. Since then new homeowners have moved in, made some improvements, causing property values to increase dramatically through the beginning of the 21st century. With the Susquehanna River and Italian Lake within walking distance, Uptown Harrisburg is a beautiful example of relaxed, urban living. While there have been instances of minor crime mostly at or near the boundaries of the neighborhood, Uptown is one of the most desirable and sought after neighborhoods for professionals and families.

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