Carlisle, PA is a Top City for Veterans

Carlisle's Military History
Carlisle's Military History

Carlisle, PA, the smaller part of the Harrisburg-Carlisle Metro Area, was founded in 1751 and offers a quaint downtown, a collection of technology-based firms and a strong service industry. The city is home to the Carlisle Barracks, which hosts the U.S. Army War College. The college ranks among the oldest and most senior military educational institutions in the country. The state of Pennsylvania doesn't tax federal pensions, and there's a VA medical center about 30 miles away.

Carlisle is located in the Cumberland Valley, an area lush with forests and mountains. Across the Cumberland Valley there are a variety of recreational and cultural attractions that appeal to both tourists and residents. These attractions include the Williams Grove Speedway, several golf courses, art galleries, wineries, hiking, hunting and much more.

Unemployment rate: 7.4%

Age 55 and over: 31%

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