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    Carlisle Barracks, PA Local Information

    Carlisle Barracks is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. The population of Carlisle is 18,680. Nearby communities within a 20 minute drive of base include Schlusser (population 5,265), Boiling Springs (3,225), Mt. Holly Springs (2,030), and Dillsburg (2,565). Communities within a 20-30 minute drive of base are Shippensburg (5,495), Mechanicsburg (8,980), and the largest nearby city is the state capital of Harrisburg, population 49,530.

    Local Rental Housing Prices: The average price to rent a home in the Cumberland County area ranges from $530 to $605 per month, depending on the town or borough.

    Local Purchase Housing Prices:
    The average cost to purchase a home in the Cumberland County area is about $174,600, compared to $165,500 for Pennsylvania.

    Short Description of the Area: Carlisle is in the southern, central part of the state, just 40 miles north of the Maryland border. Harrisburg, the capital city, and Carlisle make up a greater area known appropriately as the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area, which is situated near the Susquehanna River. This area is about 120 miles west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's largest city and the 5th largest in the U.S., with a population of 1,526,000 people. Pittsburgh, the 2nd largest city in the state, is about 188 miles west of Carlisle.

    Climate and Weather: Carlisle Barracks area experiences a humid continental climate, meaning humid summers and cool winters. The average temperature in July is about 72 degrees Fahrenheit, with highs near 90. The average in January is around 28 degrees and lows can reach 20 degrees. The average annual precipitation is about 40 inches, and 26 inches of snow per winter, usually from November to March. The annual average humidity is 81%, compared to 77% for the rest of the U.S. There are occasional tornadoes and strong storms, but the risk of these is less than that of Pennsylvania.