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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Hershey

The only places that are really walkable are the gym, pool, and sports courts. We have a nice shopping center just a mile away with shopping, restaurants, grocery store and book store. Our church is nearby. We like to meet family in the downtown Mobile area to grab a bite to eat.

It is crime free and people can be trusted and friendly.There are many restreraunts and needed amenities like fast food and family places that I like going with my neighbors who I call friends.

Who Lives Here

Hershey Demographics

Education

High School

18%

Associate's

19%

Bachelor's

17%

Master's

8%

Doctorate

38%

Family Size

2 people

50%

3 people

18%

4 people

21%

5 people

9%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

33%

50-100k

35%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

9%

200k+

12%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

12%

20-45

28%

45-65

36%

65+

17%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Hershey?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Nov '23-$990$1130$1277
Oct '23-$990$1130$1277
Sep '23-$990$1130$1277
Aug '23-$990$1130$1277
Jul '23-$990$1130$1277
Jun '23-$990$1130$1277
May '23-$990$1130$1277
Apr '23-$990$1130$1277
Mar '23-$990$1130$1277
Feb '23-$990$1130$1277
Jan '23-$990$1130$1277
Dec '22-$990$1130$1277

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Hershey

Hershey Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

52%

15-30 Mins

26%

30-40 Mins

12%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5757

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Percentage: 4545

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Health, Pet

Things To Do In Hershey

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 56% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 24% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in Hershey.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 62% fewer gyms than average
  3. 15% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore Hershey.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 51% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 23% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Hershey is a good fit.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 76% fewer shops than average
  3. 17% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Hershey is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 6% more coffee shops than average
  3. Significantly more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hershey serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 49% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 11% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Hershey is running dry.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 85% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 17% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Hershey.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 50% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 49% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 26% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Hershey Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 7 of 7 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 7 of 7 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 7 of 7 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 7 of 7 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 7 of 7 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 7 of 7 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 7 of 7 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 7 of 7 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Hershey Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Hershey

9/10

Pine Street Elementary School

Grades 1-5 • Public

8/10
7/10

Linglestown Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

7/10

Paxtonia Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

7/10

South Hanover Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Hershey, PA

The small city of Hershey, Pennsylvania is home to slightly less than 15,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 can expect to feel welcome, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just over 40, is younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their home despite an average rent of $1,011/month, which exceeds the state average by $94 per month.

Hershey residents have an average commute of about 21 minutes, shorter than the state average of about 28 minutes. Many residents (35%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation isn't widely used. Walking (6%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number easily surpasses the national average.

There are four primary industries in Hershey: healthcare, education, entertainment, and retail. Together, these industries make up 33% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in management, making it the top career path in the city. Hershey workers earn an average annual income of about $79K, around $16,000 more than their peers elsewhere in Pennsylvania. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Hershey has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 12% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 19% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.