Nicknamed the ‘sweetest place on earth’, Hershey is also known as Chocolate Town as the nation’s favorite chocolate brand, Hershey’s, is manufactured here. Candy store and visitor attraction, Hershey’s Chocolate World brings in tourists from all over the US but Hershey is more than just a tourist town. The Hershey community is proud of their wonderful school system. Hershey High School was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for its excellence in 1996 and currently has a high school graduation rate that is 10 percent higher than the Pennsylvania state average. The employment rate in Hershey could do with a little rejuvenating but the cost of living is low, only slightly above state average meaning you can get a lot more for your buck. The amenities in Hershey are great with tons of entertainment venues located right in the center of town. Around 15 miles from Harrisburg in Derry Township, Hershey is almost two hours from Philadelphia.
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