I lived in New Castle, PA until I graduated from college and relocated to South Florida at the age of 24. I thoroughly enjoyed the small town feel and the camaraderie among residents of the city. Living in New Castle is a fantastic option for raising a family. Quality schools such as Neshannock and Shenango Jr./Sr. High provide a safe and engaging learning environment. The small volume of traffic and close location to family friendly attractions like Pearson Park are enticing for prospective residents.
New Castle is located in the Rust Belt creating employment options that are not as lucrative as other major cities. The effect of declining economy in New Castle stifles the nightlife and shopping options. However, with close proximity to Pittsburgh and other major cities in Ohio, relocation to New Castle is a distinct possibility.
Return visits to New Castle provide unmatched nostalgia. I can always count on childhood favorite restaurants like Coney Island to enjoy a delicious hot dog that remains unblemished for more than thirty years. New Castle is a historic gem that will always be my home!