Twenty years ago, when I bought my house, this was a small suburb with a population of around 6000. Today we are the fastest growing community in the region and the population has ballooned to nearly 28,000. That's a big jump in 20 years. That's a lot of new housing, and a hell of a lot more traffic. I went out this morning and took a couple of pictures.
This is the new West Shore Hospital. Actually, these are the physician's offices and, being that it's Sunday, the parking lots are empty. The Hospital proper is on the other side. It's big. Twenty years ago this was all forest.
This is the new Giant Supermarket they are building. It's 2.5 miles from the Giant Supermarket I use and that supermarket is 4 miles from the Camp Hill Giant. Three years ago this, too, was all forest.
This is the construction site for the new Weis Market they are building, which just happens to be across the road from the new Giant they are building. That's right, we're going to have two massive supermarkets separated by the macadam of a 3 lane road.
Traffic is already so bad I felt the need to order a Road ID just in case some moronic driver sends me flying into the gutter. I should probably look on the bright side, the new West Shore Hospital is only a hop, skip and a jump away. This is the price of babies.