Carlisle is located in Cumberland Valley, which is a very productive agricultural region. Carlisle, Camp Hill, and Mechanicsburg are just a short commute to Harrisburg, making it an attractive place to reside. Carlisle also hosts Dickinson College and Penn State Dickinson School of Law, attracting people from all over. There are car shows hosted often at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, which are highly attended by people from vast areas. Interstate 81 runs right through Carlisle and Interstate 76, otherwise known as the Pennsylvania Turnpike, runs on the outskirts of town. Both interstates are highly traveled by people across America and are easily accessable from both.