York County sits just 34 miles south of the state capitol Harrisburg, via Route 83. The center of York County is located 25 miles west of Lancaster and 27 miles east of Gettysburg traveling historic Route 30, the first paved transcontinental highway of our nation. York Country population is 437,846 according to the 2012 Census, and it is approximately 900 square miles. York County celebrates its place in history, and at the same time is thriving with new business. There are many small business and family owned shops as well as large corporations such as Harley Davidson in York County.
When looking for a house to call home in York County you will have many options to choose from. Within all the school districts you will find homes in various price ranges, as well as styles. There are many inexpensive homes for first time home buyers, or if you are down sizing such as townhouses, condos, and single family dwellings. If you looking for a large colonial house, a ranch, or maybe a multi unit for income potential York County has lots to offer.
York County has many activities with something to offer everyone! We have winding country roads, historic sites, downtown attractions, unique shops, and many farmers markets. If you are in downtown York you might want to see a Revolution game at Sovereign Bank Stadium, or catch a show at The Strand Performing Arts Center! You will also find many beautiful places to relax and have fun in one of the 11 County Parks or 3 State Parks located in the county. Nestled in the valleys of Southern York Country is beautiful 3,452 acre Codorus State Park, which offers camping, horseback riding, a swimming, miles of trails, and 26 miles of shoreline along Lake Marburg. Gifford State Park is in Northern York County along Route 177 offers wonderful camp grounds and cabins along Pinchot Lake. On the east side of York County you can enjoy the day at Samuel Lewis State Park picnicking, flying a kite, and rolling down the hills that overlook the beautiful Susquehanna River!
York County offers a variety of educational choices in their public schools in a variety of unique districts. York County also has a large amount of private and parochial schools, in the county for elementary and secondary education. There is also a charter school in the city of York. When it comes to higher education there are many facilities to choose from. York College of Pennsylvania, Penn State York, The Art-Institute of York-Pennsylvania, York Technical Institute, York Culinary Institute, and Harrisburg Area Community College York Campus are just a few choices available.