Thinking about moving? York County, Pennsylvania has a diverse selection of neighborhoods and locations to choose from. York County stretches all the way from the Maryland border to Harrisburg. It is in the Susquehanna River Valley of South Central Pennsylvania. York offers big-city amenities while still maintaining the charm of a small town. Plus, York is only a short drive to Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and New York City.
Although York continues to embrace its agricultural roots, it has evolved its manufacturing and business efforts. Major companies with roots in York include Harley-Davidson, York Barbell, Voith Hydro, Utz Quality Foods, Snyder’s of Hanover, BAE Systems and many more.
Central Market or “Market” – Located on the corner of North Beaver and W. Philadelphia Street, has been around for 125 years. It is the economic and social heart of the city. “Market Day” means strolling down the market isles, listening to live music, grabbing fresh vegetables and baked goods, and socializing with the town.
GO FOR A WALK IN THE PARK
There are parks on nearly every corner. The William Kain Park consists of 1,637 acres and 2 lakes, and includes fishing, boat rentals, hunting and numerous other recreational activities.
Don’t forget to tour the Wolfgang Candy Factory. York, PA prides itself in crafting a premium chocolate experience. The tour includes a presentation of the Wolfgang History and a chocolate experience on how the chocolate is made by hand. Also, remember to check out the Das Sweeten Haus store/museum to check out old-time American candy.
York County was founded in 1749, after separating from Lancaster County. Called “America’s first fair,” The York Fair was originally held in York City in 1765, 11 years before the nation was founded. In 1940, the famous York Peppermint Pattie was created in York City.