Wrightsville, PA 
Real Estate and Community Information

Wrightsville is a small borough located in Southeastern Pennsylvania just a short drive away from the city of York and the town of Dover. It is one of the few communities in York County as well as the Susquehanna Valley Region of Pennsylvania. With a population of just over 2,000 people, this is the perfect place to settle if you are looking to escape hectic city living.

Brief History

This small Pennsylvania town was first settled during 1811, and it was named after one of its first settlers: a man by the name of John Wright. During 1814, a bridge was constructed over the Susquehanna River to Columbia, which helped populate both communities. Over the years, the bridge had to be rebuilt three times due to ice, a fire and a windstorm. The final bridge was constructed in 1896 and is known as the Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge.

Parks and Recreation

Looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon? Why not spend the afternoon at Riverfront Park? You will find Riverfront Park off of Lemon Street and South Front Street. While you are here at the park, you and your family can enjoy such amenities as picnic tables, playground equipment and barbecue grills.

Another great park in the area is Wildlife Park and Nature Center, which is located in nearby Harrisburg. Features of Wildlife Park include picnic areas, nature trails, biking paths and an indoor educational center. Other parks worth checking out are White Clay Creek Park, Lums Pond Park and Catoctin Mountain Park.

Attractions and Activities

Homes in this quaint Pennsylvania community are close to a number of great attractions, and some of the best locations for family-type fun include the Castle Roller Rink, the Hands-On House Children's Museum, Dutch Wonderland and the Challenge Family Fun Center. Explore the area's history by visiting the National Civil War Museum, the State Museum of Pennsylvania and the American Civil War Wax Museum.  For more attraction information, visit the Wrightsville page at www.VisitPA.com

You will find many terrific nature-related attractions here as well, and some popular locations include the Roundtop Mountain Resort, Paulus Orchards, Alpaca Farm and Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. Looking for some great food near properties in this quiet Pennsylvania community? Try out such locations as the River House Restaurant, Casa D'Oria, Rivertown Restaurant or Marcello's Pizza.

Special Events

When you choose to purchase real estate in this York County community, you will have the opportunity to attend the Annual Taste of Pennsylvania Wine and Music Festival. The event is held each May and features a variety of live music, tons of exquisite wine and a broad range of delicious food.

If you are a fan of art, be sure to attend the Yorkfest Fine Arts Fest in late August. In addition to a broad range of fabulous art exhibits, other highlights of the Fine Arts Fest include live entertainment, art activities for the kids and intriguing gallery tours. Be sure to attend the Pennsylvania Herb Festival in May and the Cigar Box Guitar Festival in August as well.

Have you been looking for a home in Pennsylvania where you can escape hectic city life? If you have, take a moment to contact Century 21 Dale Realty Co. We maintain an updated listing of homes in the York County area, and there are sure to be several that will match your needs. Give us a call and end your search today!
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