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If you get excited about American history and would like to live in a place that played an important part in the beginning of America, then take a look at York PA. The Articles of Confederation were written and adopted in this town by the Continental Congress and for nine months in 1777-78 it was the Capital of the United States. The town is located in the southeastern section of Pennsylvania and as of the 2010 census it has a population of 43,550 citizens. You can learn more about the history of this important town by going to yorkcity.org
While you are looking at York, PA homes for sale
, check out all the incredible parks and recreation areas as well. The town has 25 different parks that offer everything from childrens' playgrounds and picnic areas to ball fields, hiking trails, historic buildings and scenic waterways. The Heritage Rail Trail Park includes a section of the railroad track that carried President Lincoln from Washington D.C. to Gettysburg where he gave his famous Gettysburg Address. The Cherry Lane Park sits downtown and is a favorite place for many residents to visit among the local statues and historic markers. For more information about the local parks, visit York's Parks and Recreation
As you check out various homes for sale, don't forget to take a look at all the local attractions and activities available for you to enjoy. The town hosts a farmers market that has been running since 1866 as well as locations and activities like the Police Heritage Museum, the County Colonial Courthouse, the Fire Museum and the Bonham House
, the historic home of local artist Horace Bonham. The town also sponsors a garden tour as well as adult and youth sports, summer concerts in the park and various holiday festivals throughout the year.
If you are looking for more events
to attend, you will find things like the Olde York Street Fair, the Fine Arts Festival, Bike night, Music in the Vineyards, the Gardens at John Rudy County Park, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, the County 4-H fair, Short Line Sunday - Ma & Pa Railroad and Stewartstown Railroad, George's Furniture Wood Shop Tour and much more. You can also check out the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Vehicle Operations Factory Tours, Dancing with the Vines wine tasting, Summer Concert Series at Adams County Winery, World War II Tribute Day and the Fiore Winery Annual Art Jazz & Wine Festival. Be sure to check out www.yorkpa.org
Event Calendar for more fun near you.