Red Lion, PA
Real Estate and Community Information

Red Lion is characterized as a borough and is located in York County, Pennsylvania. According to the 2013 census the population was 6,350 residents.


The borough is served by the Red Lion Area School District. The district operates seven elementary schools, one junior high school and one senior high school and educates children from Kindergarten through grade 12. The district scores high with parents and educational professionals as students continually do well on state wide mandated tests. There are also several private schools as well as charter schools in the area for families desiring educational opportunities other than that of public school.


The area was settled in 1852 and the borough was named after The Red Lion Tavern, one of the first pubs in the area. During the Civil War several homes in the area were part of the Underground Railroad. The borough was a main stop on the Maryland and Pennsylvania railroad. The borough was once the cigar making capital of the world and to this day in honor of New Years Day, a giant cigar is raised rather than dropping a ball. The furniture industry also helped drive the economic wheel of the area with several large factories producing elegant and ornate hand crafted furniture for more than 100 years.

The borough is home to annual street fairs, concerts, car shows, seasonal festivals and neighborhood celebrations. One of the most popular family event is the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony that officially opens the Christmas season.

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Parks and Recreation

The borough park and recreation department operates and maintains several parks and recreational facilities for its residents. Amenities include playground, walking paths, sports field and courts and a splash park. The borough also operates the Bowers Pavilion which offers indoor and outdoor batting cages, sports camps and clinics and sports viewing areas. The recreation department also offers a variety of seasonal recreational programs for youths and adults. There are also several special events offered by the department for family members of all ages.

Attractions and Activities

Residents will find a variety of activities that include hot air balloon rides, bowling, miniature golf, factory tours and vineyard and winery tours. Families will also find a variety of kid friendly activities that include interactive play parks, museums, amusement parks, family fun centers and train rides.
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Available real estate in the borough includes single homes, townhouses, condominiums, row houses and undeveloped property. The properties are moderately priced and ideal for the first time home buyer, retirees and property investors. Many of the properties are located in family friendly neighborhoods. Parties interested in property within the borough should contact a Century 21 Dale Realty Co. agent today!
Century 21 Dale Realty Co.
Century 21 Dale Realty Co.
(800) 735-3253
360 Loucks Road York PA 17404
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