With today’s busy pace, many people are finding that small town life is just the thing when looking for a home. Small towns in York County, Pennsylvania and in Maryland allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds. You’re close to larger cities for amenities, but you don’t have to deal with the bustle.
Some of the best places to live in Pennsylvania Dutch Country and in Maryland are small towns, such as these:
- Shrewsbury, PA is a town of about 3,829. With great schools and attractive homes that show pride of ownership, Shrewsbury has a suburban style that is popular with families, young professionals and retirees alike. It is a highly walkable area, too.
- Jacobus, PA has a population of 1,903 and highly-regarded public schools. This area has a relaxed suburban feel, with plenty of green spaces and attractive homes.
- Stewartstown, PA is a York County borough with about 2,089 residents. Known for the Stewartstown Engine House, the Stewartstown Railroad and Stewartstown Railroad Station, this is an area rich with history. Families in the area appreciate the good public schools and range of amenities nearby.
- Dallastown, PA has a population of 4,049 and a century-old school and fire fighting museum as well as a big park. It has one of the best bookstores in the area, too.
- Lewisberry, PA is another York County borough, and it has a population of only 362 — but this tiny town has some lovely homes and spaces. Do not miss Silver Lake, a beautiful former mill pond. The town is also famous for Gravity Hill, which offers an optical illusion: Cars look like they drift uphill when they are in neutral.
- Dillsburg, PA has a population of approximately 2,563, and this small town is famous for pickles. Expect to eat pickle soup, fried pickles and other specialties, and don’t miss out on Dillsburg’s annual Farmers’ Fair and the giant New Year’s pickle.
- Wrightsville, PA is home to 2,320 as well as the Wrightsville Historical Museum and Burning Bridge Diorama. There are many memorials in this town, and each year, special events are held to raise money for preserving the area’s many historically-important structures.
- Lititz, MD is ideal if you’re looking for something a little larger. It has a population of about 9,385 and it was voted the “Coolest Small Town” by Budget Travel. The area has farmlands, artisanal breweries, a farmer’s market and more.
- Thurmont, MD has a population of over 6,000 people and is a “Main Street Maryland Community” with a historical downtown area. There are many beautiful spots for hiking in town.
- Crisfield, MD has about 2,602 residents and grew from a small fishing village to the “Seafood Capital of the World.” You can enjoy amazing seafood and water views here.
Are You Looking for a Small Town Home?
In addition to a slower pace of life, another advantage of living in a small town is that the costs can be lower, too. To find out more and to compare, get in touch with us at CENTURY 21 Core Partners. We can work to make your small-town dreams a reality.