Purchasing a home for sale in Chambersburg is as wise a choice today as it was July 19, 1764 when real estate lots were advertised for sale in Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette. Those platted lots Franklin advertised are now historic neighborhoods with Chambersburg homes for sale.
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The median income for households in Chambersburg was $32,336 and the median income for a family was $40,352, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. The per capita income for the town was $19,278. According to the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, the tax climate is a favorable one. The county’s taxes are among the 10 lowest of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
Chambersburg is just 13 miles north of the Maryland state line and the Mason Dixon Line. It is 52 miles southwest of the Pennsylvania capital, Harrisburg. Both Washington DC and Baltimore are within 100 miles of Chambersburg. Chambersburg is the county seat of Franklin County. With a population of 20,268, Chambersburg is at the core of the Chambersburg Micropolitan Area.
Farming is a major portion of Chambersburg’s economy. According to the 1997 U.S. Census, companies such as T.B. Foods, Inc. Manitowoc Crane Group, Volvo Construction Equipment, Johnson Controls, Ventura Foods, Tyco Electronics and Olympic Steel round out the economic well-being of the area. The Letterkenny Army Depot is a large employer as well as the Presidential retreat, Camp David.
The Chambersburg Area School District has 13 elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. The district features a Career Magnet School that focuses on science, technology, math and engineering. Serving the area’s students are several private schools. Beyond high school, residents can attend Wilson College, Shippensburg University or Penn State Mont Alto.
Chambersburg homebuyers can enjoy outdoor recreation. Chambersburg is located in the scenic Cumberland Valley. Nearby is Caledonia State Park, a park with more than 1,100 acres of fishing, hunting, hiking trails and a portion of the Appalachian Trail and Michaux State Forest, 85,000 acres of pristine woodlands. The Conococheague Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, is known for its trout stream fishing and it runs through the center of Chambersburg.
Chambersburg is home to 14 pieces of real estate listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The settlement began in 1730 and witnessed important moments in American history. It was in Chambersburg’s town square that Robert E. Lee decided to move east into Gettysburg. During the Civil War, Chambersburg real estate was burned to the ground and the Union battle cry, “Remember Chambersburg” was born. It was the only major northern community burned by Confederates.
According to the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, nearly 70 percent of the homes for sale are single family homes. Chambersburg offers homes for sale for every style and budget. Contact a Prudential Homesale Services Group Chambersburg real estate agent when searching for a Chambersburg home for sale.
|2010 to 2012 Changeup 1.1%|
|Age Distribution (Years Old)|
|0 to 46.3%|
|5 to 1723.4%|
|18 to 6452.9%|
|65 and Older17.4%|
|White (not Hispanic)89.7%|
|Place of Birth|
|High School Graduate, Age 25+84.3%|
|Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+18.7%|
|English is Second Language, Age 5+7.0%|
|English is First Language, Age 5+93.0%|
|Per Capita Income$25,298|
|Median Household Income$51,171|
|People in Poverty8.9%|
|Average Work Commute Time24 minutes|
|Total Housing Units63,882|
|Average Household Size2.50|
|Owner-Occupied Median Value$177,800|
|New Private Housing Issued 2012373|
|Years at Residence|
|1 Year or More87.7%|
|Less Than 1 Year12.3%|
|Business and Employment|
|Private non-farm Establishments3,010|
|Private non-farm Employment45,875|
|Private non-farm Employment Growthdown 0.9%|
|Number of Firms10,759|
|Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender|
|Value of Shipments$3,244,364,000|
|Accommodation and Food Services$12,323|
|Sales Per Capita$164,527,000|
|Land Area772.22 sq. miles|
|Population Per Square Mile194|
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