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Hershey, PA Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Hershey Overview

You don't have to be a chocoholic to enjoy being a Hershey real estate property owner. Although renowned as "Chocolatetown, USA," Hershey, Pennsylvania is also a known as a charming yet sophisticated town of approximately 14,000 residents with world-class amenities. Centrally located in Derry Township in Dauphin County, Hershey is nestled into the Harrisburg-Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. Known as "The Sweetest Place on Earth,” the city's title is bestowed by the many families that buy homes in Hershey for more reasons than just being headquarters for The Hershey Company, the nation's leading manufacturer of confectionery products.

For help finding your Hershey PA "Home Sweet Home", contact a Prudential Homesale Services Group real estate agent today.

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Hershey PA Real Estate Information


Since 1907, the Hershey residential real estate community was built by company founder Milton Hershey as one of the nation's “model towns” for his employees and their families to live, work and play.

Living in Hershey

More than a century later, Hershey homes for sale, with a median cost of $275,000, represent the best of both worlds. If Hershey homebuyers prefer a time-honored charmer, they can purchase a Hershey home in Milton's original “model town” with “Kiss”-shaped light-lined streets and the sweet aroma of chocolate. If Hershey homebuyers prefer an outlying modern contemporary subdivision, there's plenty to choose from with features including open rolling acreage, golf course frontage and secluded woodlots. All Hershey homeowners benefit from an outstanding, award-winning school district, world class health care at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine, state- and nationally-accredited police department and state-of-the-art library.

Working in Hershey

Hershey homeowners possess one of the highest household incomes in Pennsylvania with over half earning college or advanced degrees (average across all US communities is 22 percent). Hershey real estate property owners are overwhelmingly white-collar with over 90 percent employed in professional and managerial jobs.

Recreation and Entertainment in Hershey

Residents of Hershey, PA real estate are only a hop, skip or a jump from Hersheypark, Pennsylvania's crowned jewel of amusement parks. Sprawling across 110 acres, there are 60 thrilling rides, the new Waterworks water park, Hershey Chocolate World, Hershey Museum, ZooAmerica, Hershey Gardens and Giant Center. For the culture vulture, the downtown Hershey area hosts venues including the Hershey Theatre, Hershey Area Playhouse and Hershey Symphony. For the power shopper, a multitude of outlet stores and fine dining options encircle the city. For the sports-minded, four championship golf courses are found within a five-mile radius, and the Hershey Bears Hockey Club, eight community parks, an 11-mile bike and pedestrian trail and an opulent spa can be enjoyed.

Hershey homeowners like to celebrate with unique festivals including the new MixTape Fest, a new event launched in the summer of 2102 celebrating the mainstream U.S. music scene and Hotel Hershey's Food and Wine Festival.

Prudential Homesale Services Group for Hershey PA Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Hershey real estate lies in a convenient location close to major highways, Harrisburg International Airport and Amtrak's Keystone Service. KAT and LT (formerly known as COLT provides reliable bus service. Most major East Coast cities are reachable within a few hours. Eight miles east of Pennsylvania's regional central city of Harrisburg, Hershey also lies near the scenic tourist towns of Lancaster, Carlisle, York and Gettysburg.

Contact Prudential Homesale Services Group to find your Hershey home for sale.

Dauphin County Demographic Information

Population
2010 to 2012 Changeup 0.6%
2010 Count268,100
2012 Estimate269,665
2010 Estimate268,100
Age Distribution (Years Old)
0 to 46.2%
5 to 1722.7%
18 to 6456.6%
65 and Older14.5%
Gender
Male48.4%
Female51.6%
Ethnicity
White74.6%
White (not Hispanic)69.3%
Black18.6%
Native American0.3%
Asian3.5%
Native Hawaiian0.1%
Multi-Racial2.8%
Hispanic7.5%
Place of Birth
Foreign5.8%
US94.2%
Education
High School Graduate, Age 25+88.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+27.0%
Language
English is Second Language, Age 5+10.4%
English is First Language, Age 5+89.6%
Veterans
Veterans22,583
Income
Per Capita Income$28,658
Median Household Income$53,771
People in Poverty12.3%
Commute
Average Work Commute Time21 minutes
Housing
Total Housing Units121,188
Households108,047
Average Household Size2.40
Owner-Occupied65.3%
Multi-Family24.5%
Owner-Occupied Median Value$157,400
Building Permits
New Private Housing Issued 2012835
Years at Residence
1 Year or More84.7%
Less Than 1 Year15.3%
Business and Employment
Private non-farm Establishments6,862
Private non-farm Employment143,099
Private non-farm Employment Growthup 1.1%
Nonemployer Establishments14,921
Number of Firms19,512
Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender
White87.8%
Black7.9%
Native American0.4%
Asian3.9%
Native Hawaiian0.0%
Hispanic0.0%
Female24.3%
Male75.7%
Business Production
Value of Shipments$0
Wholesale Trade$6,456,618,000
Retail Trade$3,869,515,000
Accommodation and Food Services$15,064
Sales Per Capita$676,791,000
Land
Land Area525.05 sq. miles
Population Per Square Mile511

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