Lebanon, Pennsylvania was voted the second least stressful city in the United States, according to a recent survey conducted by Sperling’s BestPlaces, it comes naturally. Contributing criteria to Lebanon's low stress is low crime, divorce rates and unemployment; short average commute times; and good mental health--all to be enjoyed by laidback Lebanon homeowners.
Lebanon real estate properties are a study in contrast from colonial era parcels to modern subdivisions. Lebanon homes in the central city district were originally built in the 1700s and still feature abundant pre-WWII architecture. This makes Lebanon one of the oldest and most historic cities in Pennsylvania.
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Lebanon is a medium-sized city of 25,000 people, centrally-located in Pennsylvania offering a hearty mix of white- and blue-collar jobs for its ethnically-diverse population. Over 30 percent of Lebanon residents are of Hispanic or Latino descent. A strong work ethic and skilled workforce allows Lebanon to enjoy one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. The median sales price for Lebanon homes is $117,700, one of the lowest in Pennsylvania.
The main street commercial buildings of Downtown Lebanon are equally historic dating back to the 1700-1800s. The Lebanon Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Farmers Market, Wertz Candies and abundant antique and unique gift shops are all located in or within two blocks of the Central Business District.
Residents of Lebanon can take advantage of ten quality parks including Memorial Park on 110 picturesque acres featuring the 1840s -vintage North Lebanon Furnaces along its southern slopes. Nearby Stoever’s Dam Park occupies 163 acres for fishing with a habitat for wildlife, a community theater, nature barn, camping facilities, gardening plots and hiking and biking trails.
Leading attractions in Pennsylvania Dutch country include Annville’s Main Street with its Allen Theater, Cornwall's historic Iron Furnace, Mt Gretna's Pennsylvania Chatauqua Art Show and popular lake and beach destination and Palmyra's historic downtown renovation.
A majority of Lebanon homeowners are just minutes from Hershey Park and Hershey attractions. Hollywood Casino lies just minutes to the northwest. Equidistant within a 45-minute radius are Harrisburg, Lancaster and Reading. Lebanon is accessible from the south via the Pennsylvania Turnpike and from the north by two Interstates, I-81 and I-78.
Lebanon County is celebrating its bicentennial year in 2013 with a multitude of historic reenactments, community picnics, walking tours, festivals and parades.
Completed in 1827, the 610 foot Union Canal tunnel in Northwest Lebanon is the oldest transportation tunnel in the U.S. and a National Historic Landmark. The tunnel connects the Susquehanna River with the Schuylkill River. The surrounding park includes 110 acres of meadows and woods.
Surrounding Lebanon City are Lebanon County real estate properties blessed with an abundance of open space and conservation lands of the lower Susquehanna River region providing numerous recreational opportunities. Lebanon's "Pennsylvania Dutch" heritage is reflected here with pastoral landscapes and tidy farmsteads featuring outstanding farmers markets of dairy and pork delicacies, including the world-famous Lebanon Bologna.
Contact a Prudential Homesale Services Group real estate agent today to learn more about real estate listings in the Lebanon, PA area.
|2010 to 2012 Changeup 1.3%|
|Age Distribution (Years Old)|
|0 to 46.2%|
|5 to 1722.7%|
|18 to 6453.5%|
|65 and Older17.6%|
|White (not Hispanic)85.6%|
|Place of Birth|
|High School Graduate, Age 25+84.9%|
|Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+18.7%|
|English is Second Language, Age 5+9.2%|
|English is First Language, Age 5+90.8%|
|Per Capita Income$26,238|
|Median Household Income$53,474|
|People in Poverty9.6%|
|Average Work Commute Time23 minutes|
|Total Housing Units56,041|
|Average Household Size2.48|
|Owner-Occupied Median Value$160,800|
|New Private Housing Issued 2012224|
|Years at Residence|
|1 Year or More88.5%|
|Less Than 1 Year11.5%|
|Business and Employment|
|Private non-farm Establishments2,610|
|Private non-farm Employment43,384|
|Private non-farm Employment Growthdown 0.1%|
|Number of Firms10,145|
|Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender|
|Value of Shipments$2,393,561,000|
|Accommodation and Food Services$11,612|
|Sales Per Capita$125,336,000|
|Land Area361.83 sq. miles|
|Population Per Square Mile370|
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