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Lebanon, PA Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Lebanon Overview

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.

Fore more information about buying a home and living in Lebanon, contact Prudential Homesale Services Group.

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Lebanon PA Real Estate Information

Lebanon Demographics

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.

Lebanon Business and Economy

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. 

Recreation and Entertainment in Lebanon

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.

Living in Lebanon

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.

Prudential Homesale Services Group for Lebanon Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Contact a Prudential Homesale Services Group real estate agent today to learn more about real estate listings in the Lebanon, PA area. 



Lebanon County Demographic Information

2010 to 2012 Changeup 1.3%
2010 Count133,568
2012 Estimate135,251
2010 Estimate133,573
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%
Native American0.3%
Native Hawaiian0.0%
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
Building Permits
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%
Nonemployer Establishments7,832
Number of Firms10,145
Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender
Native American0.0%
Native Hawaiian0.0%
Business Production
Value of Shipments$2,393,561,000
Wholesale Trade$2,802,572,000
Retail Trade$1,488,641,000
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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