Sitting on the bank of the Susquehanna River, and formerly known as Wright's Ferry, Columbia is a picturesque Lancaster County borough. Originally settled in 1726, Columbia is an area rich in history and culture. Today, those who purchase homes here enjoy beautiful views, both of the river and the Veterans Memorial Bridge and of the historic downtown, a friendly community and a convenient location not far from York, Lancaster and Harrisburg.
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Are you looking for a townhouse near downtown? Do you picture yourself in a home on the river? Do historic houses, including row houses, appeal to you? As you shop for homes for sale in Columbia, you will find all of these options. The average sale price for a home here is $102,000, making it an affordable option in the area. Search the newest real estate listings in Columbia, PA.
The Columbia Borough School District serves the students in Columbia. It has two elementary schools—Park Elementary and Taylor Elementary, as well as the Columbia Junior and Senior high. Students also have the option to attend Our Lady of The Angles and Holy Trinity School for a religious-based education, but these require a short commute. After graduation, students can attend one of the nearby colleges, including Penn State Harrisburg, Albright College, Penn State York and Gettysburg College. Find homes for sale in Columbia by school district.
Columbia does not have many major employers of its own, but its close proximity to larger cities means a number of employment options nearby. The top Lancaster County employer is Lancaster General Hospital, followed by Mutual Assistance Group, Ephrata Community Hospital and RR Donnelley & Sons Company. Employment options in manufacturing, healthcare, industrial and office work are all available; ensuring those who purchase homes in Columbia can find something that meets their needs well.
Columbia's central location means it is easy to enjoy all of the attractions and amenities of York, Lancaster and Harrisburg. However, if you wish to stay close to home, the Susquehanna River provides ample recreational opportunities right in Columbia. Take a riverside trail, go fishing, head out on a boat or simply sit on the shores and watch the river flow by. Then, head to the historic Market House to shop for locally produced items and fresh foods. Columbia's downtown provides interesting shopping options also from locals, and you can find treasures to decorate your home by shopping locally. After shopping, take a walking tour of Columbia's historic district to see the Victorian and Art Deco style buildings that still stand today as a testament to Columbia's rich history.
Finding a home in Columbia is easier with the right real estate team. Contact Homesale Realty to learn more about purchasing your dream home in Columbia, PA today.
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