Elizabethtown, PA is located in the heart of historic Lancaster County, just 20 miles from the state capital in Harrisburg. Elizabethtown is known for its historic buildings, Pennsylvania Dutch traditions, and tight-knit population of full-time residents. Known as E-Town to the locals, the borough was first incorporated in 1827, and recently celebrated its 190th anniversary. The future looks bright in Elizabethtown, as well, thanks to a growing population, diverse collection of local businesses, and a quality school system that equips E-Town's kids with the tools they need to succeed.
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Elizabethtown has a healthy population for a borough with an estimated population of 11,611 residents spread over 2.6 square miles of area. Both median household income and home values in Elizabethtown beat Pennsylvania's strong averages, and there are some beautiful homes in the borough. Elizabethtown's average resident age of 32.6 years is a full eight years below the Pennsylvania average, in part thanks to all of the young professionals with families who call the borough home. Crime rates in Elizabethtown are exceptionally low, and the borough has an excellent level of educational attainment with more than 40 percent of adults earning a college degree. Search the newest real estate listings in Elizabethtown, PA.
Schools in the borough are part of the Elizabethtown Area School District, which has earned solid reviews from students, parents, and school rating agencies. Schools in the district include Bainbridge Elementary, East High Street Elementary, Mill Road Elementary, Bear Creek School, Rheems Elementary, Elizabethtown Area Middle, and Elizabethtown Area High School. Elizabethtown College is located right in the borough, and other nearby colleges includes Albright College, Millersville University and the Harrisburg Area Community College. Search Elizabethtown homes for sale by school district.
In addition to a wide selection of local small businesses, Elizabethtown is home to a few large, well-known employers. There is an M&M Mars Factory, which supplies plenty of jobs as well as sweet treats, and there are quite a few employment opportunities in education at Elizabethtown College. If you work in state government, Elizabethtown has an easy commute to Harrisburg. Keeping with the theme so far, education, manufacturing, and public administration are among the most popular fields in E-town, each with opportunities exceeding state averages by a wide margin. With a total of seven schools, the Elizabethtown Area School District is also one of the borough's largest employers.
Elizabethtown College is a major pillar of the local community, and you'll find more than a great education on campus. There are also athletic events, live performances, and all sorts of affordable special events throughout the year. Lancaster County is also known as one of the best places in the country to shop for antiques, with so many shops that there is always another hidden gem to be found. Elizabethtown has a “sister city” agreement with Letterkenny, in County Donegal, Ireland, which has led to fun cultural exchanges between the two communities across the Atlantic Ocean. The Arts in the Park event is always a must-see each spring, and the annual Holiday Parade offers fun for the whole family each fall.
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