Tucked away in the heart of Amish Country, Ephrata, PA provides home buyers with a historic community that is both quiet and serene and vibrant and welcoming. Here, historic row homes sit alongside newly built properties to create an interesting mix. A quaint downtown, filled with eclectic shops, and a location surrounded by rolling foothills make Ephrata both charming and inviting.
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Ephrata is currently the most populous borough in Lancaster County, with 13,426 people who live within the suburban community. The community appeals primarily to middle-class individuals who are looking for an escape from the demands of city living, but still wish to live close to major cities while enjoying the benefits of life in the countryside. It boasts an average home price of $165,800, providing affordable and comfortable lodging options for its residents. Search the newest real estate listings in Ephrata, PA.
The Ephrata Area School District serves families living in Ephrata. It is broken into four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The district boasts a high graduation rate and high test scores, earning it a bronze rating from U.S. News and World Report. After graduation, students are able to go on to attend several schools in nearby Lancaster, including Lancaster Bible College, Franklin and Marshall College and the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. Search Ephrata homes for sale by school district.
Ephrata's economy is a booming one, with a nice mixture of large businesses and small locally-owned shops. A luxury rehab facility provides over 200 jobs, and other local retailers and offices also provide employment. Many who purchase homes in Ephrata are able to enjoy the employment options of nearby Lancaster as well. Some of the largest local employers include Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster General Health Penn Medicine and BB&T.
Ephrata has a rich history waiting to be discovered. Take a step back in time and see what life was like for the deeply religious in the 1700s with a tour of the Ephrata Cloister, or take an afternoon to shop in the historic downtown. Everywhere one looks in Ephrata, historic sites wait to be discovered.
Of course, historic exploration is not the only thing to do in Ephrata. The community boasts around 322 acres of parkland, providing plenty of places to play. Those who purchase homes in Ephrata also regularly find themselves at the Ephrata pool when summer temperatures start to heat up. Here water slides, climbing walls and a zero-depth entry provide fun and relaxation for the entire family.
If you find yourself in the market for a new home in this quant community, take the time to visit our Ephrata office or contact our team at BHHS Homesale Realty for expert help.
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