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June
30

The Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore is known for its exceptional restaurants.  At nearly every street corner, you will see a restaurant, café or coffee shop waiting to be explored. Yet until this spring the Federal Hill region lacked one prominent flavor – Italian. That all changed with the opening of Brendali Italian Ristorante. The restaurant has been receiving rave reviews from local diners for its exceptionally tasty authentic Italian dishes. Even those with Italian roots have been raving about their menu.

Federal Hill's Favorite Authentic Italian Faire

Federal Hill Brendali PizzaBrendali Italian Ristorante (located at 1022 Light Street, Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD) is a family owned and operated restaurant serving up Italian classics the way families have for generations. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant features everything from pasta and fish to signature salads and specialty Italian desserts.

Nothing at Brendali's is made from a mix or frozen dish. It is prepared from scratch each day, and the freshness can be tasted in each bite.  Brendali's atmosphere is especially friendly. The serving staff welcomes each customer personally, and the décor is comforting and pleasing without being stuffy.

Choose Family Style or Individual Entrees

If you have ever dined in an Italian home, you know that dinner is an event for the entire family. Brendali's tries to recreate that with its family-style service option. Choose some of their signature dishes, and then enjoy them served family style at your table, so everyone can sample a bit of the dish. If you prefer, you can enjoy the dishes as individual entrees as well, but you may find yourself wishing to steal a bite off of your neighbor's plate if you do.

Federal Hill Brendali tiramisuOne thing that you will notice as you order is the price. While the food here is excellent, the prices are not inflated.  The price of a typical Brendali's lunch is about $10.  Save room for dessert,  Brendali's tiramisu is quickly becoming a Baltimore favorite.

Federal Hill is known for its excellent restaurants, and Baltimore residents travel from all parts of the city when a new restaurant like Brendali's opens. One way to enjoy these restaurants on a regular basis is to purchase a home in Federal Hill.  To make your home search easier, contact Homesale Realty. Browse available Federal Hills homes for sale.

June
30

Elizabethtown PA Ribs & Riffs FestivalElizabethtown, PA is known for its quaint Main Street that is home to a variety of shops, museums, art galleries, and restaurants. Many of the downtown buildings that give the city its charm and defines its history are original 19th and 20th century historic architectural structures.


Elizabethtown is also a city where local business organizations and residents work to keep their community alive and beautiful.  One such organization is the Market Street Improving Business (MSIB) group.

Market Street Improving Business

Market Street Improving Business (MSIB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sustainability of the Elizabethtown, PA downtown area and its surrounding community. The group was formed by five local business owners who came together to keep the business district, center square, and main street thriving and self-sustaining. 


The orgnaization's main objectives are to revitalize and stabilize local businesses, educate local residents about the value of shopping locally, beautification projects around town, and opening channels of communication between the many groups, organizations, and businesses of Elizabethtown.


MSIB hosts several Elizabethtown events to bring the community to its downtown including E-Town 2nd Fridays, Elizabethtown's Arti Walk, 1st Annual Beans and Brew, Wine Walk, and the 1st Annual Ribs and Riffs Music Festival.  All funds raised or donated to MSIB are put directly into activities and improvements in the area.

Ribs & Riffs Music Festival

In what is certainly going to be one of the highlights of the summer, the first annual Ribs & Riffs Music Festival will be held Sunday, July 13th from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Ribs will be provided by Lucky Ducks Bar and Grille and the riffs will be provided by:

  • Little Heartbreakers. Start the afternoon off with the fresh pop sounds from this duo from Enola, PA.
  • Jason Gray Band. Liven up the afternoon with folk sounds from Lancaster, PA
  • Juan Catorce Band. Heat things up with the original pop sounds from this group based in Lancaster, PA.
  • Silver City Rodeo. With seven members playing instruments from steel guitar to the violin, the Americana sound of this Lancaster County band will get everyone on their feet.
  • The Octavia Blues Band. The evening will close with the powerful vocals and harmonica sounds from Octavia backed by her three-man band to create their unique "blues-roots" sound.

The festival will be held behind E-Town Rita's, located at 30 N. Market Street. Tents will be provided for shade and everyone is encouraged to bring their own chair to relax. Additional food vendors are expected to participate and will be announced as the event gets closer.

Getting Involved in MSIB

If you're an Elizabethtown business owner, MSIB could use your help. From fundraising events to marketing to planning events and activities, there's so many ways to lend your expertise to help keep Elizabethtown a place where local businesses can thrive. If you have a few hours to spare each month, take a look at where MSIB needs help, and pitch in.  

Living in Elizabethtown PA

If you'd like to become a part of our community, view our real estate listings for homes in Elizabethtown and contact Homesale Realty to schedule a showing.

June
26

Harrisburg PA Wildwood HeronHarrisburg, PA, named as one of the ten best places in the U.S. to raise a family, offers activities and events for people of all ages.

There are so many things to do in Harrisburg, you may decide to move to our city permanently once you pay us a visit.  Whether its historic museums, art galleries, wine tasting tours or sporting events, Harrisburg offers something for every interest and pastime.  One such pastime is escaping the city in pursuit of Harrisburg's great outdoors: better known as Wildwood Park.

Wildwood Park Has Over 200 Acres

Wildwood Park spans 229 acres of natural protected areas. Here your entire family can explore a 90 acre shallow lake, walk along six miles of trails or experience 1.5 miles of boardwalks. The boardwalks are handicapped accessible, so all visitors can experience the beauty of the area.  Both nature lovers and exercise lovers find Wildwood to be an asset to the Harrisburg community.

Home of the Olewine Nature Center

Within Wildwood Park, you will find the Olewine Nature Center. The Nature Center is filled with displays and dioramas that show how freshwater wetlands work, keeping the flora and fauna health and sustained. This Nature Center shows the importance of the wetlands are to the natural community. It is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesdays through Sundays and hosts regular programs for schools and community members.

Things to Do at Wildwood Park

On any given day, Harrisburg residents can be found at Wildwood Park exploring and enjoy its natural beauty. The wetlands nature sanctuary is an excellent place for bird watching, and many rare and endangered species will spend some of the year in the area. The park also has areas for fishing, and picnics in the park are common. Of course, many people come simply to bike, walk or hike as they get some exercise surrounded by Pennsylvania's natural side.

Wildwood Details

Entrance to Wildwood Park is always free. Some programs, like day camps, have an additional fee. It offers an excellent respite from the city for those who call Harrisburg, Pennsylvania home. Wildwood Park is located surprisingly close to downtown Harrisburg near the intersection of I-781 and Highway 322.

Wildwood Park is just one of many engaging things to do in and around Harrisburg, PA. If you are considering a move to Pennsylvania, Homesale Realty's team of REALTORS is ready to help you in your home search.  Start today by viewing our real estate listing of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania homes for sale.

June
26

Baltimore July 4 FireworksBaltimore celebrates July 4 with a BANG!  Residents will commemorate Independence Day with a citywide celebration in Downtown Baltimore topped off with a true Fourth of July fireworks display guaranteed to be second to none.

July 4 Schedule of Events

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to organizing major events at the Inner Harbor including holiday celebrations, art festivals, cultural exhibits, and more. The 4th of July Celebration, sponsored by Ports America Chesapeake, is one of the biggest events coordinated by the office.

The celebration officially kicks off at 4:00 PM on Friday, July 4 with a performance by Thunderball at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater. The U.S. Naval Academy Band Electric Brigade is scheduled to perform at 7:00 PM, and the fireworks show starts at 9:30 PM.

Before the Fireworks

Baltimore's Harbor is alight with activity during the entire day so eat a good breakfast and get started early. Here's a few activities to enjoy around town before the fireworks show begins.

  • Ports Discovery Children's Museum, 35 Market Place, Baltimore
    Bring the kids and stop in between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for some star-spangled fun. Activities include story times, games, festive crafts, and music.
  • American Visionary Arts Museum, 80 Key Highway, Baltimore
    The annual Pets on Parade event and talent show is always a crowd pleaser. Free registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the parade begins at 10:00. Many prizes are given including best dressed, most patriotic, pet-owner look alike, and more. Pets of all kinds are welcome!
  • Hat Draw Volleyball, Rash Field, Light Street & Key Highway, Baltimore
    Register to compete and show your stuff while getting in a great workout before the evening's indulgences, or watch the excitement from the sidelines.

Where to Watch

There are no shortages of places to watch the fireworks displays, here are a few hot spots:

  • Top of the World Observation Level, 401 E. Pratt Street, 27th Floor, Baltimore
    Bring the whole family and enjoy a 360-degree view of the city along with fun activities, food, and drinks. The Picnic at the Top begins at 7:30 PM
  • Historic Ships Deck Party, 301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
    Enjoy delicious barbecue and local beer with music, tours, a firing canon, and a front-row seat to the fireworks display. Festivities begin at 7:00 PM
  • National Aquarium Pier Party, 501 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
    Celebrate with music, crafts, food, and fun for the whole family along with a spectacular view of the fireworks. The party starts at 7:00 PM

Cruise on the Bay for Independence Day

For an extra special way to celebrate the Fourth, enjoy a cruise around the Bay for a spectacular view of the festivities. Here are a couple options that are friendly for the whole family:

  • Cruises on the Bay, Baltimore Finger Piers, 555 Light Street, Baltimore
    Relax with a completely unobstructed view of the fireworks display in Baltimore's Inner Harbor during this four-hour cruise. Light snacks and a cash bar are provided and kids are welcome.
  • Spirit Cruises, 561 Light Street, Baltimore
    For a truly luxurious experience, spend three hours aboard a Spirit Cruise and enjoy a premium open bar including juice and soda for kids, dinner, live DJ and dancing, and a dazzling view of the fireworks show. 

Living in Baltimore

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June
19

Columbia MD Planned CommunityColumbia, MD is known as the best planned community in the country. Started with the most basic idea--that a city should better the life of its residents, James R., Rouse planned and developed Columbia in the mid-1960s.  Today, its nine bustling town centers, beautiful homes, and dozens of places to play provide residents with what they need for a good quality of life.  Still growing and developing the city today, Columbia welcomes new residents to the local community regularly.

Living in Columbia MD

Most cities are developed in a hodgepodge manner with new developments cropping up as they're needed. The result is crowded, confusing cities that are continually lacking in resources. The city's founder, James Rouse, wanted to build a new kind of community that looks towards the future for today's design goals.


Rather than a build-as-we-grow approach, each of the nine neighborhoods of Columbia were built around a town center large enough to meet the needs of the entire neighborhood. Each neighborhood is managed by its own association that oversees parks, building projects, and recreation hubs. The result is a self-contained community that offers residents easy, uncluttered living with access to plenty of employment opportunities and places to have fun.

Columbia Business and Economy

With one of the most educated workforces in the nation, Howard County is home to some of the largest corporations in the US including:  Motorola, Magellan Health Services, Honeywell, Sun MicroSystems, and Northrup Grumman. The 4 million square feet of the Columbia Gateway Business Park houses these businesses along with many others.

In fact, in this one center alone, more than 17,000 people are employed – and this is only one of the many business centers in Columbia that house more than 5,000 companies of every size and industry. Making the 20-mile commute to Baltimore or the 30-mile commute to D.C. will always be an option, but never a necessity.

Things to Do in Columbia

Columbia, MD features three man-made lakes for fishing and boating along with 23 outdoor swimming pools, an ice skating rink, and tennis courts. The Earth Treks Climbing Center offers exciting indoor climbing, or head outdoors and explore more than 93 miles of biking and running trails that connect to the larger systems of Howard County and Patapsco River. Golf enthusiasts will be happy to find two full-featured courses inside the city: Hobbit's Glen Golf Club and Fairway Hills Golf Club

Local Restaurants

Take a culinary trip around the world without ever leaving the city. Exotic options include Royal Taj Indian cuisine, An Loi Vietnamese cuisine, Hunan Manor Chinese Restaurant, and Azul 17 Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Lounge, just to name a few. 

Or, enjoy choosing from a few American-style restaurants:

  • Iron Bridge Wine Company, 10435 State Route 108, Columbia
    The extensive wine selection and rotating menu make every meal unique. Options often include small plates, steaks, short ribs, duck breast, and seafood along with many vegetarian and gluten-free options.
  • Bon Fresco, 6945 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia
    Enjoy fresh food that's served delicatessen-style and includes crisp salads, sandwiches prepared on freshly-baked bread, and homemade desserts that are simply delicious. 
  • Ale House Columbia, 6480 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia
    Stop in for lunch and enjoy the Brewhouse Pretzel served with Blonde Ale Fondue or the Grilled Honey Sriracha Wings, or relax and enjoy one of the many burgers, taco plates, and dinner entrees including a kid's menu. 


Columbia, MD Homes for Sale

View a current real estate listing of homes for sale in Columbia, MD. Contact a local Homesale.com REALTOR for help finding homes in Columbia, MD.

June
19

Military Retirees Call Carlise, PA Home

Carlisle PA Best City for Vets ListCarlisle, Pennsylvania has been named to Livability.com's list of Top 10 Best Cities for Veterans to Retire.  Whether an older US solider looking for a relaxed retirement or a younger veteran searching for a second career, Carlisle offers its military veterans a high quality of life with plentiful employment opportunities and leisure activities earning them the fourth spot on Livability.com's list.

What Carlisle Offers its Vets

Livability weighed several factors including climate, cost of living, and unemployment. Carlisle PA enjoys a moderate climate with summer highs around 80 degrees and winter lows that infrequently dip below freezing.  The unemployment rate for the area is just 5 percent, below the national average of 6.3 percent.
 

Other factors included access to recreational and cultural opportunities along with the availability of VA hospitals and clinics. Cities that were also close to a military base were rated better for the resources available to veterans such as free legal advice, discounted food, and equipment.

Nearby Carlisle Military Conveniences

Carlisle's beautiful downtown area and strong service industry were definite benefits, along with the fact that the state of Pennsylvania does not tax federal pensions. As far as institutions and amenities that make Carlisle a great place for Vets, here's a look at what helped Carlisle, PA make the cut:

  • Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 S. Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon
    Easy access to quality medical care through the VA was a critical factor in Livability.com's decision and the Lebanon facility is only about 50 miles from Carlisle. This facility provides a full range of medical services for veterans including dental services.
  • Camp Hill VA Outpatient Clinic, 25 N. 32nd Street, Camp Hill
    For non-emergency and other medical services a little closer to home, the Camp Hill clinic is only 20 miles from Carlisle.
  • U.S. Army War College, 122 Forbes Avenue, Carlisle
    Located on the Carlisle Barracks grounds, the U.S. Army War College provides the highest quality professional military education to develop leaders for service.

Carlisle, PA Recreational Activities

Carlisle, PA was also selected for all the recreational activities found throughout the Cumberland Valley area. Here are a few of the locations that make Carlisle such a great place to live:

  • Williams Grove Speedway, 1 Speedway Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA
    Home of American Spring car racing from March through October with featured Kids Nights that include rides, games, and kids racing.
  • Mayapple Golf Club, 1 Mayapple Drive, Carlisle, PA
    Enjoy a relaxing day on the full featured golf course and driving range. After a few rounds, stop in at Fiddler's Bar and Grill and enjoy a relaxing drink on the patio, full meal in the dining room, or drinks at the bar while catching up on the latest sports scores.
  • Colonel Denning State Park, 1599 Doubling Gap Road, Newville PA
    Relax and enjoy a full range of outdoor adventures including canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting, and more than 18 miles of hiking trails. There are also campsites available for campers and tents, along with skiing and ice skating activities for the winter.

Carlisle - A Great Place for Everyone

Forbes Magazine has also listed Carlisle as one of the cheapest cities to live and one of the best places to raise a family in the nation. View our list of available Carlisle, PA homes for sale. Contact Homesale Realty to find a home in Carlisle, PA.

June
13

Gettysburg Pennsylvania Homesale Realty

Are you considering a move to Gettysburg?

Find out what makes living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania so special. Here are ten things to know about Gettysburg before you move there.

 

  1. Gettysburg is a History Tour

    Gettysburg is filled with Civil War history.  In addition to walking the same ground where nearly 5,000 soldiers died during the Battle of Gettysburg, you can see houses, hotels and taverns from a bygone era.

  2. See a Show at The Majestic
    The Majestic Theater is a historic theater that has been restored. Here, plays, musicals, movies and live performances of major theatrical and art events, like the Met Opera, are hosted. Don't be surprised if ushers in tuxedos greet you when you visit.

  3. Play the Links at Gettysburg

    The Links at Gettysburg is minutes away from the battlefields. This 18-hole championship par 71 course is naturally beautiful. Rock cliffs, lakes and stone-lined tee boxes complement waterfalls, and it's quite common to see wildlife nearby while you play.

  4. Tour a Museum

    Gettysburg is a city packed with museums. From the Lincoln Train Museum to Ronn Palm's Museum of Civil War Images, many of the museums are dedicated to the Civil War history of the area. The Eisenhower National Historic Site is also in Gettysburg.

  5. Gettysburg Family Amusement Complex

    When you are ready for a break in history, take the family to the Gettysburg Family Amusement Complex. Enjoy typical amusement park offerings like mini golf, go carts and laser tag. An arcade and snack bar are also available.

  6. Enjoy a Bite at one of Gettysburg's Restaurants

    Like the attractions in Gettysburg, many of the restaurants have a historic flair to them. Some of the top places to eat in Gettysburg are the Dobbin House Tavern, which is in a historic building, and the Garryowen Irish Pub, which also embraces the historic nature of the community.

  7. Take a Gettysburg Ghost Tour

    Some say that the battlefield comes to life with the ghosts of the fallen after dark, and a ghost tour will take you to some of the best haunts in Gettysburg. With the number of deaths that occurred in this one place, it's no wonder that some find it to be an excellent place to spot a few spooks. It is considered one of the top five haunted places in America.

  8. Do Some Shopping

    Residents of Gettysburg love a deal, and the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg is a great place to get one. Find everything from furniture to the latest fashions at discounted prices at this popular shopping destination.

  9. Take a Wine Tour

    Adams County Winery is located 10 miles to the south of Gettysburg National Military Park. Sip local wines as you enjoy the countryside vista. While technically not in Gettysburg, this is close enough to be considered part of the city.

  10. Contact Homesale Realty in Gettysburg

    Homesale Realty has a local team of real estate agents located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania ready to answer any questions you might have about a move to Gettysburg.

Let one of our professional real estate agents make living in historic Gettysburg a part of your future. View a list of homes for sale in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

June
13

Westminster, Maryland Marks its 250th Anniversary in 2014

 

Westminster MD Celebrates 250Westminster, Maryland, considered a hidden gem in the greater Baltimore area, is a small, yet thriving community offering area families a variety of local attractions, festivals, and events to enjoy.

Celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2014, Westminster community residents will commemorate the occasion with a year full of festivities. The motto of Westminster, Maryland is "Where history meets tomorrow." Historic markers and buildings throughout town point to the historic significance of the community, yet its willingness to embrace technology and progress showing how it really is a city of tomorrow.

Small, Close-Knit Community

One of the benefits of purchasing property in Westminster is the chance to live in a small community where residents take the time to get to know one another. With just over 18,000 residents, Westminster is small enough that you can really feel at home. Neighbors take care of each other in this community, and you will be proud to become part of it.

Things to Do in Westminster

In spite of its small size, Westminster MD offers its residents plenty to do. An active parks and recreation department provides enjoyable things to do all year long. In the summer, children's camps provide a place for kids to enjoy trips, sports, crafts and other activities, all while staying active during the summer. Year-round family-friendly programs, like a daddy-daughter and mother-son date nights, Corbit's Charge Ball and Sunday's Concert Series help keep community members engaged.

One of the highlights of life in Westminster is the Longwell Center. Housed within the town's historic Armory building, the Longwell Center is a health and wellness center with a family fitness center. Here the entire family can get fit together.

The community also has a public pool that is open throughout the summer months. Add 14 parks and 50 miles of parkland and trails, and you have a community where staying active and having fun is easy.

Where to Dine and Shop

Many small towns lack in dining and shopping options, but not Westminster. You can grab exceptional food at Sakura Japanese Steak House, Legends Café or Pour House. It has its share of grab and go cuisine as well, including excellent pizza joints.

When you are ready to do some shopping, Westminster's Town Mall has everything you need. Chain retailers and local boutiques are both available for your shopping pleasure.

Westminster is a true gem in the Maryland area. Contact Homesale Realty to browse current homes for sale in Westminster, Maryland.

June
5

Best of Baltimore

Moving to Mount Vernon Maryland


Mount Vernon MD Batimore NeighbhorhoodsThe Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore features colorful row houses line cobblestone streets facing historic buildings that are the ultimate picture of 19th-century Baltimore. This is what you see when you start shopping for a home in Mount Vernon. Quickly growing in importance as a residential neighborhood, Mount Vernon is one of the top neighborhoods in Baltimore for those who want to enjoy urban living in a historic community.

Mount Vernon's Population

One of Mount Vernon's draws is the diversity of its population. Here, families are raising their children alongside artists of all types, while college students enjoy close proximity to campus and professionals love living near downtown and nearby Washington D.C.

This diversity is seen not only in the population, but also in the activities and dining options you can find within Mount Vernon. Dining out in Mount Vernon is an experience in cultural diversity, with the option to enjoy everything from Afghan faire at Helmand and cuisine from Eastern Europe at Brewer's Art.

Cultural diversity is also present in Mount Vernon. Spend a weekend touring the Walters Art Museum, which serves as a center point of a large museum and gallery district that rivals the Smithsonian, or enjoy taking in the sounds of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. If your tastes are a bit more modern, the Sidebar and Talking Head offer rock performances almost nightly. Once the sun sets, these and other clubs come to life, offering music in just about any genre for you to enjoy.

Mount Vernon's Real Estate Variety

Whether you are in the market for an affordable condo or loft or want a larger row house with space to raise a family, you will find it in Mount Vernon. Here you can live in a Victorian row house, high-rise condo, carriage house or apartment that fits your needs, tastes and budget. Prices are also on the affordable side for historic neighborhoods, which is what makes this Baltimore community so appealing to young families. Yet luxury buyers will find their share of spacious homes with four and more bedrooms and million-dollar amenities. All of these homes benefit from being in historic buildings in a historic community.

As you are searching for Baltimore, MD real estate, the right real estate agent is essential. Homesale Realty has team of real estate professionals who will help you in your search for a home in Baltimore. If the diversity and historic significance of Mount Vernon appeals to you, contact Homesale Realty to get started on the home search today.

June
5

Lancaster PA Best Places to RetireLancaster PA consistently makes the top of many lists for best places for retirees including Forbes' list of Top 10 Places to Retire. What makes it such a welcoming place for retirees? The combination of small-town friendliness, vibrant arts and cultural destinations, bustling shopping opportunities, and the close proximity to Philadelphia and Baltimore can't be beat.

Walkable Downtown Lancaster

The 20 square blocks of downtown Lancaster has dozens of destinations including dining opportunities, historical attractions, and more. Shopping in the 200 shops and galleries of downtown is an experience in itself as you choose from stores like Artsy Girl handmade cards and prints, Chubby Bubblz handmade soaps, the Herb Shop, and many more antique stores, boutique clothing stores, wine shops, and specialty stores.

Entertainment in Lancaster PA

  • Fulton Theatre, 12 N. Prince Street
    Originally opened in 1852, the Fulton Theatre is the oldest continuously operated theater in the country and only one of eight designated as National Historic Landmarks. Enjoy theatre tours, live performances, and family specials.
  • Tellus360, 24 East King Street
    Enjoy live music, farm-fresh food, intriguing art, and plenty of fun. The studio is furnished with reclaimed wood furniture, and the art and stories are fresh and original.
  • Opera Lancaster, 42 North Prince Street
    Attracting singers from New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and all over the coast, this unique non-profit organization strives to promote the art of Opera while helping developing artists nurture their careers.

Revisit History in Lancaster

The Lancaster area has a rich history and many historical destinations to learn and experience all the phases of life that the town has gone through. Here are a few can't-miss stops.

  • Lancaster Newspapers Museum, 28 South Queen Street
    Experience more than 200 years of newspaper history, especially the local Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster New Era and Sunday News.
  • Demuth Museum, 120 East King Street,
    A famous painter of the late 1800s and early 1900s, Charles Demuth created more than 1,000 unique pieces in his Lancaster home, many of which are on display here. The museum is also an educational center and features many rotating exhibits.
  • President James Buchanan's Wheatland, 230 North President Avenue
    Tour the home of the only president from the state of Pennsylvania and enjoy exhibits of political memorabilia, personal artifacts of the Buchanan family.

Lancaster Restaurants

With so much to see and do around town, knowing where to stop in for refreshments is a must. Downtown Lancaster is home to more than a dozen causal cafes and bakeries such as the Prince Street Cafe where a good cup of coffee and a delicious sandwich can be had in minutes. 

A number of fine dining opportunities are available for those times when you would like to relax and enjoy a leisurely meal. Local favorites include the French cuisine served at Citronnelle and the farm-to-table restaurant of John J. Jeffries.
 

Moving to Lancaster PA

Lancaster PA is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the slower pace of a small city surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful landscapes. The occasional Amish horse-and-buggy will share the road with you, and at the same time the big city is only a short ride away. View a list of current Lancaster condominiums and townhouses for sale. Contact Homesale Realty to find a home, schedule a showing, for a list of upcoming Lancaster open houses.

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