Mechanicsburg, PA is a prosperous, diverse borough located just across the Susquehanna River from the state capital in Harrisburg. It's a popular place for state officials to live thanks to its proximity to the capital, and you'll also find quite a few lifelong residents here who couldn't imagine living anywhere else. That's because the borough of Mechanicsburg is filled with local history, entertainment options, and great shopping, all in a very family-friendly setting. There's never been a better time to experience the borough of Mechanicsburg.
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Mechanicsburg is home to an estimated 8,969 residents. Both median household income and average home values in Mechanicsburg exceed state averages while the cost of living in the borough is slightly lower than the national average. Education and family are both important in Mechanicsburg. More than 42% of adults here have earned a college degree, and 47% of homes in the borough are considered married households. It's also a very safe place to live, with crime rates significantly lower than average.
Homes in Mechanicsburg feature something for every budget—including a very robust luxury real estate market. Yet it's not at all unusual to find some of the most affordable homes in the region even in the commercial center of Mechanicsburg. Most homes in the borough offer an easy commute to the state capital of Harrisburg, located just across the Susquehanna River. Search the newest real estate listings in Mechanicsburg, PA.
The Mechanicsburg Area School District covers education in the borough and is ranked among the best in the region. Top-rated schools in the district include Broad Street Elementary, Mechanicsburg Middle, and Mechanicsburg Senior High, but it's hard to go wrong choosing any of the schools in the district. There are also quite a few colleges nearby, including Dickinson College, Penn State Harrisburg, and Messiah College. Search Mechanicsburg homes for sale by school district.
Mechanicsburg's central location near the city of Harrisburg makes it a popular spot for state government workers, with a very quick commute to the capital city. Its most popular industries include a mix of professional careers and skilled labor. Careers in finance, professional services, research, mathematics, public administration and management all outpace state averages. The borough is also a great place to find work in food-service, hospitality, retail, and construction.
History lovers and railroad enthusiasts will love exploring the many historic railroad sites scattered throughout the borough, and getting in touch with its Mechanicsburg Museum Association. The borough's downtown is loaded with great places to grab a meal, and plenty of locally owned shops to explore. Mechanicsburg is also home to a varied collection of art galleries, antique dealers, and boutique shops.
Mechanicsburg is very big on special events of all types, so you can find something unique to experience at every point on the calendar. Be sure to attend Jubilee Day every summer, and experience one of the largest events of its type in the region. There are special events for local charities, historic organizations, schools, businesses, and so much more.
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