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Life in South Central Pennsylvania

Central-MarketYork and its neighboring areas offer an ideal living environment to match the quality of work life you're seeking.

If you value a strong sense of community, the more palatable pace of a smaller city and the convenience of a workplace close to home, you'll realize the advantages of considering WellSpan Health as part of your future.

A proud past, a promising future

York was the first capitol of the United States, hosting the drafting and signing of The Articles of Confederation in 1777, and Gettysburg, site of the most decisive battle in the American Civil War, remains a popular destination for tourists across the country.

York-proximity-mapYork County is located approximately an hour north of the Baltimore/Washington area, an hour and a half west of Philadelphia and two hours south of New York City.

From this rich historical background and location comes a blend of urban, suburban and rural influences, a healthy business environment, excellent public schools and diverse and active cultural and religious communities.

The wealth and relative prosperity enjoyed in the area is due to a vibrant and diverse manufacturing base with wage increases that have outpaced inflation. Housing options in the region range from 18th century farms to suburban neighborhoods to historic townhouses.

The-Tinker-Capitol-TheaterYork’s classic Strand-Capitol complex, which seats over 1,500 within its newly-refurbished italian renaissance walls, hosts a full slate of nationally-reknowned entertainers and touring Broadway shows.

York plays host to the oldest county fair in America each September, and numerous locally-sponsored arts festivals take place year-round.

You'll feel at home

It's not just our moderate climate that makes York a comfortable place to live and work. You'll find a noticeably lower cost of living and freedom from the congestion of larger metropolitan areas.

A family focus

Most residents describe our public school system as “outstanding” and choose to enroll their children in the public schools.

ColonialWe offer a variety of school districts, large and small, country or urban. 

In the 2012 American Community Survey, over 70 percent of our population 18 years old and over at least had a high school diploma. York County also offers a comprehensive K- 12 parochial school program and private school options such varying from faith-based, Montessori, vocational technical and Waldorf programs. Quality child care equals success in early learning.

With over 60 percent of primary care givers working outside the home, quality child care is essential. In York County there are a large number of regulated childcare facilities, many of which are either accredited or working towards accreditation Accredited facilities mean lower staff-to-child ratios, increased staff to child ratios, and other components essential for nurturing our children.

Twelve colleges and universities are within commutable distance to York County. In addition to a variety of advanced degree programs, they offer lecture series, musical and theater productions, art exhibits and library facilities for the general public.

And close to it all

York County offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation and culture, with thousands of acres of natural wilderness plus easy access to some of the East Coast’s major cities.

With the largest county park system in the state -- over 15,000 acres of state, county, and national park land -- outdoor recreation opportunities are plentiful. York’s Heritage Rail Trail, the longest non-motorized rail trail in the nation, is ideal for hiking and biking.

Local attractions including the historic battlefields of Gettysburg, the quaint farmlands of Lancaster County, the state capital in Harrisburg and Hershey - "the sweetest place on earth" - are all within an hour's drive.

Find out more about our community:

http://www.york-chamber.com/ or http://www.yorkonline.org/
York Chamber of Commerce: Visitor information and community calendar of events

http://www.yorkcity.org/
City of York, PA: Events, map, accommodations, restaurants, etc.

http://users.aol.com/jlongs/www/walk.htm
Walking Tour of York

http://www.state.pa.us/
Pennsylvania Main Home Page: General information about the Keystone State

http://www.yorkpa.org/
Welcome to York County: Calendar, dining, lodging, recreation, and shopping information

http://www.york-county.org/
York County - Pennsylvania, USA: General information about York County and York County government

http://www.yk.psu.edu/
Penn State York's Web site

http://www.ycp.edu/
York College of Pennsylvania's Web Site

http://www.inyork.com/
York Newspaper Company's Internet Community

http://www.ydr.com/
York Digital Record: York Newspaper Company's Web site

http://www.yorkdispatch.com/
York Dispatch Online

http://www.ycedc.org/york_profile_download.html
York County Economic Development Corporation

http://www.yorklibraries.org/
York County Libraries

http://www.yorksymphony.com
York Symphony Orchestra

http://www.pavisnet.com/york/index.html
Pennsylvania Visitors Network page devoted to York County

http://www.yorkfair.org/
The Great York Interstate Fair

http://www.strandcapitol.org/
The Strand-Capitol Center Performing Arts Center

http://www.ylt.org/
York Little Theater

http://www.york-county.org/gov/Parks/RailTrail.htm
Heritage Rail Trail

http://www.skiroundtop.com/
Ski Roundtop

 

 

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