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Old 02-27-2021, 10:40 AM
 
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Can someone tell me the names of some of the more rural and/or smaller towns in York County? I am researching for retirement. Thank you!
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:20 AM
 
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Google York, PA and click on the map. Expand the map and you can see what towns are located in the County. York is noteworthy for its huge industrial base even though they lost pfaltzgraff china, Caterpillar and will soon lose Glattfelter Paper. See link.


Companies in York Area Known Around the World
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Old 02-28-2021, 07:54 PM
 
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Isn’t PA a terrible state to retire in because of the inheritance tax? Might be better off in Delaware. If you’re really itching to live in PA, is there anything that you would prefer? Tons and tons of small towns...
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Old 03-01-2021, 08:55 AM
 
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PA is rather middle of the pack from what I've seen. Has a higher inheritance tax but doesn't tax retirement income (can be a huge bonus for some people).

Delaware is more affordable than the Philly metro but it isn't really that cheaper than rural PA.

Here's a source: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-w...o-retire/18592

Though, strongly disagree with their assessment that PA's healthcare is ranked so poorly
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Old 03-01-2021, 08:58 AM
 
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Can someone tell me the names of some of the more rural and/or smaller towns in York County? I am researching for retirement. Thank you!
Hanover and Shrewsbury are growing areas with lots of new housing, though you'll have to compete with people moving from across the Maryland line. I quite like the Dillsburg and Lewisberry areas in the northern part of the county. Central and southern York county feels a bit too "towny" to me.
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Old 03-01-2021, 05:45 PM
 
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some of the towns in Southern York County:
Glen Rock
Loganville
Red Lion
Seven Valleys
Shrewsbury
New Freedom
Spring Grove

some are rural and don't have good internet or cell service but others are quite suburban in parts
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:33 PM
 
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Maybe add Hanover and East Berlin. Also York New Salem.
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Old Yesterday, 03:50 PM
 
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Montage of tid bit info:

Mcsherrystown, new Oxford.(quaint places)

Hanover has a lot of manufacturing jobs.

York City is the mini Baltimore when it comes to crime.

Dentsply-sirona will be leaving the area.

Thomasville/spring Grove. Country feel..and sometimes that farm aroma ..

Biglerville- antiqued .by accident.

Positive: UPMC recently built a hospital specializing in cancer research and aggressive treatment.
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Old Today, 11:26 AM
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The spheres of influence for York are:

1) Harrisburg
2) Lancaster
3) Baltimore

While I believe there has been a small influx of Marylanders into Southern York County, York is the least developed of the three Susquehanna Cities and leans on Harrisburg most with economic activity, and then Lancaster and then Baltimore.

The Harrisburg and Lancaster metros have some notable educational institutions while York does not, which I believe has led it to be more stagnant in its growth.

If York had a commuter rail to Baltimore I could really see it taking off though.

Lancaster and Harrisburg both have Amtrak to Philadelphia and NYC, which also gives them an edge.
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