Finding Housing in York County, PA


For over a decade, York County has been a great location to build a home. You can build a larger house on more property for less money than you would in surrounding metropolitan areas. York County has remained insulated as the rest of the country experienced an out-of-control housing boom. Now, as the rest of the country is trying to stabilize, York is still growing. The economic shift of the past few years has allowed York County to expand options. Everyone can find a home in York – if you want to rent, buy for the first time or build your dream house – York County has something for you! 

Prospective homeowners find that the equity they bring from the sale of a previous home buys a lot more house in York County. The low price of housing and relatively low tax burden makes it a great place for first-time homebuyers too.

Short-Term Housing

Moving can be a long and arduous process. Sometimes, the amount of “things” to be done can be staggering and seemingly insurmountable. Trying to find the perfect home on a fixed deadline only adds to that stress. Fortunately, York County is home to a large variety of short-term housing options including: extended stay properties, privately-held apartments to apartment communities, and single family home rentals.

Regardless of your needs – York County has such a large variety of short-term housing options and rental properties that you will be sure to find something to call home – even if it is just for a short time! For assistance with your short-term housing needs, be sure to use the Free Relocationlink Relocation Service for the matching of your needs to available inventory – call today. All services are provided free of charge compliments of the advertisers and the businesses that we refer to. Please note that Relocationlink is not a real estate broker or an agent. Call 717-993-3028 for help today!

Building a House

If you are hoping to build your dream home, you will find that new home communities and custom build opportunities are plentiful in York County. Open parcels of land are abundant throughout the countryside; simply pick your builder, location and acreage and you are ready to begin building the home of your dreams! There are several pre-developed housing communities located and active throughout York County, giving you the option for a new home and new neighbors – all looking to make new friends. Many builders, such as Ryan Homes, JA Myers Homes, S&A Homes and Reistville Builders, offer several communities in nearly every corner of York County. rentals.

Prospective homeowners find that the equity they bring from the sale of a previous home buys a lot more house in York County. The low price of housing and relatively low tax burden makes it a great place for first-time homebuyers too.

Finding the Right Location

Whether you're hoping to purchase your dream or first home, there's a selection for any taste and every budget: old farmhouses, new condos, nineteenth century Victorian mansions, quaint row homes, and new homes. If you'd rather build than buy, parcels of land are plentiful, and new communities break ground frequently.

In downtown York, look for the restored brick row homes along Market Street and South Newberry Street-perfect for young professionals, singles and first-time homeowners. Buying a home in the City typically provides more home for your money thanks to several programs that make the transition from renting to owning more affordable and less stressful.

In the Hanover Area, restored Victorian and Colonial-style homes are among the striking housing options. Surrounding Penn and Heidelberg Townships have absorbed much of the area's population increase over the last ten years. As economic growth continues in the Hanover Area, housing options will remain abundant.

Southern York County is the place to go for a rural or small-town feel without sacrificing career opportunities of a major metropolitan region. The area sits between York City and Baltimore, and people who live in this area enjoy an easy commute to either. To support the area's growth, new communities are being developed throughout the region. Still, a drive through the Southern York countryside will show you that its rural and agricultural heritage has remained fully intact.

In the northern most part of the county, Fairview Township has a heavy concentration of suburban neighborhoods, providing housing for those who work in and around Harrisburg. Towns along the Susquehanna offer small-town charm, but have ready access to the economy and culture of the State Capital. Housing options include old farms, small towns, and even new communities.

The chart below provides a summary of York County real estate transactions by school district as provided by RAYAC.


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