Trending & Researching Your Move to  York County, PA


Making a move to a new community is a difficult decision. When talking to transplants, there is one overwhelming thing that they all say -- York County provides all kinds of living environments: urban, suburban and rural and best yet -- quick access to other regional cities in the Mid-Atlantic corridor. They are amazed at how many cities they can get to within a few hours drive in addition to the rich abundance of American history. Those cities include: Baltimore, Annapolis, the Eastern Shore, Washington DC, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, State College and the beloved Chesapeake Bay. One can even get to New York City, NY for a daytrip as well. Frequently called a HUB location, its certainly that for its locals and not just tourists.

 Look below for what we feel are interesting resources that can be helpful in giving perspective to such a decision. Good luck in your decision making progress...

Big U.S. Cities Growing are Growing Faster than Suburbs, by Time, USA on Thursday, June 28th 2012. "For the first time in a century, most of America's largest cities are growing at a faster rate than their surrounding suburbs as young adults seeking a foothold in the weak job market shun home-buying and stay put in bustling urban centers." New 2011 census estimates released Thursday highlight the dramatic switch.

In York County, while mostly a suburban area, it offers rural, suburban and rural settings to appeal to all demographic age groups. Rural or village settings are ideal for those considering a workplace that allows for the overall convenience.

Why Cities Are Growing Faster Than Suburbs, by website published on Friday, June 29th 2012 by Kaid Benfield. "...the biggest change of all may be demographic: the portion of the housing market claimed by families with children, the prime market for suburban living, has been shrinking at the same time as the Millennial generation, which strongly favors walkable lifestyles and urban living, has been coming of age. Retiring baby boomers are also in many cases giving up large-lot living in favor of city life."

U.S. Population in Cities Growing Faster than in Suburbs, by Don Lee, for the Washington Bureau and the LA Times, published on June 28, 2012, 5:00 a.m. :New census data show that cities grew by 1.1% from 2010 to 2011, while suburbs grew by 0.9%, as the economic downturn accelerated urban expansion. This can really be seen as a milestone," said William Frey, a Brookings Institution demographer who analyzed the census data to be released Thursday. "What's significant about it is that it's pervasive across the country." Cities are retaining more residents, especially young people, as downtowns have been cleaned up and attractions have sprouted. "

A Profile of the Mid-Atlantic Region, by Temple University: Population characteristics, community conditions, education conditions, school district characteristics, population characteristics, etc.

The Era of Suburban Sprawl Has to End. So, Now What?  by McKay Jenkins in the April 2012 issue of Urbanite Magazine in Baltimore, MD. Maryland has experienced tremendous growth in the last two decades, with suburban sprawl as the end result and now, some interesting challenges ahead: less forestation, more difficulties in maintaining water supplies, longer distances to ship in food supplies and transportation groans and many other things.


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