York, PA

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York, PA

About York, PA

York, Pennsylvania lies in York County and gives tourists access to attractions such as Battlefield Harley-Davidson or The York Revolution Stadium combined with locals seeking historical sites like The Log Cabin General Store Mid-sized city - Southeast Pennsylvania, 110 miles west of Philadelphia and 20 miles north of the Maryland border.

Location Details

State: Pennsylvania
County: York County
Metro Area: York-Hanover Metro Area
City: York
Zip Codes: 17403 17401
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 351 ft above sea level
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Parts of York look much as they did in colonial times, with a downtown area of historic brick buildings and nearby factories, farmers markets, and a large town square which all suggest the city’s importance before and during the Industrial Revolution. With a Harley-Davidson plant and climate-control maker York International, the area has a diverse base of mostly small manufacturers..

The area is strategically located among an array of places providing employment and amenities. The proximity to larger East Coast cities, particularly Baltimore and Washington D.C. south, brings in new residents. Some of these derive income from these larger cities and seek lower living costs and small town living in the York area.

Baltimore is closest at 60 miles south. York also sits between historic Gettysburg to the west and the Pennsylvania Dutch country and Philadelphia areas east. Hanover is a small manufacturing and retail center 15 miles southwest. For those willing to travel for certain amenities and services, York has a pleasant small-town feel.

The area has mostly rolling hills given to agricultural use with intermittent creek valleys and wooded areas. The hills become larger toward the south. The climate is humid continental, with some influence from mountains to the northwest and water to the southeast. Summers are warm and humid with frequent thunderstorms and an occasional hot spell. While most bitter cold weather avoids the area in winter, there is snow and snow accumulation. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.

York Cost of Living

Central location, cost of living, and historic interest make York a great place to live.

-44.7% lower than avg
-73.6% lower than avg
$870 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-32.0% lower than avg
York Crime
46.1 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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I have lived in York County for 13 years and operate a business (3 Monkeys Inflatables) here and I think it's a pretty nice place to live however just like anywhere  More

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Over 4 years ago

I lived in York for a year im from Brooklyn and York was pretty bad its a pretty boring place not much to do and all the stores in the downtown are out of shape im glad  More

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5 miles of drugs gangs and feins after dark it gets worst better off moving to Lancaster or  More

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