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Living in Hanover, PA

Welcome to Hanover, Pennsylvania; a borough in southern Pennsylvania. Just five miles from the Mason-Dixon Line, this historic agricultural region weathered the Battle of Hanover and is located a mere 15 miles from the site of the Battle of Gettysburg. Called the "Snack Food Capital of the World" for the number of local factories producing pretzels and other edible treats, Hanover, PA, strikes a balance between residential life and commerce.

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Out and About in Hanover

Many local factories offer tours if you want to get up close and personal with your favorite snack foods. If you're more of an art aficionado, the Hanover Area Arts Guild and Gallery is a great stop. You can also visit the historic Neas House, a local landmark, or the Hanover Fire Museum. Nearby Codorus State Park is a favorite local attraction, featuring the immense Lake Marburg, a huge swimming pool, campgrounds, and 19 miles of trails. This is a fantastic recreational resource all year round, with opportunities for hiking, boating, and fishing in the summer, and skating, cross-country skiing and sledding in the winter. For your daily shopping needs, Hanover's "Golden Mile" along Eisenhower Drive features numerous well-known chains where you can find everything from home goods to hardware, while The Markets at Hanover are an ideal place to pick up fresh produce and more from local vendors. The downtown area and Eisenhower Drive both offer a rich variety of dining options in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

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Hanover, PA Real Estate

Most of the homes for sale in Hanover are single-family homes, townhouses, and condos. Homes are often in the Colonial style, particularly those constructed with brick, though ranch-style homes are also well-represented. You can find a few apartment complexes toward the downtown Hanover neighborhood. Residents love living in Hanover for the borough's old-fashioned ambiance, low cost of living and scenic pastoral environs.

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Getting Around Hanover

Hanover is conveniently situated in southern Pennsylvania, within an easy drive from major hubs such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. While it is easiest to have a car to get around town and the surrounding region, Rabbit Transit does provide some bus services throughout York County.


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  • Hanover is home to many of your favorite snacks including Utz potato chips, Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels, and Hershey chocolates. Many local factories offer tours of their manufacturing facilities providing a glimpse into how your favorite snack food is made.
  • Recreational enthusiasts love Corodus State Park, which features a lake, campgrounds, swimming pool, and 19 miles of trails. Hiking, boating, and fishing are permitted during the warmer months, while skating, sledding and cross-country skiing is welcomed during the colder months.
  • Shoppers are drawn to Hanover’s “Golden Mile,” where numerous popular stores and restaurants are found. Another shoppers paradise is the Markets of Hanover, featuring fresh foods and produce.


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