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Living in Shrewsbury, PA

The borough of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania is located in the southern part of the state, just 4 miles from the Maryland border. Shrewsbury is a charming municipality with tree-lined streets and quaint shops. Its rural, yet convenient, location appeals to both longtime and newer residents.

residential street in Shrewsbury, PA

Small-Town Living

Southern Pennsylvania is refreshingly small town in feel, and residents of Shrewsbury, PA, appreciate the peaceful charm of the borough and its surrounding areas. The nearest towns include Railroad, New Freedom, and Glen Rock, while York, a larger city, is an easy 15-mile drive northwest. Antique lovers like living in Shrewsbury for its selection of antique and collectible shops. Residents and visitors can choose among many small businesses when shopping, but also have the advantage of going just outside of town to shop at franchised retail stores. When it comes to dining out, there are many options. Choose from casual diners, fine-dining restaurants, and franchise restaurants located near the interstate.

Train Station in Shrewsbury, PA

Things to See and Do

Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, and its surrounding areas are rich in historical interest. The town is proud of its Historic District, which was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Visitors and residents alike enjoy walking through downtown Shrewsbury, taking in the historic architecture, both in residential and commercial buildings. In the surrounding area, residents of Shrewsbury can visit vineyards and orchards, or take historical tours at the Mason-Dixon Line. Not far from Shrewsbury, step back in time and enjoy a ride on the Stewartstown Railroad, a short-line historic railway that has been operating since 1885. Visit the nearby town of Railroad, where Abraham Lincoln passed through on his way to deliver the Gettysburg Address. See the former Jackson House Hotel, a beautiful site on the National Register of Historic Places, which was in business that historic day.

Railroad station in Shrewsbury, PA

Homes in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania

Shrewsbury real estate features many single-family homes. Contemporary colonial and split-level homes are common in a Shrewsbury neighborhood, all situated on roomy plots of land, and a few townhomes are also available. Because Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, is a convenient 38 miles to Baltimore via Interstate 83, a growing number of commuters are settling here. Homes for sale in Shrewsbury boast comparatively lower prices than those in the suburbs of Baltimore, and new construction is common.


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  • Downtown Shrewsbury features gorgeous historic architecture in both residential and commercial buildings. The Historic District is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • History buffs can’t get enough of the historical tours at the Mason-Dixon Line.
  • Nearby attractions include the Stewartstown Railroad, a historic short-line railway still in operation today and the town of Railroad, where Abraham Lincoln was said to be seen as he made his way to deliver the Gettysburg Address.


Shrewsbury Real Estate at a Glance

  • 16 Homes Sold*
  • 144 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $528,900 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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