The borough of Red Lion, PA is located in York County—just a short drive from the state capital in Harrisburg. Originally, the town was built up around the Red Lion Tavern, which was a popular stopping point for travelers from nearby Baltimore and Philadelphia. While it is no longer in the same building, there is still a Red Lion Tavern in the borough today! Red Lion is a place where the past meets the present and many of the borough's most historic buildings are still in use to this day.
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Red Lion fits comfortably into the “borough” classification, with an estimated population of 6,319 residents that has been growing slowly but very steadily in recent years. The cost of living in Red Lion is about five percent below the national average, and the borough is a very affordable place to call home. Residents of Red Lion enjoy a central location, making it easy to reach York, Harrisburg, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Get more demographic information about Red Lion.
Homes here appeal to anyone looking for a suburban home in a safe, quiet community. New construction is most common in Red Lion, but there are also restored historic homes to be found set on large lots and surrounded by nature. Homes in the northwestern part of the borough are closest to the city of York, while homes on the eastern edge are closest to the winding Susquehanna River. Browse the newest real estate listings in Red Lion, PA.
The Red Lion Area School District is one of the better small-town districts you'll find in Pennsylvania, with a solid rating from GreatSchools and an even better reputation in the community. From the 2016 RLASD graduating class, more than 70 percent of students went on to study at a two-year or four-year college. There are plenty of colleges nearby to choose from, including Penn State York, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and Franklin and Marshall College. Find homes for sale in Red Lion by school district.
The central location of Red Lion means that residents here work in a wide range of industries, including the state government in Harrisburg, the busy business community in York, as well as the many businesses close to home. Overall, Red Lion residents are most likely to work in construction, transportation, management, education, retail sales, and public administration careers.
Red Lion has a long, interesting history and a reputation for community togetherness that dates back to the days of the original Red Lion Tavern. Today's Red Lion Tavern is a great place to visit when you're in the mood to meet your neighbors, enjoy a delicious dinner or unwind with drinks after work. There are also some great food-themed events throughout the year, including Food Truck Fridays, the Suds and Songs celebration, and of course Breakfast with Santa around the holidays.
The borough also makes a huge effort to provide affordable activities for children year-round. The Red Lion Youth Center provides free activities, after-school programs, and even helps with studying. Parks around Red Lion are popular gathering places for the community, and offer athletic leagues for residents of all ages. The borough's parks also include walking trails, party pavilions, and even a splash pad to cool off when those hot summer days arrive.
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