Erie is the site of many fascinating historical developments from the pre-American revolution days to being a hub for the Underground Railroad. A true home for all seasons, Erie offers its residents something exciting no matter the weather. In the summer, you can enjoy swimming, boating and fishing in Lake Erie along the Preque Isle State Park's sandy beaches. The park offers an amazing water park with slides, rides, and boardwalk-style midway games for the summer and a humongous indoor water park for year-round fun. Conveniently, the indoor water park is connected to three hotels and even a restaurant so the wild winter weather will never be an issue as you enjoy the park. Those seeking calmer entertainment in the summer will enjoy the Erie Zoo and Botanical Gardens with hundreds of animals and plant species on display.

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If you're looking for a home in Erie, PA, you have a lot of affordable options in a variety of neighborhoods. Families will find well-priced split-levels, historic looking Victorian style homes, and cozy two stories with beach access along Lake Erie. The neighborhoods along the southern part of town run about $160,000¬-$300,000 with acres of land included in the price. Some fantastic older homes are located right in the heart of downtown life in historic Erie neighborhoods.

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