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√Ç¬¨-$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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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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The arts and culture are abundant in the Erie theatres offering year-round performances of musicals, dinner theatre, and pops concerts by the Erie Philharmonic. For those interested in downtown life, Erie offers numerous wineries and breweries and even a Vegas-style casino and racetrack. Sports fans will appreciate the four professional sports teams in Erie: the Erie Bayhawks in basketball, the Erie Otters in hockey, The Seawolves in baseball, and the Erie Explosion in football. Erie is the home of primary and secondary schools, both public and private to give lots of options for parents in the area. Also, Penn State has a campus in Erie as well as several other higher education institutions offering degrees and training for local students. Shopping is plentiful in town with a large indoor shopping mall, department stores, chocolatiers, and farm markets featuring local produce. Erie has a strong community spirit with all the various cultural and arts festivals offered. Don't miss the Asbury Woods Maple Festival in April to enjoy tours through the woods to learn about maple syrup production and sample the locally crafted syrups while listening to folk music performances. Erie is a diverse and fascinating place to call home.