York, PA, is a very historic city. There are parts of York that seem untouched since colonial times, which adds to the overall aura of the city. The city feels like a small town where everybody is friendly and welcoming. Parts of the city are dedicated to agricultural use, but there are still many great neighborhoods, offering a range of homes styles from historic to modern.
The downtown area is where most of the historic buildings are found. Mainly these now house businesses, like the Golden Plough Tavern and York Central Market. However, there are actually four national historic districts in the city: Fairmont, Northwest York, Springdale and York. Brittany is a family centered neighborhood where almost every home is owner occupied. This is a great neighborhood to raise children and the homes are well-maintained. MacGregor Downs is a community where homes sit on nice lots with plenty of yard space. The schools in the area are excellent, making this a great place for families. Sentry Woods is a mix of owner occupied homes and rentals. It is a secluded neighborhood that is known for being safe and private. Besides the older, established neighborhoods, York also offers newer communities, like Chanticleer with its Mediterranean villa look, Sage Hill, which has homes with a more classic feel and design, and Highlands that offers large homes with open floor plans.
York is packed with great companies offering a wonderfully diverse job market. Harley-Davidson has a plant in the city, along with companies like York Barbell, Voith Hydro, American Hydro, York International and the Stauffer Biscuit Company. York’s location makes it ideal for commuting to the larger cities, like Baltimore and Washington D.C. With the lower cost of living in York, it is an ideal location for those who work in the larger cities to live. The top industries in York are transportation, retail, travel, hospitality and tourism. The biggest employers include USA Truck, Hogan Transportation and CRST Expedited.