Lancaster, Mount Joy and Elizabethtown are in the heart of LancasterCounty, a peaceful and serene area known as the "Garden Spot of Pennsylvania." Here you will find some of the most fertile farmland along with old religious sects such as the Amish and Mennonite communities, many of whom farm this land. You will find 30 covered bridges in Lancaster County and the Susquehanna River that is the western border.
Although you may come across horse drawn carriages as you travel through the county, there is a mixture of the old and new wherever you locate. There are museums and farmers' markets to visit but also top rated theaters. For the shoppers, outlet malls and shopping centers abound. Just don't miss the antique and specialty shops. Especially, don't miss the hand-sewn quilts.
Lancaster County is also proud of the three major colleges, Elizabethtown College, Millersville University, and Franklin & Marshall College. Other schools of higher education include Lancaster Bible College, Lebanon Valley College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Penn State University-Lancaster Center, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, and Consolidated School of Business.
Having one of the strongest economies in the state gives this area stability through the good times and the not so good. Agriculture is a large part of the economy but there are over 800 industrial establishments also. Since Lancaster County attracts more than five million tourists each year, this is the third major factor in our economy.
Many people are attracted to the strong community spirit and find this is a great place to call home. Whether looking for a new home development, a rural setting, or a historic home Lancaster County has something for everyone. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.