Shippensburg PA Real Estate and Community Information

The charming community of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania straddles the counties of Cumberland and Franklin, occupying a portion of either county in the south-central portion of the state. This ideal community is the oldest found within the Cumberland Valley and still today preserves much of its original charm and character. With a small population of just under 6,000 the town is the perfect size for those who are looking for an ideal close-knit community. The town's warmth and charm are apparent to any who visit the lovely community. The town has been recognized for its attributes being named one of the best 100 Small Towns in America. The rural community maintains all the charm of a small-town within a short driving distance from larger metropolitan areas, such as Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia.


The town is well known for being the oldest community of the Cumberland Valley. It is also the second oldest community west of the Susquehanna River. The town was first settled in July of 1730 when twelve families began building homes as an outpost of a colonial settlement. The small colonial village received its name from Edward Shippen who obtained the land from the family of the famous William Penn.

Parks and Recreation

The Borough maintains several parks and recreational facilities for the use of its residents. Parks, such as Memorial Park, Veterans Stadium, Memorial pool, and Dykeman Park, are a great asset to the small community and are an important part of the Borough's residential life. The recreation offered in these parks straddles a wide hemisphere of activity. From football, baseball, soccer and cheer to playgrounds and picnicking, the town has it all. These amenities are just some of the many reasons why this small Borough is such a great place to call home.

Attraction and Activities

The historical Borough is oozing with historical charm and is also home to several historical attractions. The Historical Society and Museum is just one of several historical must sees in this small Borough. The museum hosts many events programs and lectures for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. The museums permanent collection of Native American and local historical artifacts is a must see.

The small town is also home to the University Fashion Archives and Museum. These interesting archives and museum tell the story of history and immigration in American through clothing. Visiting this museum will really hit home the fact that clothing is an important historical artifact.


The small community is host to regular events and community celebration throughout the year. Keep on the look out for the many cultural events offered by the University throughout the year.

If you are considering a move to this lovely Borough, please do not hesitate and contact Phyllis Bender. Phyllis is a local real estate expert. With her local expertise and in-depth knowledge of the market, Phyllis will be able to show you wonderful properties for sale in the area. With so many properties in the market, it may be overwhelming when looking for just the right home. Phyllis is familiar with all of the homes listed in the area, and will be able to find you the right home that will fit your needs.
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