Greencastle, PA Real Estate and Community Information


History


Antrim Township was established in 1741. The community of Greencastle was founded at the center of the township in 1782. It was called Greencastle to remind residents of the home of their ancestors in Ireland. Greencastle was built at the intersection of the Carlisle and Baltimore pikes. These trails were both frequently used. People stopped at Allison's Tavern in Greencastle to sell and purchase goods. Greencastle was incorporated as a borough in 1805. Trains began running through the borough in 1840. Greencastle residents began using electricity and telephones in 1896. Interstate Highway 81 was completed during the 1960s. This made it easier to travel from Greencastle to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. New homes and businesses were built in the borough because
more visitors began coming to Greencastle.  Owners of Greencastle real estate can learn more about the area's history at http://greencastlepa.gov/borough-history.

Parks and Recreation


Phyllis a Greencastle, PA realtor can help you find homes near parks in the area. There are walking trails at Antrim Township Community Park and Enoch Brown Park. Families with children will appreciate the playground at Antrim Township Community Park. People who like outdoor sports will enjoy the softball fields, basketball courts and tennis courts at this park. Martins Mill Bridge Park has a covered bridge and picnic tables. Greencastle home buyers can learn more about the borough's parks in the Parks and Recreation section at http://www.twp.antrim.pa.us/.



Attractions and Activities


People with many types of interests will find something to do in Greencastle. The
Greencastle Golf Club has an 18-hole course, chipping greens and a putting green. Golfers can learn more about the club at http://greencastlegolf.com/sites/courses/custom.asp?id=1217&page=73712. Those who are interested in the history of Greencastle and Antrim Township will enjoy a visit to the Allison-Antrim Museum. The museum's website is http://greencastlemuseum.org/. People can play arcade games and miniature golf at Fun Castle. More information is available at http://funcastleusa.com/. Skiers can enjoy skiing and other winter sports at the Whitetail Resort 11 miles from Greencastle.  More information can be found on the resort's website is http://www.skiwhitetail.com/winter.

Events


Owners of Greencastle properties can participate in events such as Old Home Week held every three years in August. A parade and fireworks are part of this reunion for present and former Greencastle residents. Greencastle has a fall festival in October, and a community celebration is held on the Fourth of July. Horse and buggy rides, a Christmas tree lighting and home tours are part of the festivities in the Annual Heritage Christmas Celebration. Information about Greencastle events is available in the events section at http://ingreencastle.com/content.asp?page=information.

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