Harrisburg PA Real Estate

Harrisburg PA Real Estate

Harrisburg PA real estate graces the banks of the Susquehanna River. Once a ferry outpost, Harrisburg PA has become the picturesque capital of Pennsylvania and the cultural, historical, entertainment, recreational, financial and governmental hub of Central Pennsylvania. 50,000 residents enjoy living in this dynamic urban metropolis with its relaxed hassle-free lifestyle.

Forbes rated Harrisburg PA the second best place to raise a family in 2010 while The Daily Beast ranked the area #7 out of the top 20 metropolitan recession-proof areas across the country.  Harrisburg’s financial stability is in part due to the high concentration of state and federal government agencies.

Shopping and Dining

Harrisburg real estate offers a wide variety of city restaurants, including Second Street’s Restaurant Row, City Island and SOMA (South of Market).

Parks and Recreation

Harrisburg PA real estate is known for its numerous parks and recreation areas.

Riverfront Park and City Island offer a host of family fun and activities along the beautiful banks of the Susquehanna. Take a leisurely family stroll or bike ride and enjoy the view.

Italian Lake Park is a 9.5 acre park restored to its mid-century grandeur in the 1980s. The lake is surrounded by antique-style streetlights, textured walkways, and formal gardens maintained in the Italian Renaissance-style.

Wildwood Park is 210 acres features a 90 acre shallow lake and over 6 miles of trails.

Reservoir Park provides the setting for many of Harrisburg's most popular outdoor festivals and performances.

The Capital Area Greenbelt is a 20-mile long green belt linking many city neighborhoods, parks and open spaces. It provides recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, birding, walking, jogging, and cross-country skiing for all ages.


The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, completed in 1999, is the first center of its type in the United States where education, science and the performing arts take place under one roof. The Forum, a 1,763-seat concert and lecture hall is the home to the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.

Harrisburg is also the home of the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest agricultural exhibition of its kind in the nation.


Harrisburg PA real estate ranges from downtown condominiums and townhomes to historic homes in quiet neighborhoods along the beautiful Susquehanna River. Urban neighborhoods are pedestrian and bicycle-friendly with a small town air.


Harrisburg PA schools include a public charter school, the Sylvan Heights Science Charter School. In addition, Harrisburg is home to an arts-focused magnet school, the Capital Area School for the Arts. In 2003, SciTech High, a regional math and science magnet school affiliated with Harrisburg University, opened its doors to students. A growing number of virtual public charter schools provide residents with many alternatives to the bricks and mortar public school system.

A multi-year restructuring plan is aimed at making the Harrisburg School District a model for urban public schools.