Located south and southeast from the City of Lancaster, the Lampeter-Strasburg school district has become a happy home for many Lancaster families. This large district stretches from city streets to historic hubs and onto rural country roads and Amish farmland.
While Strasburg and Willowstreet are the two most popular regions of the district, the area covers 37.5 square miles of Pennsylvania countryside. Lancaster, Willow Street, Strasburg, Lampeter, Ronks, New Providence, and Refton have homes that fall within the Lampeter-Strasburg School District’s boundaries. Some of these towns, however, are split between two school districts, so be sure to double check your address when enrolling your children.
The most historic town in Lancaster County, Strasburg dates back to the late 1600’s. It’s historic roots and unique local businesses bring in 300,000 visitors each year. This charming small village is full of quaint shops, cozy bed and breakfasts, local theater productions, and one of the largest outlet malls in the state. Visitors can take a ride in an Amish buggy or in the historic steam train.
Strasburg doesn’t only appeal to visitors. While the homes throughout Strasburg are lovely enough to tour, these buildings house real locals who run real Strasburg businesses. Throughout the year, these residents join their visitors for numerous events, like the popular Whoopie Pie Festival.
The Willow Street Community offers a variety of lovely single-family homes. Charming single-story houses, woodsy cabins, and 7-bedroom historic beauties can all be found in this region of the Lampeter-Strasburg School District.
While Willow Street sits close to Lancaster City, the community proudly displays some of the county’s most cherished relics from the past. The historic 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum will take you back in time and teach about local Native American history to adult visitors and school groups throughout the year.
Residents of Willow Street have plenty of space to breath the fresh air and spend time in nature. On the southern edge of Willow Street, locals can hike, picnic, or play a game of disc golf at the Shiprock Woods Nature Preserve. Long-term locals love the hilly Pennsylvania scenery at Willow Valley Golf Course. Just east of the community, Village Park offers a playground, ball fields, a hockey rink, pavilions, walking paths, and a YMCA.
The northern portion of Willow Street borders Lancaster County Central Park. This beautiful and expansive 544-acre park is home to a pool, skate park, environmental center, gardens, trails, and camping spots. From the park, visitors can bike the Conestoga Greenway Trail, a 2.6-mile paved path that runs along the Conestoga River.
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We hope our walkthrough of the Penn Manor School District was helpful. And if you decide to take the plunge and move to burgeoning Lancaster County, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at the Niv Lemoine Real Estate Group. We match people like you with their perfect home in their price range, and we would love to help.