A Guide To Pequea Valley School District

The Pequea Valley School District sits 30 minutes east of Lancaster City. This beautiful district shows off the rolling rural hillside of Lancaster County. Farmyards, Amish towns, chocolate shops, quilting stores, and pottery stores give this district its unmatched charm. 

Pequea Valley is home to three townships: Leacock, Paradise, and Salisbury. Below, we’ll explore each township—its homes, schools, and amenities—so that you can find the neighborhood that feels like home.

Leacock Township

Snack dab in the middle of the Leacock Township is Intercourse—a small village known for its strong Amish community. Beautiful farms, rolling hills, and local artisanal businesses make this area a top tourist attraction among visitors. 

Specialty shops, museums, art galleries, and tours are just a few charming local features you’ll find in this country township. Newcomers can find 5-bedroom farm houses with sprawling, grassy properties, striking new construction, and charming older homes with historic features. 

Families living in Leacock have a long list of schools to choose from. Here are some of the highest rated schools near and within the Leacock Township:

  • Leola Elementary School
  • New Holland Elementary School
  • Pequea Valley Intermediate
  • Gerald G. Huesken Middle School
  • Pequea Valley High School
  • Lineville Hill School
  • Veritas Acadamy Classical Christian School

Paradise Township

Just south of Leacock sits the Paradise Township. It’s namesake community—Paradise—is located along Route 30, just east of the popular outlets. This area features beautiful community parks, miles of scenic backroads, and tranquil country properties. 

Residents of the Paradise Township can reach Strasburg—a popular tourist town and the film location of the 1985 movie, Witness—in less than 10 minutes, and Downtown Lancaster in under 30. 

Although Paradise Township is on the smaller side, families have access to several nearby schools within 15 minutes, like: 

  • Paradise Elementary School
  • Linville Hill School
  • Pequea Valley Intermediate
  • Pequea Valley High School
  • Veritas Acadamy Classical Christian School

Salisbury Township

Salisbury, which sits just east of Intercourse, is home to several small towns, including Gap, White Horse, South Hermitage, and Compass. Residents can enjoy the tranquil, rural environment, large properties, and beautiful single-family homes. If work or the weekend calls, Salisbury locals are just 20 miles from Downtown, Lancaster and 50 miles from Philadelphia. 

Nearly twenty schools spread across the large Salisbury Township. Families have their pick from the lot, including these top-rated local schools:

  • Salisbury Elementary School
  • Linville Hill School
  • Pequea Valley Intermediate
  • Pequea Valley High School

Looking to Move to Lancaster?

We hope our walkthrough of the Pequea Valley School District was helpful. 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.