Lancaster Series: College Park

College Park isn’t like other college neighborhoods…

Sitting northwest of Lancaster’s Central Business District, College Park stretches between Marietta Ave, College Ave, and the Little Conestoga Creek. Within these boundaries, you’ll find a vast array of homes, top city parks, a museum, and the sleek, urban Blue Line cafe. Locals sit a mile away from the city center or the Lancaster Amtrak Station on McGovern Ave. 

Home sweet Homes

Homes in College Park vary in style, size, and price point. But the area’s real estate is renowned because of President Avenue. The homes along this stunning street are some of the most grandiose in Lancaster City. These stately structures sit back on sprawling front yards shaded by old oak trees. President Avenue’s homes boast of formal living rooms, fireplaces, entertainment spaces, powder rooms, 3-car garages, and even wine cellars. 

Local Education for Families

Locals who live along President Ave and throughout College Park can walk their kids to the highly-rated Lancaster Country Day School. Other nearby schools in the area include James Buchanan Elementary School, Thomas Wharton Elementary School, Reynolds Middle School, Wheatland Middle School, and the Mccaskey Campus. 

Blue Line is the local cafe located on the F&M College campus. Stop by with a good book and enjoy the sunlight!
Perfect Study Spot

Blue Line, College Park’s local cafe, is located on the Franklin & Marshall College campus but is open to the public year-round. Its two-story storefront is made entirely of windows, which pour sunlight into the cafe’s open seating area. In addition to specialty coffee drinks, you can order a tasty breakfast, lunch, or smoothie from their generous menu. 

Get Outside

College Park’s winning card for families in Lancaster is its outdoor amenities. The neighborhood is home to the popular Buchanan Park, which runs throughout the Franklin & Marshall College property. Known throughout the city as Lancaster’s top park, Buchanan Park comes complete with tennis courts, basketball courts, a running track, paved trails, and grassy picnic areas. 

Beau’s Dream Dog Park is the best stop for man’s best friend. Take them off the leash and play some ball, or let them run around with other local pups!

The park’s playground is always buzzing with local families, and get’s the stamp of approval from all the kids in the neighborhood for its gigantic slide. Buchanan Park is also home to the popular and pristine Beau’s Dream Dog Park. During the hottest summer months, families can cool off in the wading pool. When the weather doesn’t allow for outdoor play, locals can explore the adjacent North Museum of Natural Science and History.

Looking to Move to Lancaster?

We hope our walk through College Park was helpful. And if you decide to take the plunge and move to burgeoning Lancaster, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at the Niv Lemoine Real Estate Group. We help people like you find the perfect home in their price range, and we would love to help.