Strasburg, PA Real Estate News

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Often, it takes a visit from out-of-town guests to get us to a place we have been meaning to visit ourselves. And so it was this Sunday, when my son was visiting from Tokyo. It was a nice, sunny day, and Doug is a big train buff, so off we drove one hour away to Strasburg in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It was pleasant to see the peaceful countryside with views across the valley filled with red barns and tall silver silos, with frequent slow-downs to pass the Amish families with their horses and buggies going to and from their Sunday services.  Then we heard the train whistle hooting and saw the black smoke from a steam engine on the Strasburg Railroad, and we knew we had arrived at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.  This world-class collection of 100 historic locomotives and rail...
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
There are many beautiful and historic homes in Strasburg, Lancaster County. On December 7th from 10am to 4pm The Strasburg Heritage Society is holding their 4th annual holiday home tour.  Ticketing info from the website: Advance tickets may be purchased for $15 starting Nov. 1 in Strasburg at Main Street Antiques (2 West Main Street), Springerle House (15 East Main Street), Finishing Touch (9 East Main Street), and Eldreth Pottery (246 North Decatur Street) or by phone (717-687-3534) or e-mail (strasburgholidaytour@gmail.com). Tickets will be available at the door for $20 at First Presbyterian Church (101 South Decatur Street) on the day of tour, as well as food, crafts by local artists, boxwood trees, and fresh green arrangements. A colonial fireplace cooking demonstration will be held...
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
Every year over 800,000 people come to Lancaster county, PA and visit Sight and Sound Theatre. Sight and Sound is a 2,000 seat theater with a 300 foot long stage and amazing sets. Professional actors in great costumes sing and act along with trained and robotic animals in the current production of Noah. Families love this show with the huge ark up on stage and animals walking up the aisles.   If you are visiting Lancaster anytime soon a trip to Sight and Sound Theatre in Ronks, PA is well worth your time and money. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Noah runs through November 2nd.  Visit the website here. The website says: "After nearly a decade in hiatus, our original biblical epic is back by popular demand - showing for ONE SEASON ONLY in our theatre in Lancaster County, PA! Join the mill...
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By Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
(Keller Williams Elite)
Lancaster PA homes for sale in Strasburg, PA 17579 currently has 27 active listings with an additional 12 vacant pieces of real estate for sale available. November 2011 had 3 homes sell in Lancaster PA - Strasburg. The market in Strasburg does not show the strength seen in Mountville, but the opportunities to buy are very good. If you are looking to make your home one of the Lancaster PA homes for sale, please contact me for a great Comparative Market Analysis. It is important to retain the services of a Lancaster real estate professional who knows the market and has the experience and knowledge to perform an excellent CMA. Pricing your home accurately and marketing it competently is of vital importance. Ten Most Recent Blog Posts Homes for Sale in Lancaster PA - Market Report Mountvill...
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
     I'm excited for the return of the Strasburg Sertoma Club's weekly Farmers Market again this summer. The market is set up at the Strasburg Boro office, 145 Precision Ave. every Saturday until the end of September. Additionally starting June 7th, the market will be open every Tuesday from 4pm. til dusk.      Twenty vendors will bring fresh produce,eggs,meat cheese, homemade root beer, meadow tea and several apparel/goods. Additionally you can purchase various prepared hot foods made by Amish folk. Also on Tuesday's customers can purchase dinner ready items on their way home from work .      I can't wait to start my weekly trek to purchase some of the best locally grown produce in the country. Funds that are raised are donated for scholarships,the Lampeter YMCA, and Strasburg Library....
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
     Spring is almost here and the winter snows have been melting so it's definitely time for the Strasburg Fire Company's 38th annual Spring MUD SALE!This unique event will be held this Saturday Feb.26 starting at 8:30am ! More than 2,000 people typically attend this auction that includes a wide variety of items. Everything from mules,driving horses,farm equipment , antiques,crafts,and loads of collectibles will be auctioned off to help raise funds for the Strasburg Fire Co..      But Mud Sales are also a great place to find the very best of Lancaster county's food treats ! You can feast on mouth watering chicken barbecue, chicken potpie, and the county's famous chicken corn soup ! Additionally you'll be able to purchase chicken corn soup by the quart, along with various Amish-made don...
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
     The boro of Strasburg is located SE of Lancaster City with it's Main St. being located on Rt.741. On Saturday Dec.4th, I'll be joining hundreds of other house and history buffs on the Strasburg Heritage Society's Holiday Tour of Homes. The tour will feature 9 homes(six are 100-200 years old) and 3 churches. The oldest home was built in the 1770's and one is log . All of the homes will be decorated in their holiday finest. The Heritage Society will be selling decorated wreaths and natural holiday trimmings to help support the preservation efforts in historic Strasburg. To join us on the tour call 717-687-3534 or visit www.strasburgheritagepa.org  .
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
     You'll experience some real good Lancaster Co. Eating on Nov.20 at two Southern Lancaster Co. events. First at the Refton Fire Co. Auxiliary you can purchase quarts of real Lancaster Co. Chicken Corn Soup ! This makes a great meal and can be frozen ! Additionally you can top this meal off with homemade Apple Dumplings !The Bazaar runs from 8am-2pm,Saturday,Nov.20,@ 99Church St.,Refton.Call 717-786-4560 for more details.      If you're still hungry after enjoying the above, the New Providence Church of God will be hosting their family-style baked ham dinner ! Located just down the road from Refton at 269 Cinder Rd.,New Providence. The event runs from 4pm to 7pm.. Call the church at 717-786-5580 for more details. Both of these locations are only 10-15 minutes from most of Lancaster's...
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By Ben Rutt, Real Estate Agent Lancaster, PA
(Keystone Custom Homes)
As I mentioned in my first post, I am fond of Strasburg and would recommend anyone to go there to experience it's small town charm. My first post gave three places to see on your trip to Strasburg and in this post I will show you two more. Enjoy! 4. Village Greens Miniature Golf  A miniature golf course? Yes of course! Anyone who has had the opportunity to go to Village Greens knows that it is a beautiful course that is fun for the whole family. A place that has been voted the best miniature golf course in Lancaster County for 5 straight years! Struggle on the course? Well you can forget your troubles with some fresh milkshakes, homemade ice cream and sandwiches afterwards. There are 2 courses located on 13 acres of rolling, wooded hills. Try to focus as you avoid the obstacles includin...
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By Ben Rutt, Real Estate Agent Lancaster, PA
(Keystone Custom Homes)
Strasburg, Pennsylvania is, to me, one of the most beautiful parts of the country. The rolling hills and the laid back people make it a great place to visit and an even more wonderful place to live. Having lived my whole life in Strasburg, I think I have at least a little idea of what's fun to see in Strasburg. So here we go: 1: "The Strasburg Railroad" Any post about Strasburg would be lacking without a mention of the Strasburg Railroad. What's the big deal about a train you say? Well, this is no ordinary train ride. It is a trip that will take you back in time, through Southern Lancaster county's beautiful countryside. You get to witness working farms and hear from a tour guide about the Amish that are hard at work on those farms. This is not just an adventure for parents though. The ...
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By Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Did you know that we have our very own railroad line right here in Lancaster County, PA? Strasburg, PA is home to one of the most comprehensive railroad experiences in the nation.  There is the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum, with many historic locomotives and railroad cars on display at their facility along Route 741 just east of Strasburg.  Right next door is the Strasburg Rail Road, an actual operating "short line" railroad. Strasburg Railroad operates one of the oldest "short line" railroads in the region, dating back to 1832.  The current four and a half mile run is part of the original Strasburg Rail Road that served the Pennsylvania Railroad as a freight interchange.  The line was saved from destruction in 1958 and placed in service as a memorial to the bygone era of rail travel. T...
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By Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA)
If you are a collector, operator or admirer of toy trains, the biggest network of like-minded enthusiasts is the Train Collectors of America, or TCA.  And for myself and thousands of other toy train fans, the biggest event is the twice-annual TCA Eastern Division Train Meet, held at the York, PA Fairgrounds.The Eastern Division York Train Meet is considered the Mecca of all train meets.  It's the largest and finest toy train show in the world.The meet runs Thursday through Sunday every October and April.  It's been running every year since 1954, and every year gets a little larger.  This year over 14,000 TCA members were in attendance, including me!  Unfortunately, the meet is open to members only.  You must be sponsored by a TCA member to become a member, but the TCA is open to familie...
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By Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
In 1693 French fur trader Pierre Bezaillion settled in an area just east of what is now Lancaster City.  His intent was to trade with the Delaware Indians.  More French settlers followed, and in the mid 1700's named the town Strasburg, after their home city in France, Strasbourg (I've been there).  Interesting that the town can trace its roots to French influence amidst the Amish German culture that pervades the area! Strasburg's "golden era" came in the second half of the 18th century when it became a stop for the Conestoga wagons headed west into the wilderness of central PA.  After Lancaster City's rise to prominence, Strasburg remained important with the advent of the railroad and the Strasburg RR exists to this day, even thought the town itself never became a major stop on the rout...
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By Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA)
The Toy Train Museum, Strasburg, PA As a member of The Train Collectors Association since 1982, I feel privileged to live nearby the focal point of the TCA, the Toy Train Museum.  The museum is located at 300 Paradise Lane, in Paradise Township near Strasburg, PA.  It was built as a replica of a Victorian train station, and houses some of the finest collections of toy trains, buildings and accessories in the world.  The museum is open to the public for a small admission fee (free to TCA members).                                                  Collections of Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, Ives, Marklin and many other famous brands of trains are on display, along with railroadiana from the earliest days to the present.  You can see early cast iron Victorian trains, large standard guage t...
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