Cumberland Valley, PA, a Great Place To Raise a Family
Nestled in the heart of southcentral Pennsylvania, Cumberland Valley offers great schools, plentiful outdoor recreation and an affordable cost of living.
Sponsored by: Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation
Now that working virtually is commonplace, it begs the question: If you can work from anywhere, why not move somewhere amazing?
You and your family deserve to live in a place that you love — a place with fantastic school systems, access to quality arts and entertainment, plentiful outdoor recreation and an affordable cost of living.
Cumberland Valley, nestled in the heart of southcentral Pennsylvania, offers all these things and more, making it a great place to raise a family. Plus, there are plenty of local jobs, even if you or your spouse aren’t working remotely.
“Cumberland Valley is a nice mix of towns, suburbs, rural, all with incredible access to outdoor recreation,” says Kristen Rowe, director of destination marketing for the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC).
Within a 20-minute drive, for example, you can leave your house and be hiking the Appalachian Trail (46 miles of which are in Cumberland Valley), fishing on Laurel Lake or birdwatching at Waggoner’s Gap Hawk Watch.
“It really is a great place to grow a family,” says Janet Anderson, executive director for CAEDC. “This is the place to be if you’re looking to get out of the hubbub of the city but still want great amenities and downtowns with the added ability to take your family hiking, fly-fishing or to a farm to see the animals.”
Moving away from the city doesn’t mean forgoing access to good food, entertainment and shopping, though. As the fastest growing county in the state, restaurants and retail are only expanding. Plus, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and multiple museums that highlight the area’s history make for great educational entertainment.
Additionally, the school systems in Cumberland Valley are top-notch, with opportunities to be in a small, medium or large school district, depending on your preference.
Add that to the cost of living being significantly lower than the national average, plus proximity to big cities like Washington D.C. and Baltimore, it couldn’t be clearer: When you can live anywhere, Cumberland Valley is the place to be.
For more information, go to VisitCumberlandValley.com/WelcomeToCV.