Chambersburg, PA is a large and diverse community that still maintains a small town quality of life. With beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods, Chambersburg is a great place to find you home for sale, live and raise a family.
Homes for sale in Chambersburg are close to Caledonia State Park where you and your family can go trout fishing of camp along the famous Appalachian Trail. Nearby is the Michaux State Forest where you can explore more than 85,000 acres of fishing and hunting areas. Opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors are endless.
Ideally located, Chambersburg offers residents access to some of the finest parks and trails in the country. If your outdoor passion is kayaking, whitewater-rafting, hiking and biking or bird and wildlife watching, you must consider Chambersburg homes for sale.
If you are searching for homes for sale in Chambersburg, a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Innovations will be happy to help. Whether you are choosing from new construction, existing real estate, land for sale, or foreclosed homes in Chambersburg, one of real estate agents can find the home that’s right for you.
Dan Ryan Builders is offering single-family homes in Saddle Ridge Estates from the low $200’s. Breathtaking mountain views and convenience to PA Route 30 and Interstate 81 offer residents the best of both worlds. Kingswood is one of S&A Homes fastest growing new home neighborhoods within Chambersburg, PA. Kingswood is a single-family community priced from the low $200’s close to some of Chambersburg area’s best shopping dining, and recreation just miles ahead.
The county seat of Franklin County, Chambersburg is the historic and commercial center of the region. Characterized by varied small and medium industrial enterprises, Chambersburg is a rich agricultural and residential area.
Chambersburg’s settlement began in 1730 by Benjamin Chambers. The confluence of Conococheaque Creek and Falling Spring provided Chambers with the waterpower needed to operate a gristmill and a sawmill. Formally laid out in 1764 by Colonel Chambers, the community extended south and east from the fort that had been built for protection against Indian raids.
In 1803, the municipal government was established through a state granted charter as a borough. During the Civil War, Chambersburg, PA was occupied three times by Confederate forces. The Chambersburg borough as the only major northern community burned down by Confederate forces. Chambersburg was rebuilt with a combination of state and private funding.
Chambersburg is located along the Lincoln Highway, U.S. 30, between McConnellsburg and Gettysburg, PA and along U.S. 11, the Molly Pitcher Highway, between Shippensburg, PA and Hagerstown, MD. Interstate 81 borders the borough to the east. It is 13 miles north of Maryland and the Mason-Dixon line.
The large farming population surrounding the area includes Amish and Mennonite families. The largest crop in Franklin County is corn with 579 farms covering almost 30,000 acres. Franklin County also has 344 wheat farms and 299 barley farms. Much of the economy of the Chambersburg area is still largely based on agricultural.
In 1927, the Capitol Theatre was opened as a movie palace. It reopened in 2003 as the Capitol Theatre Center. Chambersburg ranked among Newsmax magazine’s list of the “Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns,” by Peter Greenberg. Greenberg cited that the Capitol Theatre determined his ranking.