Gettysburg, PA Real Estate News

By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Gettysburg area Lincoln Estates Mobile Home ParkJust on the outskirts of the Gettysburg borough sits Lincoln Estates Mobile Home Park. Gettysburg Pa is home to many mobile home parks, as is the entire Adams County area. Mobile home parks are popular home style choice for many Adams County residents, the state of Pennsylvania does not tax retirement income which makes the state a popular choice amoung seniors. Many of those seniors choose to live in one the area's many mobile home parks.    Lincoln Estates Mobile Home park is one the more popular parks in the area, built in 1970 it is a fixture to the local  landscape. The park features 187 sites which are all filled, there are no empty sites at Lincoln Estates Mobile Home Park. The park has no age restrictions and does allow pets under ...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Single Family Homes in the Twin Lakes area of Adams County Gettysburg PaThe Twin Lakes neighborhood of the Adams County Gettysburg area offers a variety of single family homes to buyers. This out of the way yet close to the Gettysburg borough neighborhood is a sought after location. The lots are large and the houses centered on each lot offers large back yards as well as spacious front lawns. It is minutes away from shopping, banks, gas station, and the borough of Gettysburg proper. Homes in this neighborhood range from sprawling ranchers to spacious two story, all with at least a one car garage.Streets in this charming little neighborhood include Twin Lakes Dr, Lake View Dr, Spruce Dr, and Park Ave. For a list of homes that are currently on the market in the Twin Lakes neighborhood cli...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Historical Living in Adams County's Gettysburg BoroughLiving in a historical town such as Adams County's Gettysburg Borough is a dream for many history buffs. Man times throughout the year I get calls from people from all over the United States looking to buy in Gettysburg Borough. These are different from the folks that are looking to purchase in the surrounding area, they want to be in the borough, in the thick of the history that abounds here in Gettysburg borough. A good portion of the borough is made up of "witness" buildings, "witness" referring to the fact that those particular buildings were standing during the battle of Gettysburg, and therefore "witnessed" the events that occurred July 1 - 3, 1863.         There are an array of different options for buyers to choose from, depe...
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Camelot Square is a beautiful condo development in Gettysburg, PA  located just minutes from downtown Gettysburg, and a short walk to the battlefield.  Gettysburg Battlefield The development features single family homes as well as some attached condo units.  The home owners association is a 145/mo and covers snow removal and lawn care.  This is a very well maintained and desirable community.  There is very little turnover in this neighborhood so If a home comes up for sale and you're interested you must act quickly.  There is also a common area with a pavalion within the tree lined streets that make up Camelot Square.  (see below)   Camelot Square in Gettysburg, PA is located in highly desirable Gettysburg School District, which is home of the Gettysburg Warriors.  The current Gettysbur...
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Photos with the Easter bunny will be taken from noon to 5 on April 2nd and 3rd, 2010 at the Gettysburg Outlets.  The photos will be taken by Robert Garthwaite of Image Masters Photography.  Robert did some family photos for my family two years ago for Christmas and they came out fantastic.  Take this opportunity to do some shopping at the Gettysburg outlets, enjoy the spring weather, and let Robert take some shots of your Childen with the Easter Bunny. The Gettysburg Outlets are located at the intersection of Rt 15 and Rt 97 in Gettysburg, PA
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Planks Field in Gettysburg Adams County PaPlanks Field new home community is minutes away from Gettysburg Pa. The community of 46 home sites is close to Rt 15 making Planks Field a great commuter community. The sites are 1.5 2.5 acres each and the custom built homes are being constructed by C & A builders, a local Gettysburg area home builder. C & A is a small company that prides itself on being very customer service orientated. C & A takes the time to get to know their customers so that each and every aspect of your home building experience with them is a positive one.   Aside from being minutes away from Gettysburg, Planks Field is close to shopping, restaurants, and lots of things to do. It is in the Gettysburg area school district which is a fine area school district. Planks field i...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Patriots's Choice Single Family Home Community in Gettysburg PaPatriots choiceis one of the newest single family home communities here in Gettysburg Pa. The homes at Patriots Choicerange in price from the mid $200's to the mid $300's. All the homes are single family, ranging in square footage from approximately 1,700 square feet to 2,700 square feet.Patriots Choicehomes are built by long time south central Pahome builder JA Myers, a locally owned company headed up by Joe and Ben Myers, JA Myers has building homes in the Gettysburg Pa area for over 40 years.  The Patriots Choiceneighborhood features soft rolling hills, 1/4 acre lots, sidewalks. The housing community consists of just over one hundred home sites, with two cul de sacs, with two roads providing access. Just a musket shot awa...
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Foxridge in Gettysburg, PA is a nicely located condo development that was built in the 90's.  Foxridge is located just miles from the Gettysburg Battlefield and only a few miles from the center of Gettysburg.  This particular development is home to all ages from young families to retirees, and even some weekend Gettysburg vacationers.  Gettysburg National Park Service The condo fee is very inexpensive at $660/yr and includes snow removal and lawn care in addition to care of the outside of the buildings.  The condos range in size from about 1300 to 1600 square feet, and average a sale price of 185,000.  There are quite a few different floor plans, some with 3 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms, and even some with one single bedroom.  Foxridge is also very convenient to Gettysburg's public transportati...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Gettysburg View - Exclusive Homes in Gettysburg PaHere in Gettysburg Pa alot of attention is paid to the historic detail of the houses in and around the Adams County area. Mixed in with all this history we do have some very nice new contemporary homes and neighborhoods. Among one of the nicer neighborhoods is the Gettysburg View cluster of homes right outside of Gettysburg on the Biglerville Rd. This group of 14 homes that make up Gettysburg View were built in approximately 1999 - 2002, they are some of the biggest homes in the area, and offer up very nice views of the surrounding countryside. The homes were built by Artisan Design Builders and are a mix of homes ranging in size from 1911 square feet with a three bedroom, two bath design to the much larger 2737 square feet with a five b...
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Twin Lakes West in Gettysburg, PA is the second phase of the original Twin Lakes development.  The two developments are attached at one corner, but do not share any roads.  The development is a very nice collection of single family homes from colonials to ranchers.  Twin Lakes West is located about 2 miles from the center of Gettysburg, PA on 116 (Fairfield Rd) just west of town.  The location, schools, and neighborhood feel are all highlights of Twin Lakes West.  There are still a few opportunities to build a new home, but options are very limited.  Gettysburg Area School District It is very convenient to the Gettysburg Battlefield and roughly 7 miles from Ski Liberty Mountain Resort.  It's central location and nicely kept homes make Twin Lakes West a very appealing development in Gett...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
We'd Like to Remodel an old Farmhouse Often times here in Gettysburg Pa, I have people call and want to see old farmhouses, Gettysburg Pa has many, many old farmhouses covering it's rolling hills countryside. It has become very popular for history buffs as well as country living folks to purchase an old farmhouse and make it thier charming country home. Note the two front doors While these homes are not in a specific neighborhood it is something that clients want that is very specific to the Gettysburg, Adams County Pa area. When these folks call and want to set up showings they make it very clear that they are not interested in anything built after say 1910, for some reason that seems to be the cut off year. Usually these farmhouses come with anywhere from 2 to 10 acres of land, most o...
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Cannon Ridge in Gettysburg, PA by S&A homes is all about location.  It's located between route 116 and route 30 one mile west of the Gettysburg square.  The development features luxury single family homes and elegant townhomes.  Cannon Ridge has nicely sized and spaced lots further promoting it's appeal.  Currently S&A homes is only building townhomes at this location.  If you're looking for a single family home at Cannon Ridge you are going to have to wait until phase two begins, or if you're lucky an existing home might come up for sale.   The development is located just a short bike ride or walk from the Gettysburg Battlefield.  If you're looking to live near the battlefield in a newly constructed home this development might be a great fit.  Homes in Cannon Ridge feature the followin...
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Maryland developer buys the Gettysburg Country Club. Gettysburgians have been anxiously awaiting a verdict on the fate of the Gettysburg Country Club.  The once popular Country club received a face lift in 2007 that would ultimately result in it's demise.  The face lift created a financial burden that was beyond the possible income capacity of the club.  Falling memberships and failed outside expected income resulted in a Susquehanna bank foreclosure in 2008.  Since then the club has sat idle.  The military park worries that the former Country club will fall into the hands of a developer.  In fact the park service put this land on a list of a high priority to protect the national military park.  The Gettysburg Country Club went to Sheriff auction at a price of 2.79 million but didn't ge...
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Deatrick Village in Gettysburg, PA is located approximately one mile from the center of Historic Gettysburg, PA.  The development focuses on low maintenance single story living.  All available plans feature a first floor master bedroom or complete single story floor plans.  The development isn't age restricted but it lends itself to adult living.  The Condo association fees take care of lawn care, snow removal, and landscaping.  Residents also have access to the community center and work out facilities.  Deatrick village in Gettysburg, PA is also within walking distance of the scenic Gettysburg Battlefield.  There are many floor plans to choose from, as well as a few attached homes S&A builders is calling quads.  It's four homes attached in the center at the garage.  These quads have a ...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Deatrick Village - New Condominium Community in Gettysburg PaDeatrick Village is one the new condominium communities in the Gettysburg Pa area. Condominium community living allows residents more time to enjoy activities because there is no time spent doing homeowner chores. Mowing the lawn, nope, you'll be out golfing, shoveling snow, no sir, you'll be off skiing. These well built single family or multi family homes are built with pride by S&A homes. Both style of home is available as custom build, or a move ready version. There are 51 lots available in the community which is in the Gettysburg school district. Activities close by include shopping, restaurants, golfing, Gettysburg National Military Park, as well as winter skiing at Liberty Mtn resort.   S&A homes offers 6 single family f...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
The Preserves at Cumberland Village - a 55+ Adult Living Communities in Gettysburg Pa One of the newest addition of homes in the area is the The Preserves at Cumberland Village, a 55+ adult living community in Gettysburg, Pa. The Preserves offers the best in luxury adult living, offering homeowners a community center, swimming pool, tennis courts as well as walking trails. The Preserves at Cumberland Village is a great place for active 55+ adults to call home. The Preserves at Cumberland Village is perfectly located outside the charming little borough of Gettysburg Pa, close to all the convieniences that the borough offers including restaurants, movies, shopping, healthcare, and of course the Gettysburg Battlefield National Military Park.   Summit Homes, the builder of the community off...
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
Obviously last night was St. Patricks Day and there is no better place in Gettysburg than Gary Owen Irish Pub.  There is another Irish bar across town, but Gary Owens is hard to beat.  The bar features fantastic authentic Irish decor, a great selection of beer as your would expect from an Irish pub.  Gary Owen recently turned into a non smoking establishment which allows them to serve more food.  The authentic Irish fare is fantastic and they make a mean hamburger as well.  Last night they opened an 2nd floor bar.  The atmosphere on the 2nd floor is more of a relaxed whiskey bar atmosphere and according to the owner is slated to be open most weekends allowing Gary Owen Irish Pub the ability to serve more patrons.  I'll edit this post with some pictures.  Unfortunately I didn't have my c...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
Devils Den Gettysburg National Military ParkNo it is not the moon, although it could be a set of some startrek episode. You know the original, something folks in my age group (that would be old) remembers. Devils Den was held by both the Union and Confederate armies during the 3 day battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 2nd, & 3rd of 1863. Eventually the Devils Den area came into solid Confederate control and was used extensivley by Confederate sharpshooters. From the protection and prime vantage point the boulders provided, Confederate sharpshooters had a field day harrassing Union troops on Little Round Top. The picture below is a famous picture taken by Civil War photographers Alexander Gardner and Timothy O'Sullivan. The photographers found the body and moved it to where they photograph...
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By Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida
(Glasswork Media Arts)
PA Monument History Gettysburg National Military Park   Adams county Pennsylvania has a lot to offer visitors, be a tour through apple country, or a walk through many of the historic little towns that dot the countryside, but the king to the heap has got to be the Gettysburg National Military Park. The battlefield and buildings are a wonderful step back to a pivotal moment in our counties formation.   One of the things I find fascinating at the Gettysburg National Military Park are the monuments that cover the Gettysburg battlefield. Each monument has an interesting history all its own. Whether it is something as grand as the Eternal Light of Peace monument, or as simple as the stone pillar of the 2nd Mass near Culps hill.   The most striking and arguably the grandest monument on the fi...
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By David Monsour, ABR - www.realty-insights.com
(Keller Williams Keystone Realty)
If you aren't familiar with the First Friday in Gettysburg, PA please take a look at a blog I wrote about my first, First Friday experience First Friday in Gettysburg, PA   As noted in the title Just Jennifer will be having a sale with 30% off of all spring items.  So go have a glass of wine some light refreshments and go see Jen and make a few pre-spring purchases.  For more information call Jen Terry at 717-338-9099   First Friday is a ton of a fun.  Most of the shops (20 or so) will have wine, cheese or some sort of snack and usually some associated sales.  It's a great time to window shop or just meet up with some friends.  Obviously the businesses appreciate it if you go with the intent to buy, but sometimes seeing what these shops have available will provide business down the road...
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