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Elizabethtown: A High-Quality Place to Live

Elizabethtown, often called "E-Town," is a quaint community in Lancaster County, home to approximately 11,545 residents, Elizabethtown College, a Mars Chocolate factory, and an award-winning public school district. Residents enjoy multiple community festivals, a charming downtown, and easy access to Harrisburg and Lancaster by road or rail. Whether you are buying or selling a home in Elizabethtown, this local area guide and our real estate professionals can help you with everything.

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Spotlights of Elizabethtown

Conewago Recreation Trail

Many Elizabethtown residents enjoy spending their time exploring the Conewago Recreation Trail. With a beautiful scenery of fields, farmland, and creeks this 5-mile Conewago trail is definitely a local favorite. Explore the most beautiful parts of Lancaster County when you venture on the Conewago Recreation Trail.

Masonic Village Farm Market

For over 100 years, the Masonic Village Farm Market has been the cornerstone of the Elizabethtown community. Open year round, this is the perfect place to shop and support the local agricultural scene. With award-winning apple cider, fresh-picked produce, and town cafes, the Masonic Village Farm Market is truly a special place to experience.

Moo-Duck Brewery

Since 2014, the Moo-Duck brewery has served and delighted Elizabethtown residents with their delicious brews. All beers are crafted with a secret family recipe. Experience the delicious options that await when you unwind at the Moo-Duck Brewery. In addition, they have special taps that donate a portion to a charity organization they work with!

Elizabethtown at a Glance

Getting Around

Elizabethtown’s stellar location is an asset to many of its residents. Located just minutes away from the Pennsylvania Turnpike is a huge advantage for commuters. With an average travel time of about 20 minutes, you can be sure that you’ll be able to stay connected to endless opportunities that await in Lancaster County.


  • 11,598 Population
  • 33.2 Median Age
  • $162,200 Median Property Value

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Living in Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown is widely considered an exceptional place to live in Lancaster County, PA. With an award winning school district, rich local culture, and a stellar location, people are flocking to join the bustling community. With a population of over 11,598 people and counting, experience why Elizabethtown should be at the top of your home buying list.

It's Location

Elizabethtown is nestled in Lancaster County about 21 miles southeast of Harrisburg. It's close to PA-283 and just minutes from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, offering residents easy access to Harrisburg to the west and Philadelphia to the east.

Its School District

Public schools are a point of pride for this Pennsylvania community. In addition to its award-winning school Elizabethtown Area School District, Elizabethtown also boasts a premier university, Elizabethtown College.

Its Annual Events

Get to know your neighbors by attending one of Elizabethtown's many celebrations. Lunch on the Square takes place on Thursdays in the summertime, Arts in the Park and the Memorial Day parade take place in May, and the Elizabethtown Fair kicks off the fair season and the school year at the end of August.

Its Local History

The railroad propelled much of Elizabethtown's growth in 1830s, though the town remained primarily agricultural until the early 1900s. A chocolate factory (now Mars) and several shoe factories opened in the early 20th century. But the town's population truly took off after World War II and into the 2000s.

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