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A Parkside Village

Opportunities for adventure are limitless in this beautifully preserved town. Surrounded by several noteworthy nature trails and natural preserves, Holtwood is perfect for those that love the great outdoors. Holtwood, despite its remote atmosphere, is only 17 miles away from Lancaster, making it an ideal retreat for commuters. Whether you are planning to buy a home or sell a home in Holtwood, this local area guide and our real estate agents can help you with everything.

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Get to Know Holtwood, Pennsylvania

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Its Location

Holtwood is a small village that is based about 17 miles away from Lancaster, PA. It is bound along the Susquehanna river and the Muddy Run Power Reservoir. Several natural preserves are convenient to Holtwood residents. These preserves include Susquehannock State Park, Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve, Pinnacle Overlook, Kelly's Run Nature Preserve, Muddy Run Park, and much more!

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Its School District

Holtwood is part of the Penn Manor School District. Known for having the highest gains in academic growth in students of all backgrounds, Penn Manor Schools have a history have academic achievement and excellence in students.

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Its Community Events

Being a community that places great value on nature, most Holtwood events happen in their many nature preserves. These events can range from kayak races, pet costume contests, and festivals.

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Its Local History

Holtwood grew around the Holtwood Dam. The dam, built sometime between 1905 and 1910, was originally called McCalls Ferry Dam and likewise the town was known as McCalls Ferry. The dam was one of the first major dams built in Pennsylvania that was used in order to produce electricity.

Buying or Selling a Home?

We can help you find your new home, keep up-to-date with the Holtwood real estate market, and maximize your investment when you sell your property. Contact John Smith Real Estate Group to learn more about buying or selling a home in Holtwood!

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