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A Melting Pot of History and Modernity

Mechanicsburg has grown tremendously since its days as a tiny settlement along The Great Road. Named for all the wagon shops that had popped up in its early days, Mechanicsburg has rich history dating as far back as the 1700s, though the borough was officially incorporated in 1828. Today, Mechanicsburg is a bustling community perfectly positioned near the Pennsylvania Turnpike and US-15, only a 20-minute drive from Harrisburg.

Whether you're thinking of buying a home or selling a home in Mechanicsburg, this local area guide and our real estate professionals can assist you with all the details.


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Get to Know Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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Its Location

Mechanicsburg is ideally located just 8.5 miles southwest of Harrisburg. It's just minutes from many of the major roads in the area, including the Pennsylvania Turnpike, US-15, Carlisle Pike, and the Capital Beltway (I-81).

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Its School District

The Mechanicsburg Area School District serves the borough of Mechanicsburg and neighboring Upper Allen Township and Shiremanstown. The district's schools include a Kindergarten Academy, 5 elementary schools, a middle school, and a senior high school.

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Its Community Events

You'll never run out of fun things to do in Mechanicsburg, especially if you love attending community festivals and seasonal celebrations. During the summer, residents can play at the Mechanicsburg Area Community Pool or enjoy free concerts from the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. During the fall, residents can celebrate their neighbors at Mechanicsburg Community Day or pay a special visit to the annual Steam Engine & Tractor Show.  

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Its Local History

What's now Mechanicsburg was settled centuries ago, but the town grew tremendously with the arrival of the railroad. In the generations since, Mechanicsburg has had a front row seat to the Civil War, supported the troops during WWI and WWII, and saw the first women's college in Pennsylvania (Irving Female College, which closed in 1929) chartered within borough limits.


John Smith Real Estate Group Can Help

Whether you're considering buying a home or selling your home in Mechanicsburg, we're here to take care of all the details. Our real estate professionals are intimately knowledgeable of Mechanicsburg and surrounding communities, so we can offer you in-depth knowledge about the local real estate market, resources that outline the process, and any additional tools you need. Contact John Smith Real Estate Group to learn more about buying or selling a home in Mechanicsburg!

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