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Communities

Cumberland County consists of 33 townships and boroughs that combine the best of rural landscapes and thriving downtowns. Explore each community below and click on the community profiles for detailed data and demographics.

BOILING SPRINGS

1Home to Allenberry Resort, fly-fishing, historic buildings, the Mid-Atlantic Appalachian Trail Conservancy office and scenic Children’s Lake. Learn more here.

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CAMP HILL

2This modern town is 2 miles from the state capital. The downtown is lined with restaurants and shops with nearby parks and Civil War sites. Learn more here.

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CARLISLE

As the county seat, many come to Carlisle for business, but the town also has rich military history and a variety of local shopping and dining. Forbes ranked Carlisle as one of the cheapest cities to live and the second best place to raise a family in the nation. In 2015, Livabilty listed Carlisle the #16 Best Small Town in AmericaLearn more here.

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ENOLA

Adams-Ricci Park-1The small town of Enola, bordering the Susquehanna River on the northern edge of the County, developed with the building of rail lines through the area. Enola is home to quaint businesses and outdoor opportunities including the popular Adams-Ricci Community Park. Learn more here.

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LEMOYNE

Lemoyne is located at the crossroads of Interstate 83 and U.S. Routes 11/15. Conveniently located near the state capital, Lemoyne is home to the West Shore Farmers Market and Negley Park which offers a beautiful view of the Harrisburg skyline. Learn more here.

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MECHANICSBURG

Mechanicsburg-26Mechanicsburg is home to many historic sites and “mom and pop” shops. Just outside of the downtown, Mechanicsburg offers big box shopping, dining and other amenities along the Carlisle Pike. The town is also home to the Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg. Learn more here.

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MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS

Mt Holly-1The 913-acre Mt. Holly Marsh Preserve is just one of the many outdoor recreational facilities easily accessed from Mt. Holly Springs. As with many communities within the Cumberland Valley, Mt. Holly is also rich in history. Learn more here.

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NEW CUMBERLAND

New Cumberland caps the southern border of the County along the Susquehanna River and is home to the DLA Distribution Susquehanna. The downtown features a collection of local shops and restaurants. Learn more here.

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NEWBURG

Ramp-Covered-Bridge-1The small community of Newburg is located between Newville and Shippensburg. The borough and township are mostly rural with a focus on agriculture.

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NEWVILLE

Newville-1Newville is home to the second largest fresh water spring stream in the country, the Big Spring. As one of the trailheads of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, CAEDC envisions a revival of this rural community in the years to come. Learn more here.

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SHIPPENSBURG

SHIP-3The oldest community in the Cumberland Valley, Shippensburg sits on the western border of the County. This town offers a quaint blend of agriculture and education. Shippensburg University, one of the 14 universities in the State System of Higher Education, is located here. Learn more here.

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SHIREMANSTOWN

DSC_0004Shiremanstown is a small borough in the County connecting downtown Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill. The borough has retained its small town proud image for over 130 years.

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WORMLEYSBURG

If you are looking for a place to relax along the river, Wormleysburg’s restaurants offer the greatest view in the Valley. Wormleysburg is also home to a selection of businesses and housing options overlooking the river. Learn more here.

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