Orchard Glen The Best of Both Worlds
The best of both worlds
Orchard Glen, in the picturesque Cumberland County countryside, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Central Pennsylvania.
Residents are drawn here for its ideal location — only one mile from Route 15, yet tucked away in expansive open space so it feels like a private, peaceful retreat. And residents stay here for the incredible community amenities. Here, you will find miles of trails, a great park, friendly neighbors and best of all, your dream home.
Orchard Glen is conveniently located near a shops, a grocery store, future ball fields, popular restaurants and more.
Homes here range from reasonably priced townhomes and single family houses that start in the upper $100s, all with a wide variety of open floor plans, upgrades and options to mix and match, so your house can reflect your own unique personality and needs.
Wonder why Orchard Glen is getting so much attention lately? The more you learn about this area, the deeper you’ll fall in love, too.
Orchard Glen is located in Cumberland Valley, the No. 1 visited area of Pennsylvania. People love the valley’s location, rich history, exciting entertainment, outdoor activities and family-friendly offerings.
Location — Cumberland Valley is surrounded by exciting cities, like Gettysburg, Harrisburg and Hershey. It’s not far from New York City, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Baltimore. It’s also in the middle of the Appalachian Trail.
History — This region was settled by Scottish-Irish immigrants around 1730, which means plenty of historical buildings and interesting stories for history buffs. Visit the historic downtown of Mechanicsburg, the Civil War and More Book and Gift Shop, the Gettysburg Battlefield and the National Civil War Museum.
In addition, Cumberland Valley is known for its top-notch colleges, universities and excellent schools.
There’s something for everyone in Cumberland Valley, from world-famous car shows to bustling nightlife to well-known fishing destinations. The art scene is thriving here, too. Find galleries, crafts, a state-of-the-art performing arts center and nationally known youth ballet shows. In October, attend American Craft Week. You can even relax with a glass of wine from one of the local wineries.
Outdoor activities —
Explore 200 miles of outdoor trails and state parks, including Laurel Lake. Here, you can go hiking, golfing, kayaking, fishing, camping and exploring.
Visit the 1,500 farms nestled throughout the county and fill your bellies with fresh food from farmers markets, roadside stands and creameries. We’re talking a 60,000 square-foot farmers market! Don’t miss the Apple Festival in September and the Pumpkin Fest in October.
Family-friendly offerings —
Families always enjoy a visit to Hersheypark, with more than 65 different rides, roller coasters and attractions. There’s also the Boiling Springs Pool and Waterpark and the Adventure Zone Playground.
Explore Mechanicsburg —
Mechanicsburg, a borough in Cumberland County, is a particularly special place to live. It’s home to the largest and longest-running, one-day street fair on the East Coast — and maybe the country — called Jubilee Day. About 60,000 people flock to this annual, free event in mid-June for hundreds of vendors, food, games, activities, rides, entertainment and more.
Mechanicsburg is also known for its top-notch schools. The Mechanicsburg Area School District has high rankings among the state’s school districts. In 2012, it was ranked 172nd in an Overachievers Ranking for Pennsylvania’s nearly 500 districts, and its reputation continues to improve.
Kids here love the award-winning, 30-acre educational Trails and Trees Environmental Center behind the middle school, and the unique Science In Motion program. The district has a wide variety of clubs, sports and activities, too.
In such a vibrant, interesting community, it’s only fitting to have a home to match. The Orchard Glen townhomes and single-family homes are designed by McNaughton Homes to be stress-free and personalized to make your residential dreams a reality.
Find homes from about 2,000 to 4,000 square feet, with vaulted ceilings, open floor plans, full basements and options for everything from a sunroom to a three-car garage to a deck.
For the single-family homes, pick from 11 different floor plans and choose to customize the kitchen with granite or corian counters and stainless steel appliances; or the master bath with a soaking tub and ceramic flooring with in-floor heating. The townhomes also come with plenty of customization options, including a finished basement with an extra bathroom.
All of this is situated on more than 42 acres of open space. It’s no wonder Orchard Glen is considered one of the best places to live in Central Pennsylvania.