Camp Hill Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Pennsylvania
Home to roughly 8,000 residents the borough of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania is located in Cumberland County just west of the Susquehanna River. Getting in and out of Camp Hill is easy as US Routes 11 and 15 run through the northern and western portions of the community, and the Capital Beltway (Pennsylvania Route 581) runs along the southern portion of Camp Hill.
An excellent community to live, work and play, Camp Hill appeals to families and professionals thanks to the excellent Camp Hill School District and the area's strong economy and job market. In fact, Camp Hill is home to several large corporations that are technically located in neighboring Wormleysburg and East Pennsboro Township but use the borough's postal address, including Rite Aid, Gannett Fleming, and Harsco Corporation. Camp Hill is also about three miles from the state capital of Harrisburg where the city's job market is steeped in state and federal government jobs and is home to such major companies as Hershey Foods, Volvo Heavy Machinery, Tyco Electronics, and Ahold USA, among many others. Camp Hill also appeals to the artistically minded as the borough hosts the annual Plein Air Arts Festival and Competition, one of the most popular art events in the Cumberland Valley.
Before it became the thriving community that it is today, Camp Hill played an important role during the Battle of Sporting Hill during the Civil War, which was part of the Gettysburg Campaign of 1863. Residents and visitors can learn more about Camp Hill's role in the battle by exploring the West Shore Driving Tour. The borough's name is also believed to have originated following a split in the congregation at Peace Church, a historic Lutheran Church located west of Camp Hill in Hampden Township that was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
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