Plans for the borough were laid out by William Stiegel in 1762 and it was originally to be part of the Rapho Township. But financial trouble led to Stiegel selling the development in 1775 and the borough was incorporated as an independent unit in the 1880s. The Columbia and Reading Railroad arrived in Manheim in January of 1862 and water pipes were laid in 1884 along with the addition of the Manheim Electric company which led the borough into the modern age. Today Manheim is a thriving little town whose buildings and people have embraced progress and yet held fiercely to their old world charm.
According to the 2000 United States Census Manheim was home to 4,784 residents giving the borough a population density of 3,416.7 people per square mile. The median household income in the borough was $41,855 and the median family income was $46,987. Educational endeavors in Manheim are supervised by the Manheim Central School District that is made up of five schools; Stiegel Elementary, H.C. Burgard Elementary, Doe Run Elementary, Manheim Central Middle School and Manheim Central High School. The borough is also served by the Manheim Community Library, which is part of the Library System of Lancaster County.
Homes for sale in the Manheim Township are predominantly middle class and upper middle class structures, but do range from starter homes and fixer-uppers up to luxurious properties that offer a wealth of comforts. New homes are under construction and historic homes are also available. Other real estate options are houses and apartments for rent or lease. The borough of Manheim quiet, and charming yet it thrives with life embraces the future and respects the past. Local agents await to assist you in finding just the right place for you in the peace and comfort of Manheim. Read less –
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