York, which was also known as Yorktown was founded in 1741 by English settlers, but by 1777 most of the residents were of German and Scots-Irish stock. By 1800 York was among the nation’s top 100 most populated areas. The Civil War was hard on York as it was the largest Northern town to be occupied by Confederate forces. After the war York was still an agricultural center for the region, but it had begun to develop into an industrial center as well. Today the city is known as an architectural museum due to the numerous preserved historic structures in its downtown area. This historic structures include the Golden Plough Tavern, the 176 York Meetinghouse, York Armory, United Cigar Manufacturing Company building and the York Dispatch Newspaper Offices. The city has four national historic districts; Northwest York Historic District, the Springdale Historic District, York Historic District and Fairmount Historic District.
York city is part of the York-Hanover-Gettysburg Combined Statistical Area which has a combined population of 473,043 residents at the 2000 United States Census. According to the 2010 United States Census the city had a population of 43,718 giving the city a population density of 8248.69 people per square mile. The main roads that pass through the city are U.S. Route 30 and Interstate 83 providing residents with easy commuting throughout the area. York is home to York Barbell a major seller of weight training equipment, York is also home to the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame. Some of the largest employers are Harley Davidson, Voith Hydro, American Hydro, Stauffer Biscuit Company and Johnson Controls Company.
Homes for sale in both the city and county of York are mostly of the upper middle class variety and majority are ranch style or 2 story and feature neatly kept lawns. Other real estate options include houses and apartments for rent and condominiums for rent or lease. Local agents await to help you find the home of your dreams. Read less –