Manheim is a borough located in Lancaster County, PA, 11 miles Northwest of Lancaster and 13 miles South of Lebanon. Street names like Pleasant Place, Integrity Drive and Bluegrass Road may sound generic, but these are actually endearing descriptions of Manheim Township. It was named after the German city of Mannheim by its founder, Henry Stiegel. With its German roots, family values and high rate of home ownership it’s a great option for someone seeking community.
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Housing and Schools
The median home value is $237,700 and median home price is $551,300. The median household income is $78,294. There are nine schools (7 elementary, 2 middle schools and 1 highschool) with almost 6,000 students in total. Most are rated above average for school quality, including: Nitrauer School, Bucher School, Schaeffer School, Reidenbaugh Elementary School and Neff School.
The mission of Manheim Township School District is to “Nurture and challenge for success.”
Residents see Manheim as a fast-growing area with lots of new opportunities. The unemployment rate is below the national average. One resident states,
“Manheim Township has a fast-growing population. The town is incredibly beautiful with both farms and many suburban areas. There are numerous job opportunities and markets. This town is never boring!”
Community + Entertainment
Manheim is a thriving community. The town holds a monthly First Thursday event near the square from April through December. There are family-friendly activities, food trucks and free entertainment. The Manheim Community Farm Show is also held every October.
Manheim is known by sports enthusiasts for Spooky Nook Sports, the largest indoor sports complex. It has facilities for just about any activity you can think of. The Shack Restaurant and Mini Golf is another great location in Manheim for family and friends to connect and relax.
Some of Manheim’s other attractions include the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, Root’s Country Market and Auction, Mount Hope Estate & Winery and the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum.
With is unique attractions, thriving community life and plethora of job opportunities, we think Manheim is a great place to consider settling in. It’s a great rural area with an adorable little town and great schools.