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Location, Location, Location

The slogan of Hampden Township is “Where People Come First”.  The township is in Central PA and is, wait for it, centrally located between Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York City…this makes for a great suburban living community with big city amenities within a few hours drive.  Residents enjoy easy access to major highways like Routes 11 and 15 as well as Interstates 76, 81, and 83.  The township is also a halfway point between county seat of Carlisle and the capital city of Harrisburg. On-the-go professionals can hop on a train in downtown Harrisburg and head to Philly or the Steel City with ease!

The Carlisle Pike is the major thoroughfare with access to shopping, dining, shopping, daily conveniences, and dining...and there's some shopping??. Geisinger Holy Spirit HospitalUPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg HospitalUPMC Pinnacle West Shore Hospital, and the Camp Hill VA Community Clinic are within 5 miles of the township. Hampden boasts a wide variety of worship venues with over 30 churches, synagogues, and mosques in the area.  

Schools...Really. Good. Schools.

Hampden township is served by the Cumberland Valley School District, GO EAGLES! Elementary students attend Hampden Elementary, Sporting Hill Elementary, or Shaull Elementary schools.  Middle school students attend Good Hope Middle School but will be moving to a newly constructed school in the 2019-20 year.  High school students attend Cumberland Valley High School which provides an incredible array of educational opportunities for artists, athletes, and academics alike!  Some really excellent and active parochial schools include St. Joseph’s School, West Shore Christian Academy, Good Shepherd School, and Trinity High School (GO ROCKS!).

Oh, and PARKS!

Hampden Township maintains over 100 acres of PARKS and recreation facilities! These include

Additionally, there are neighborhood parks in the developments of Pinebrook and Indian Creek.  The township also manages the Armitage Golf Club which is home to the Caddy Shack restaurant, a local favorite! For winter enthusiasts, Ski Roundtop is within a 30-minute drive. If summer sports are preferred, Gifford Pinchot State Park is also within a 30 minute drive and provides 2,338 acres of fields, wooded hiking trails and Pinchot Lake for boating & fishing. Check TrailLink for local bike and wildlife trails.

And then there’s this…

Hampden Township enjoys one of the lowest tax rates (combined County/Local/School/Property) in Central PA.  Convenient location. GREAT Schools. Parks. Shopping.  Dining.  What's NOT to LOVE about Hampden Touwnship living??!?!?!