About York County

About York County

There’s no better place to live or grow your business than historic York County, nestled in the fertile Susquehanna River Valley of South-Central Pennsylvania.

Home to more than 430,000 people, York offers big-city amenities with small-town charm. Whether you’re after a chic urban loft or a countryside retreat, York County has it all.

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While continuing to embrace its agricultural roots, York also has evolved into a manufacturing and business hub. Major companies with roots here include Harley-Davidson, York Barbell, Voith Hydro, York International, Utz Quality Foods, Snyder’s of Hanover, BAE Systems and more.

But it’s more than just the bustling local economy that has made York one of the fastest growing counties in all of York County Administrative BuildingPennsylvania.

Here you’ll find great schools, a low cost of living, quality health care and boundless entertainment opportunities. There’s a park in nearly every corner of the county, a strong performing arts community, sports and lots of shopping opportunities. Plus, York is only a short drive away from Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and New York City.

At the heart of the county is York City, which is in the midst of a renaissance. It features a wide variety of restaurants, a growing night life and is home to York County’s independent league baseball team, the York Revolution.

But the offerings don’t end there. Each of the county’s townships and boroughs have their own unique feel and bountiful opportunites to match.

Please select from the menu at left for more information about the county's history, schools, municipalities and more. A directory of key resources for prospective, new and existing residents is available here. 

You can find a listing of parks, arts and cultural organizations, historic sites and more by clicking here. Resources for new, relocating or expanding businesses can be found here. 

Please take a minute to explore York County. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.