Columbia, PA Real Estate and Homes For Sale
Single family homes are priced from $26,000 to $750,000. Townhomes/condos start around $89,000.
The population was 10,311 at the 2000 census. A small borough in Lancaster County, PA with a great selection of house options from town homes and condominiums to row homes and single family houses.
Situated on the bank on the Susquehanna River Columbia, PA has its own school district and once served as an anchor town for the Columbia Reading railroad.
Homes for sale in columbia are diverse. For those interested in city life they select a single family home or row home for the turn of last century in the downtown area. While suburban Columbia has newer single family homes built in the the latter half of the 20th century.
Columbia, PA ZIP code 17512
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Columbia, PA Homes For Sale
Homes for sale in Columbia PA are available in all shapes, styles and ages. From brand new construction to homes more than 100 years old. From condominiums and townhouses to 4 bedroom family homes and Columbia PA mansions. Use the the Columbia PA MLS search page found here to find all Columbia PA homes currently for sale.
Columbia PA Relocation
If your planning on relocating to Columbia PA, realtors are prepared to offer you all the local county information and relocation assistance information you’ll need. Whether you’re relocation is from a close by community or you’re relocating to Columbia PA from far away you’ll find the Columbia PA community second to none!
Columbia, PA History
Columbia, originally called Wrights Ferry, was founded in 1726 by English Quakers from Chester County. It is a town on the Susquehanna River, centrally located between Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg. One of the first settlers, John Wright, developed a ferry business in 1730, carrying goods and people across the Susquehanna River. After a rapid period of growth the town became an important shipping center for local goods being sent to Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and other cities. In 1814 the first covered bridge was completed across the Susquehanna River linking Columbia and Lancaster County to York County. It was claimed to be the world’s longest covered bridge ever built and spanned the Susquehanna from Columbia to Wrightsville. In 1832, the bridge was destroyed by water and ice. It was replaced in 1834 and was subsequently burned by militiamen in 1863, during the Civil War, thwarting a Confederate attack on Harrisburg. In 1868, one last covered bridge was built and sadly was destroyed in1896 by a hurricane. The bridges built later were made of more durable materials, such as steel and concrete.
Although Columbia has seen many ups and downs in its economy and population since its settlement in1726; it is now going through a resurgence of economic development and community revitalization. The town is projecting a growth of 10% a year through private capital investments due to a collaborative effort of the community’s leadership and the development community.
Columbia, Pennsylvania Attractions
A few of Columbia’s attractions are The National Watch and Clock Museum, The Wright’s Ferry Mansion, and near Columbia is The Haines Shoe House. An eccentric millionaire, “Colonel” Mahlon N. Haines, built a shoe sales empire. In 1948 he built the Haines Shoe House as an advertising gimmick. It looks just like a high-topped work shoe and consists of five different levels containing three bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen, and a living room. It has served as a guest cottage and an ice cream parlor. Today it is a museum dedicated to “Colonel” Haines.
For recreation there are several parks: Columbia River Park, Locust St. Park, and Janson Park. There is Glatfelter Memorial Field, and The Columbia Community Center.
A few of the popular Restaurants are: Prudhommes’ Lost Cajun Kitchen, Bully’s Restaurant and Pub, and Hinkle’s Pharmacy Restaurant.
The main shopping venues are the Columbia Shopping Center, The Shops at Prospect, and a number of smaller shops and stores.
Columbia, PA Schools
Columbia has three public schools: Columbia Junior/Senior High School, Park Elementary School, and Taylor Elementary School. There is also one Catholic School; Our Lady of the Angels.