In the heart of beautiful Pennsylvania, in the scenic Schuylkill County, the Borough of Cressona is found. Originally part of North Manheim, Cressona Borough was founded in 1857 by John Chapman Cresson. Holding an important location along the railroad, Cressona used to play a vital role in the mining industry of Pennsylvania. Today Cressona Borough has a population of around 1,800 residents who enjoy easy access to the nearby community of Orwigsburg. Larger towns, including Allentown, Hershey, Poconos and Harrisburg, are within an hour's drive from Cressona, while Philadelphia and New York City are only two hours away. Cressona Borough is served by the excellent Blue Mountain School District, which consistently scores highly in every important category, including academics, teacher quality, safety, and college readiness, in addition to having a favorable teacher-to-student ratio.
Cressona is a lovely town with its own distinctive character and charm. Along with most of the small neighboring communities, Cressona has its own unique collection of boutiques, shops, and dining in its historic town center. In the surrounding area there is a great variety of recreation opportunities at the many lakes, creeks, campgrounds and state parks. Also nearby you’ll find Hawk Mountain, and the Appalachian trail makes for great hiking and bird-watching. Fishing is quite popular in these parts, especially at the stocked Lake Wynonah which covers 175 acres. In the winter, skiing is a popular pastime in the Cressona Borough area. There are also several historical and cultural points of interest in close proximity to Cressona, including multiple wineries, breweries, museums, an art gallery and theater.
In addition to all of these fabulous features, the Cressona Borough area also boasts remarkable real estate options. Homes for sale in Cressona Borough and the surrounding area vary in age, architectural style, size, location and special features. The price range of Cressona homes varies depending upon those variables and is quite broad which ensures homebuyers numerous options regardless of budget. The median home value in Cressona Borough is around $68,000, while average listing price for available homes in Cressona Borough is around $152,000. A few townhomes and condominiums are available in Cressona for around $140,000. Investment opportunities exist in the form of older homes needing renovation, and some of those have listing prices as low as $17,500. There are small homes in Cressona with fewer than 1,000 square feet of living space, and there are large, luxurious homes with more than 8,400 square feet of living space. There are homes on lots smaller than one acre and homes on expansive lots of more than eight acres. Whatever you might be looking for, you’re likely to find it in Cressona Borough, and while there are sometimes exceptions, typically the maximum listing price you’ll find here is around $975,000.
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