With a mix of charming boutiques and restaurants downtown, which is located close to Hersheypark and the popular Hershey outlets, Hummelstown is a great place to call home. It mixes the small-town appeal of other Central PA villages with accessibility to the major stores and medical facilities you find in big cities.
Here’s an in-depth look at Lower Dauphin, PA, for those considering relocating there.
Median income: $56,902
Median price of a 3-bedroom home: $165,000
School districts: Lower Dauphin School District
Click here for a demographic breakdown of the school district
School district ranking: Lower Dauphin scored an 8 on a scale of 10 by Great Schools
Click here for information about private schools in Hummelstown
Local library: William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library
Crime rate: Homefacts rates Hummelstown as one of the safest towns in PA
Major local businesses: Located between Harrisburg and Hershey, Hummelstown gets a lot of tourist traffic, and its downtown is designed to draw in those travelers. One of its most popular shops is Toys on the Square, which stocks traditional and unusual toys.
You can find an extensive list of Hummelstown businesses here.
The annual Hummelstown Arts Festival in September raises money for Lower Dauphin students who will be going to college to study the arts.
Sports and outdoors: Indian Echo Caverns are a great place to explore. In addition to the caverns, there’s a mini golf course and arcade on-site. Several parks are located within the borough, as well as the Hummel Nature Trail.
Fun fact: Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House and a presidential candidate, was raised in an apartment on Main Street. You can see a plaque nearby his childhood home that’s dedicated to his stepfather.