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Overview of Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown, PA is a small borough located about 90 miles west of Philadelphia and 215 miles east of Pittsburgh. The closest larger city to Elizabethtown is Harrisburg, PA which is located about 20 miles away. Elizabethtown has a population of about 11,000 people, making it a truly small town with some quaint and charming amenities. It is situated in beautiful Lancaster County. Those looking for Elizabethtown apartments for rent will enjoy the borough's historic and family-friendly setting.

Living in Elizabethtown, PA

Elizabethtown's humble beginnings go back to 1730, when Thomas Harris purchased a tract of land in order to establish a trading post. The post became known as Bear Tavern, but it was purchased from Harris in 1753 by Barnabas and Elizabeth Hughes. The Hughes family named the area Elizabethtown in honor of Mrs. Hughes. As the town began to develop, local shops and schools were erected. The names of the city's streets - charming titles like Market Street, Rose Alley, Cherry Alley, Peach Alley, and High Street - remain in use to this day. Elizabethtown was incorporated as a borough in 1827 and has continued to grow well into the 21st century.

The borough is also home to Elizabethtown College, a private institution that enrolls about 1,900 students each year. The college is a major part of the local economy and brings Elizabethtown's median age to 32.3 years, making it a very young community.

Elizabethtown Attractions and Special Events

Elizabethtown residents enjoy a peaceful and family-oriented way of life. Small restaurants and businesses are scattered throughout the downtown area, offering friendly and hospitable entertainment. Families frequent the borough's two main parks - Community Park and Hickory Lane Park - which offer playgrounds, sports facilities, an amphitheater, pavilions, and open space.

Elizabethtown is located just 10 miles from a nationally-known attraction: Hershey, PA. Those looking for Elizabethtown rentals will want to check out this town, which offers the Hershey Story museum, numerous shows and concerts, a zoo, and Hersheypark.

To find a Elizabethtown apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

 

Windsor Court Townhomes - Lancaster, PA 17603
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Lancaster, PA 17603

$970 - $1160

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Delbrook Manor Apartments - Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
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(55)

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

$765 - $885

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Buttonwood Gardens - Hellam, PA 17406
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(24)

Hellam, PA 17406

$765 - $1724

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Colonial Glen Apartments - Harrisburg, PA 17109
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(5)

Harrisburg, PA 17109

$811 - $1061

2 Beds 1 Bath

Emerald Pointe Townhomes - Harrisburg, PA 17111
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(3)

Harrisburg, PA 17111

$1285 - $1630

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Village Knoll - Harrisburg, PA 17112
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(17)

Harrisburg, PA 17112

$780 - $890

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Harrisburg, PA (Pleasant Hills)

(17)

$780 - $890

204 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

York Apartments - York, PA 17403
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(69)

York, PA 17403

$659 - $875

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Mulberry Station Apartments - Harrisburg, PA 17104
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(6)

Harrisburg, PA 17104

$868 - $1229

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Harrisburg, PA (Downtown)

(6)

$868 - $1229

100 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Magnolia Hills Apartments - Harrisburg, PA 17103
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Harrisburg, PA 17103

$675 - $775

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Harrisburg, PA (East Harrisburg)


$675 - $775

108 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Pennsylvania Place - Harrisburg, PA 17101
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(5)

Harrisburg, PA 17101

$853 - $1085

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Harrisburg, PA (Downtown, Old Downtown Harrisburg Commercial Historic District...)

(5)

$853 - $1085

286 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Aspen Hill - Harrisburg, PA 17111
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(99)

Harrisburg, PA 17111

$710 - $985

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Harrisburg, PA

(99)

$710 - $985

324 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Timber Ridge @ Waverly - Harrisburg, PA 17110
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(20)

Harrisburg, PA 17110

$1010 - $1375

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Camelot Arms - York, PA 17402
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York, PA 17402

$815 - $1393

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hawthorne Gardens and Townhomes - Lancaster, PA 17603
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(20)

Lancaster, PA 17603

$989 - $1094

2-3 Beds 2-4 Baths

High Pointe Club Apartments - Harrisburg, PA 17110
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(9)

Harrisburg, PA 17110

$702 - $1722

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Long Meadows Apartments - Camp Hill, PA 17011
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(8)

Camp Hill, PA 17011

$710 - $1010

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Weavertown Terrace - Lebanon, PA 17046
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(5)

Lebanon, PA 17046

$725 - $850

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

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