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Overview of Shippensburg

The rural community of Shippensburg, Penn., is in Cumberland Valley on the line between Franklin and Cumberland Counties. It’s just a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., but what really attracts people is its quaint, friendly atmosphere, as recognized in the second edition of Norman Crampton’s book "The 100 Best Small Towns in America."  Whether someone is looking for that small-town feel or close proximity to a big city, Shippensburg apartments for rent are the perfect solution.

Living in Shippensburg, PA

The borough of Shippensburg was founded in 1730 by 12 Irish-Scotch families. It is the second oldest community in Pennsylvania west of the Susquehanna River, and it’s been named on the National Register of Historic Places. Shippensburg started as an outpost for colonial settlement, and later became part of the Civil War - the famous battle at Gettysburg took place just 19 miles away. Though Shippensburg’s population never grew very large - it had just over 5,000 residents in 2011 - it offers many family activities year-round and employment opportunities through Shippensburg University.

Shippensburg Attractions and Special Events

Shippensburg’s rich history is everywhere. Find rentals in Shippensburg and live near the iconic Widow Piper’s Tavern, built in 1735, and among the town’s many Colonial and Victorian-style homes. Many residents enjoy spending an evening on Shippensburg University’s campus, whether it’s laughing at a popular comedian or enjoying the melodies of an extraordinary orchestra. Locals and visitors also regularly take a day to travel the Civil War Trails or see one of the many battlefield reenactments.

Residents that have a penchant for clothing love the Fashion Archives & Museum located in town. Located on the Shippensburg University campus, the museum gives residents a look back at historic fashions through many eras. 

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in Shippensburg, search for rental properties at Rent.com®.


Carlisle, PA 17013

$950 - $1250

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths


Hagerstown, MD 21740

$775 - $1500

2-4 Beds 2-3 Baths


Hagerstown, MD 21742

$895 - $955

3 Beds 0 Baths


Hagerstown, MD 21742

$820 - $1019

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hagerstown, MD

$820 - $1019

132 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths


Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

$1201 - $1619

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Mechanicsburg, PA

$1201 - $1619

328 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

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