The Harrisburg area, or Capital Region, supports professional sports teams as well as a growing arts community that includes the new Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, a new Civil War Museum and special cultural events held throughout the year. Downtown Harrisburg is also enjoying a renaissance with many new restaurants and businesses.
There are also many attractions within minutes of Harrisburg, including Pennsylvania Dutch country, Gettysburg’s historic battlefields, the world-famous HERSHEY PARK ® and HERSHEY’s CHOCOLATE WORLD ®.
A 90-minute to two-hour drive opens up unlimited activities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
The Capital Region is an area of economic growth as well. Over 10 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Harrisburg area, providing an ideal mix between national leaders and locally owned favorites.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the area offers excellent hiking, biking, camping, fishing, hunting and boating opportunities.
Many educational opportunities are available, including 10 colleges, universities or post-secondary institutions within an hour’s drive of the Capital Region.