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Nestled in Pennsylvania Dutch Country near Hershey, the chocolate capital of the United States, you will find the VA Medical Center, Lebanon, PA. The medical center consists of a main campus in Lebanon plus Community Based Clinics in Camp Hill, York, Reading, Lancaster, and Pottsville, PA, serving the veterans of 13 counties in south central Pennsylvania.
The city of Lebanon has been recognized as the second least stressful city in the United States. The survey conducted by Sperling’s BestPlaces.net found the area which includes Harrisburg and Carlisle to score well in the areas of low crime, low divorce rates, short average commute times and low unemployment. The strong work ethic and skilled workers have brought one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.
The buildings of Downtown Lebanon are historic and attractive. While many of the buildings date back to the 1800’s and some in the 1700’s, the work accomplished there includes local businesses serving local needs, as well as serving national and international clients in areas of advertising and website development.
Lebanon City provides 10 parks, 6 playgrounds and walking paths to the residents of the city and surrounding area. Several tennis courts, a large community swimming pool, park pavilions with picnic facilities and other recreational activities are all available within the city limits. Coleman Memorial Park is a picturesque 110-acre park deeded to the City of Lebanon in 1937 by G.D. Coleman. Today, the park is an excellent site to hike and explore the rich history of Lebanon. Stoever’s Dam Park is comprised of 163 acres with a dam for fishing, habitat for wildlife, a community theater, nature barn, camping facilities, garden plots for rent and hiking and biking trails.
The City of Lebanon is strategically located almost equidistant from Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Reading. Lebanon is accessible from the south via the Pennsylvania Turnpike and from the north by both I-81 and I-78. The City’s 25,000 residents enjoy the many opportunities for outdoor relaxation and a strong sense of community.