Welcome to the Lebanon Valley!
The Lebanon Valley is nestled in the pastoral surroundings of south central Pennsylvania. The Lebanon Valley is an area known for its heritage and charm. As part of Pennsylvania Dutch country, its idyllic countryside views are unparalleled; the area is centrally located with numerous metropolitan areas within easy reach. U.S. Interstates 81, 78 and 76 (the Pennsylvania Turnpike) traverse the County, providing travelers with easy access to other major roadways and cities. The County is located approximately 100 miles northwest of Baltimore, 200 miles southwest of New York City, 85 miles west of Philadelphia and 150 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. Lancaster, Reading and Harrisburg are all within 30 miles.
The Lebanon Valley is 363 square miles in size. Excellent dining establishments and lodging options are available to tourists, but for those looking to relocate, the area is served by award-winning healthcare facilities, including the Good Samaritan Health System and Philhaven Hospital, as well as six public school systems and many private schools. Approximately 40 four-year colleges and universities are located within 60 miles of the county with Lebanon Valley College (LVC), Evangelical Theological Seminary and Harrisburg Area Community College located within the county. In fact, LVC, founded in 1866, is one of U.S. News & World Report’s “100 Best Colleges” and provides highly individualized learning plans for its student body of approximately 1,900.
Boasting its rural charm, big-city accessibility and rich culture, the area offers a quality of life that is the envy of many communities. Welcome to the Lebanon Valley!