Cumberland County is a valley community – with two gorgeous ranges of the Appalachians on its north and south sides. Here South Central Pennsylvania is surrounded by exceptional scenic beauty and fabulous outdoor recreational opportunities. Cumberland County features attractive boroughs, towns, and villages, and is considered one of the best places in the Commonwealth to live or retire.
This is a big county, spreading from the urban communities along the Susquehanna River all the way west to the rolling farmlands of western Cumberland County. Route 581 provides ready access to the State Capital in Harrisburg from the eastern one-third of the county, and a significant percentage of the population lives in that sector. Carlisle, in the middle of the county, is easily accessible from all directions from I-81 and I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike). Shippensburg is similarly accessible from I-81.
Regardless of where one chooses to live, work and raise a family in Cumberland County, there’s a neighborhood (or a spot to be all alone in the woods) that precisely fits a chosen lifestyle, and where one will readily find churches, clubs, schools, and recreational activities that comfortably fit that lifestyle.