Why Develop a Custom Home in Our Local Community

Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation is able to offer a variety of resources to encourage business development in the area due to the quality and affordability of our housing options.

Cumberland Valley Pennsylvania offers a diverse and stable housing stock throughout the county. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cumberland County has 101,118 housing units with a homeownership rate of 72%. Regardless of where one chooses to live, work and raise a family in Cumberland Valley, 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.

The median home value is $183,500 with a median household income of $60,883. Home choices include well-built older homes in historic neighborhoods, new single-family and multi-unit developments; stylish ranch homes in sub-divisions in smaller communities; large duplexes; luxurious custom-designed mansions bordering a mountain stream or in a meadow with a scenic vista of North and South Mountain; and independent living and assisted living.

stream with bank on right side and trees all around
fresh vegetables at a farmers market
Golf course putting green with trees in the background
man wearing waders in creek holding a very large rainbow trout

Boiling Springs, Pa

The picturesque, historic district of Boiling Springs is brimming with a world-renowned fly-fishing, access to the famous Appalachian Trail and more, all nestled around a lake that literally bubbles.

If you’re simply looking to relax, visit the charming shops where you can watch local artists-in-action or browse award-winning nature and wildlife art. Explore Boiling Springs today!

In the 1800’s, Island Grove in the Yellow Breeches Creek provided a great hiding place for freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad, thanks to its cloak of tall trees, low vines, dense shrubbery and the dedication of abolitionist Daniel Kaufman. Kaufman’s house still stands on Front Street in the town of Boiling Springs.


From 1875-1930, first a steam launch then a trolley ran to this popular destination to drop passengers off at Children’s Lake Park to enjoy the dance pavilion and beautiful picnic spot.

Boiling Springs got its name from the natural spring that runs into Children’s Lake that literally bubbles. The 52 degrees Fahrenheit year-round temperature limits the possibility of swimming, but it is the perfect spot for a leisurely paddle or fishing with the family.

Residents and those relocating can find helpful information on the South Middleton Township website. (1)

Outdoor Activities in Cumberland Valley

Ready to get moving? Cumberland Valley PA’s outdoor opportunities include over 54,000 acres and 200 miles of trails for you and the whole family to explore. If your passion is hiking, biking, kayaking, birding, golfing, world-class fly-fishing, seeking out breathtaking views, or simply being out in the sunshine, you’ll find it all and more in The Valley.

Discover experiential trails and bike routes on the Cumberland Valley Map. Request a map and find other trail guides. (2)

Events Calender

Every season is event season in the Cumberland Valley! Grab your family and friends and head out to explore the unique collection of events in The Valley. We have just the event for any passion. Savor delicious delicacies at our food and wine walks and festivals, discover a dazzling performance at our downtown theaters or get a blast from the past at our historical attractions.

Looking for some personal recommendations? Find out the locals’ favorite events in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg, and everywhere in between on the Cumberland Valley PA Travel Blog. (3)