Is Enola PA a Good Place to Live?

Is Enola PA a Good Place to Live?Central Pennsylvania is one of the most amazing places to live. From the Pennsylvania capital of Harrisburg which has been highly rated and recently chosen as the best place to retire in the country to the small boroughs and townships of Cumberland County. I went searching for a place to live you may wonder if Enola is worth a look.

Is Enola PA a good place to live?

Enola PA is a popular location in central Pennsylvania for many reasons one of the biggest is that it is centrally located to other larger areas of interest including Perry County and Harrisburg. Enola is just a five-minute drive from uptown Harrisburg and is only 10 minutes from downtown Harrisburg.

Enola is named after Enola Miller the daughter of the two founders of the area. The Northern Central Railroad put this area on the map when they brought the railroad into the area after purchasing some land from the Millers who named the railroad station after their daughter. A historical landmark that everybody knows about is the Enola Miller house. The house has been relocated to a new area from a spot that will be developed into luxury apartments and a favorite Wawa Station. The railroad station in Enola was the largest of its type in the world until 1956. 

Enola is very affordable and offers a dense suburban feel. East Pennsboro Township makes up most of Enola. A little bit of Hampton Township and a small section of Camp Hill and Mechanicsburg are part of Enola. The public schools that serve Enola are all rated above average. Enola is a great centrally located of central PA to consider.

A Look at Enola Neighborhoods

Walkable homes

Enola has some great homes that are within walking distance of many modern amenities. These homes would make amazing starter homes right in the center of Enola. They come at an affordable price range averaging in the high 100,000s. This is a price point that is incredibly impressive as the national average price for a home is over $400,000. In all, it is a great place to find a starter home that is close to everything in Enola.

Mountain View Estates neighborhood

Mountain View Estates in the Enola area is in the East Pennsboro Township. This neighborhood is nice and quiet with plenty of lush greenery all around. There are easily walkable sidewalks that line the streets and many homes feature yards that are well-treed. Homes are sizable and priced in the $200,000 range. For the mid $200,000 range you can find a four-bedroom home with an unfinished basement and a nicely sized yard.

Penn Valley

Penn Valley is a mid-range neighborhood of single-valley homes that is very popular in the Enola area. Homes are nicely sized on very large lots of land and the neighborhood is very quiet. This neighborhood is nicely kept and homes were built in the mid-1990s but it feels like a newer construction neighborhood with how well the properties are kept.


Riverbend is an upscale neighborhood of Enola offering some of the most impressive homes in the area. It is located on Blue Mountain in East Pennsboro Township in the Enola area. The homes here are large estate-style homes that start at a price point of around $5 million. The neighborhood is named for its location overlooking the Susquehanna River at the Riverbend. Homes are on multiple acreages with the most beautiful views of central Pennsylvania and have very impressive floor plan sizes and an average of around five bedrooms.

If you are interested in checking out the homes of Enola, I am happy to help. I am here to assist in making your move to Central PA as seamless as possible. Contact me any time with any Central PA real estate needs. 

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