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Living in the Carlisle Borough in Central PA

Carlisle Borough is the county seat of Cumberland County in the Cumberland Valley just across the river from Pennsylvania's capital city Harrisburg. It is part of the Harrisburg-Carlisle metropolitan statistical area that is made up of not only Cumberland County but also Dauphin and Perry Counties. Carlisle is the smaller principal city in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro, but the "city" consists of the actual Borough of Carlisle and surrounding communities, townships, and suburbs that hold a Carlisle mailing address. 

This page is dedicated to focusing on what is inside the official Carlisle Borough municipality limits. It is a large borough and known for its location of some of the country's most historic places and home to some of the biggest historical figures in America. It is also home to the U.S. Army War College and one of Pennsylvania's warmest "small town" atmospheres. 

What is Considered the Carlisle Borough?

If you are new to the area and are relocating to central PA from another state you have no doubt seen several different names for locations including city, township, and borough. What are all of these things? What is a Borough? Why are there so many in Pennsylvania?

A Borough is a geographically bounded area that has its own government structure. Most boroughs are smaller than an official city. Pennsylvania Boroughs have a population under 5000 (there are a few exceptions to this number and Carlisle is one of them). The government system for a borough is run through what is called the Borough Code with more power allotted to the council instead of the mayor. For more information about each of central PAs municipalities check out this blog post: Cities and Townships and Boroughs-Central PA Municipalities Explained

The rough boundaries of the borough lie between I-76 on the north and I-81 on the south Allen Road to the far west and the grounds of the United States Army Garrison Carlisle Barracks to the east. 

Carlisle Borough Favorite Spots

Coffee- Carlisle has several great small coffee shops and cafés. One of the most popular is Denim Coffee. The coffee is brewed locally at the chain's headquarters in Shippensburg. You can't get a fresher cup than at Denim.

Entertainment- Carlisle has a number of fun small entertainment venues one of the most popular for the performing arts is the Carlisle Theater. The theater is located close to the intersection of E. High St. and South Hanover Street in the heart of Carlisle.

Restaurants-there is a great mix of restaurant types in Carlisle both casual eateries and fine dining as well as national chains and beloved local community icons. One of the favorites in the borough is the Grazery. At the Grazery you can find Greek and Mediterranean-style favorites including soups salads and homemade sandwiches.

Parks- there are several great community parks scattered throughout the borough. The borough is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and a peaceful atmosphere some of the most notable parks in the borough include Vally Meadows Park, Dickinson Park, Letort Park, Goodyear Park, and Schaffer Park.

Public Schools in Carlisle Borough

Carlisle has its own public school district that serves the borough and a large section of communities north of the borough and a few areas south of the borough. The Carlisle Area School District serves just under 5,000 students with 10 individual schools. There are 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and one high school. All schools receive average to above-average ratings according to Great Schools is a good website to get up-to-date information on school ratings, test scores, statistics, and personal opinion reviews from third parties. Check out the think for the best current third-party information. 

Schools located within Carlisle Borough in the District include:

Carlisle Area High School- receives a 5 out of 10 rating on and an A- from

Wilson Middle School- receives a 5 out of 10 and a B from niche

Lamberton Middle School- receives a 4 out of 10 and a B from niche

Letort Elementary School- receives a 5 out of 10 and a B- from niche

Mooreland Elementary School- receives a 7 out of 10 and a B+ from niche

Bellaire Elementary School- receives a 6 out of 10 and a B from niche

It is good to note that ratings can change and may have done so from the time this information was written. For the most up-to-date statistics check the links for the websites. For more great third-party information on these schools, you can also check out which gives schools a grade rating that has been included above. 

Real Estate in Carlisle Borough

There are many great quiet neighborhoods all throughout Carlisle borough. Here is a snapshot of what neighborhoods look like in the borough.

Chapel Hill- Located in the southern portion of the borough. It offers single-family homes sized from 1,200 square feet and over 6,000 square feet. Homes were built between the years of 1948 and 1985 making it a very diverse collection of home styles. 

Meeting House- The Meeting House neighborhood is located in the northern portion of the borough. Homes were built between years of 1972 and 2021 giving a good variety of home styles and sizes to the neighborhood. Floorplans range in size from 1473 ft.² to 2484 ft.²

Dickinson Green- Dickinson Green is located in the center of the borough south of the Dickinson Park intermural fields. This neighborhood is highly desirable for its location in the center of the borough right next to community outdoor space and large homes. You can find both single-family and multifamily properties in Dickinson Green. Homes are fairly new as compared to other neighborhoods in the borough. Homes in Dickinson Green were built between the years of 2000 and 2003 and range in size from 2429 ft.² to 3606 ft.².

Finding Your Next Home in the Carlisle Borough

If you are interested in finding a home for sale in Carlisle Borough, take a look at the listings included above. I can help you find a home in Carlisle Borough that meets your personal search criteria. I am a local Central Pennsylvania real estate agent highly knowledgeable in all  Central Pennsylvania Real Estate and can help you find a home you love. Let's get started on your home-buying adventure.

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