Clinton County real estate is a tremendous value, allowing locals and relocating residents to dramatically stretch their housing dollars – making a dream home even more attainable. The median value of a home in Pennsylvania is $174,100. The median home value in Clinton County is $130,900, nearly 25% less than the state average, and dramatically less than values in metro markets.
There is evidence to suggest that a new migration trend is underway, prompting a large number of people to leave major metropolitan areas in favor of smaller, more rural communities. Factors driving this shift include higher property values in metropolitan areas, the accompanying taxes, congestion, and crime – all issues that have been in place for a long time. Today, more people are looking to get away from the crowds and many employers are willing to entertain remote work for their staff. The ability to work from home has made it possible for many to rethink city/suburban life, with people preferring to move to the country.
Purchasing or building a home is one of the largest single investments most people make in their lifetime. Whether living on a property with acreage in the country or enjoying the closeness and convenience of being in town, Clinton County is an ideal place to start a business, raise a family, or retire.
Lock Haven’s historic architecture and vibrant downtown benefits from the youthful influence of Lock Haven University. The city’s Water Street Historic District consists largely of Victorian-style homes built in the 1800s, at the height of the town’s lumber wealth. Communities along the river valley offer small-town charm and enjoy easy access to attractions in Lock Haven and neighboring communities. Sugar, Bald Eagle and Nittany Valleys are rural farming areas. The northern half of the county is perfect for nature lovers, with secluded cabins, great hunting and an abundance of outdoor activities.
Proximity to State College and Williamsport make Clinton County a good choice for people who want to commute and take advantage of the value of our real estate market.
Building or maintaining a home is easier with access to a host of professionals, ready and able to turn your dreams into reality. Whether you are starting a new home from the ground up, or just planning an addition or remodel, the area has what you need. Local contractors are ready to meet your design, construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC needs. Access to hardware supplies, rental equipment, appliances and furnishing is easy at area retailers.
To learn more about making Clinton County your new home, please refer to the Partnership’s membership directory on their website here. There may never be a better time – or place to build or buy your next home.