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York, PA named among HGTV’s 30 Most Charming Small-Town Downtowns in America

March 08, 2022
Downtown York students

HGTV, home to shows like My Lottery Dream Home, Property Brothers, and Love It or List It, has named York among “The 30 Most Charming Small-Town Downtowns in America.” The channel, which is owned by Discovery, Inc., broadcasts reality programming related to home improvement and real estate. 

York, Pennsylvania, is among good company on the list, which includes “vibrant towns where charm and style welcome you in and implore you to take a stroll to find out more about what makes each one tick.” Other towns featured include Greenville, South Carolina; Bar Harbor, Maine; St. Michaels, Maryland; Carmel-by-the-Sea, California; Lake Placid, New York; and Park City, Utah.

In describing York, HGTV says it “is well known for on-location factory tours. You can see violins as they are carved and crafted at Bluett Bros. Violins, then make bath fizzies at Sunrise Soap Company. You can even take a tour of the Harley-Davidson Factory. It's no surprise then to see an annual Made in America event each June that allows visitors a behind-the-scenes peek at how our favorite products are made. The York Central Market is a morning must for a cuppa coffee and Amish pastries. Just minutes from downtown, kids will love visiting with cows and baby calves at Perrydell Farm and Dairy, too.”

"It’s great to have the City of York recognized in this way,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management Brian Hazlett. “As York College of Pennsylvania’s hometown, our location is one of the many benefits we’re able to offer students who come here to earn their degree. The College’s ties to the City provide great opportunities for internships and countless ways to gain real-world experience.”