Moving to Red Lion, PA

Red Lion is a borough in southeastern Pennsylvania, about nine miles away from York. Its population is 6,373 according to the latest census. Red Lion was once a major producer of cigars, at one point making 10 percent of cigars created in the United States. Want to find local movers in Red Lion? View the list of Atlas® Red Lion movers.

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Red Lion History

The earliest complete history of Red Lion revolves around the Red Lion Tavern, for which the borough was named. James and Sarah Crosby moved to the area in 1785 and built a tavern that was called the Plantation Inn. When James Crosby died in 1802, he instructed his wife to sell his land and holdings, and within two years, Sarah Crosby purchased a new tavern that was named the Red Lion Tavern by her daughter and son-in-law. The Red Lion Tavern became a popular stop for wagoners on their way to Baltimore. A meeting was held in 1879 to determine whether Red Lion should be incorporated, and the citizens voted in favor of incorporation in 1880.

Red Lion Weather

The weather in Red Lion is unremarkable, closely mirroring the United States average. There are approximately 202 sunny days per year, and a few more inches of rain than average, at about 44 inches per year. The typical high temperature in July is 83 degrees, and the low temperature in January is around 21 degrees.

Red Lion Transportation

The primary mode of transportation in Red Lion is by car, and the average one-way commute takes about 25 minutes. Bus transportation between Red Lion and York is provided by rabbittransit. The Harrisburg International Airport, which provides daily nonstop flights to 13 cities, is about 38 miles north in Middletown.

Cost of Living in Red Lion

The cost of living in Red Lion is, overall, considerably lower than the United States average. While residents pay slightly more for groceries and utilities, they pay less for healthcare and transportation, and an impressive 42 percent less for housing. Are you thinking about relocating to Red Lion? To see how far your current salary will get you, use the resources below.

Red Lion Hospitals

The WellSpan Windsor Health Center offers basic services like family and pediatric medicine, imaging, and lab services. The nearest general hospital is the UPMC Pinnacle Memorial Hospital in York, a comprehensive facility that offers a birth center, 24-hour emergency care, surgical care, and a number of other inpatient and outpatient services.

Red Lion Schools

The borough is served by the Red Lion Area School District, consisting of seven elementary schools, one junior high school, and one senior high school. The York campus of Penn State is only eight miles away in Spring Garden Township. Established in 1939, Penn State York enrolls around 1,500 students.

Red Lion Real Estate

Red Lion has a vacancy rate of 5.52 percent. The median home cost is only $108,200, a remarkable $77,600 below the United States average. Similarly, average rent for a two bedroom apartment is highly affordable at only $893 per month.

Red Lion Hotels

Local lodging in the Red Lion area evokes Pennsylvania’s early history. The Red Lion Bed & Breakfast offers cozy rooms decorated with antique furniture in a 1900s brick home and not only provides a free breakfast but includes an elaborate murder mystery on key dates throughout the year for an extra $49.50 per person. The Lady Linden Bed and Breakfast in nearby York is set in a restored Queen Anne Victorian home and features an elaborate four-course breakfast.

Red Lion Restaurants

The eateries in Red Lion are well-established and well-loved by patrons. The Red Brick Bakery & Tea Room is “Tucked Away on Main Street,” according to their slogan. The cozy, delicious-smelling tea room is the perfect place to enjoy a jumbo muffin and a cup of black tea for breakfast. Golden Crust Pizza started out as a little family-owned pizza shop in 1984 and continued to grow in both size and popularity over the years. It now offers over 300 craft beers, has a taproom with a rotating craft beer selection, and makes some of the biggest and best pizzas in town.

Things to Do in Red Lion

Red Lion is a little-known haven for talented underground and independent musicians. As a result, there are a number of quality music stores frequented by enthusiasts. The Guitar Spot is not only a great place to make a purchase, but also to take guitar lessons, view and appreciate valuable vintage guitars, and make conversation with experts in their “No Ego Zone” without pressure to buy. Relaxing Note combines therapeutic sounds and music with Swedish, deep tissue, and myofascial release massage to take you to your happy place.