Looking for home destinations in PA that are close enough to the city to allow you to stay on top of your workload without sacrificing a little R&R? We can help; here’s our list of favorite places to buy a second home to enjoy when the days grow long – whether it’s summer or just a rough week at the office.
1. State College Township
The perfect combination of the great outdoors and a vibrant college town, State College offers a wide range of year-round outdoor activities. From hunting in nearby state game lands, hiking Mount Nittany or skiing at Tussey Mountain Resort, connect with nature like never before. Looking for a memorable night out? Visit one of the Penn State Museums, catch a Nittany Lions game, or enjoy the energetic downtown scene. With property taxes just 1.31%, that second home won’t eat up your activity funds.
2. New Hope
Beautiful historical architecture, a small town feel, and tons of antique shopping, New Hope is a place that’s captured more than one executive’s heart. The town is located on the Delaware River, a 50-minute drive from Philadelphia and two and a half hours from Baltimore. Homes here haven’t just retained their value, they’ve appreciated 19% since 2002 – making New Hope a savvy real estate investment.
3. The Poconos
These famous mountains are perfect for wilderness adventures, romantic getaways, and family vacations. From camping and skiing to historical sites and waterparks, The Poconos don’t disappoint. This destination is perfect for owning a second home, especially if you’d like to rent it out while you’re in the city. Average per-week rents are between $2,100 to $2,450 for a three-bed, three-and-a-half-bath home.
4. Seven Springs Area
Although Seven Springs is known as a ski resort, there’s also plenty to do when temperatures heat up, including golfing, shooting, biking, and zip lining. With plenty of kids’ camps to leave the little ones, you can enjoy a relaxing massage or fly fishing, guiltfree. Homes for sale near the resort are rare, but Hidden Valley and Champion often have fine real estate available.
The Perfect Getaway
Want a home that’s close to it all, but feels a world away? Something that’s both luxurious and exciting? Then you want Quail Hollow. This 68-acre estate in State College Township is truly one of a kind. From its monumental three-story fireplace, oak log and stone finishes, to its long list of amenities, it’s like having your own mountain resort all to yourself. Enjoy the outdoors in your pristine forest, lounge poolside with the drink of your choice, or head into town to enjoy the Penn State spirit. It can all be yours for a price you name at the luxury no reserve absolute auction on July 28th, 2016. To learn how to claim your seat and get your bidder’s paddle, contact us or call Supreme Auctions today at (866) 929-2243.