Lebanon County consistently
ranks below state and national unemployment rates. People of the area have
developed reputations for solid work ethics, strong values and generosity.
Virtues such as volunteerism and community activism are alive and well, and are
evidenced in local facilities such as the YMCA, the community library system and
the community hospital. The area has six excellent public school districts and
several private schools. The Lebanon campus of Harrisburg Area Community College
is located in downtown Lebanon and Lebanon Valley College is located about seven
miles to the west of the city in Annville, Pennsylvania.
There are many opportunities to experience
artistic and cultural events, both locally and regionally. Mount Gretna, a small
village in the southern part of the county, is home to an annual Arts Festival
in August that rivals many festivals nationwide. It is also home to the Gretna
Theatre, an open air facility known for its excellent summer schedule of music
and theatrical events. Neighboring Hershey offers one of the nation's finest
theme parks, beautiful hotels, more golf and one of the most beautiful community
theaters in the country. Hershey attracts many nationally and internationally
renowned touring acts.
Lebanon is a short drive from Harrisburg,
the state capital, and just west of Reading. Reading is known for its many
shopping outlets. Lancaster, to the south, is famous for the Amish farms and has
developed an active tourism trade. Several major interstate highways intersect
the county and provide easy access to many regional markets. The following are
driving distances to surrounding cities.
- Baltimore - 102
- Hershey - 15 miles
- Harrisburg -25
- Lancaster - 25
- New York -150 miles
- Philadelphia - 85
- Reading - 25 miles
- Washington DC - 152
The Lebanon Valley provides
a quiet, clean lifestyle that is attractive to many. People here enjoy a good
quality of life, lots of recreational and cultural opportunities and a pace that
makes it easy to live, work, and become involved in the community.
The Lebanon Valley Chamber of
PA Visitors Network