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Top Five Restaurants in York, PA

by The Pilgrim Team



Top Five restaurants in York, PA


Head over to York, Pennsylvania – a town quickly becoming a foodie’s paradise! May it be for a romantic, classy date, a formal business meeting, or just a “quick stop”, the top five restaurants to eat around York, Pennsylvania are sure to satisfy your belly with their authentic, local cuisines.


The First Post

Just a hop, skip, and a jump off of Route 30 in York, you can find The First Post- a classy, divine 4.5-star restaurant. Their goal at The First Post, as defined by Restaurant Manager Aaron T. Cook, "Is to be that special place for everyone. Whether you join them once a year or once a day, they want to be your spot". May it be in between sports practices or a special occasion, The First Post welcomes you with a versatile atmosphere for every occasion.


The Paddock

If you’re looking for a fine dining experience with modest prices, look no further than The Paddock located on Market Street in York. You can enjoy a full-course meal beginning with a scrumptious appetizer, followed by an ample amount of choices of succulent dishes ranging from mouthwatering steaks to scrumptious seafood. Wash down the entrée of your choice with one of their many beers on tap. Be sure to save room for their desserts – they are known for their delicious cream puffs that melt in your mouth!


White Rose Bar & Grill

Located in the heart of York city, White Rose Bar & Grill attracts individuals of all ages with their eloquent, but modern atmosphere. It makes a great place to grab a few brews with the guys after attending a York Revolution game, or a delicious date night with the one you love. White Rose Bar & Grill is more than generous with their serving sizes as you can order 10 jumbo sized wings for just $10! 


Mission BBQ

There is not a more American restaurant in York, Pennsylvania then Mission BBQ. Found along Route 30, The first thing you notice is the large military truck parked outside of their establishment. Upon entering the restaurant, you will notice that Mission BBQ has an array of smoked turkey, ham, brisket, and ribs up for selection. The best part of the experience is trying out the variety of sauces. Sweet, tangy, spicy, you name it, they got it. It’s highly unlikely that you will not leave Mission BBQ unsatisfied. 


Bay City

Located nearby in Hanover, Pennsylvania off of Eisenhower Drive, Bay City is known for their extravagant seafood entrées that will have you returning time, and time again. Not only are their dishes phenomenal, but the establishment is perfect for an intimate quiet evening inside, or an upbeat night outside where you will often find live Entertainment in the warmer months.


You simply cannot go wrong with choosing any one of these five restaurants. Make your way over to York, Pennsylvania where quality restaurants are not in short supply! 

Historic York Walking Tours

by The Pilgrim Team

Next up in Downtown Inc’s Historic Walking Tour series is an exploration of Colonial and Revolutionary era York. Daniel Roe of the York County Heritage Trust will guide participants to no less than:

  • The former residence of a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  • The former residence of a Revolutionary war colonel.
  • The headquarters for two American generals.
  • Buildings visited by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.

Participants will also get a peek at York City as it was through a collection of drawings by Lewis Miller and William Wagner.

The walk begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, and will last about two hours. Participants will be told where to meet after they register.

The fee is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. A goodie bag filled with coupons and gifts from downtown businesses will be given to each participant.

To register, call (717) 849-2331 or e-mail [email protected]. When e-mailing or leaving a voicemail message, include your name, phone number and the number of people in your party. Payment will be collected at check-in before the tour begins.

New Development in Dover Township

by The Pilgrim Team

The PilgrimTeam is offering new Construction Homes for sale in york pa in Dover Township, York County, PA.

Starting at 169,900! Fox Run Creek Estates offers a tranquil setting, outstanding mountain views, and nice level lots.  All Homes for sale in york pa are 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths with 2 car garages.  We have over 14 different floor plans and styles to fit almost anyone’s needs.

This is going to be a really nice Neighborhood close to schools, shopping, and major highways.

For more information contact The PilgrimTeam.

Buying A Home When Relocating

by The Pilgrim Team

If you are planning to relocate to a new city for a  new jobs, educational opportunity or another reason, you may find such a major life change stressful. Purchasing a new home in an unfamiliar area can be difficult and you don't want to make a Tips mistake or buy in the wrong Neighborhood. Below are a few tips to help you make the right decisions.

  • Start your research online by searching for information on the city, coupled with information or housing. Check out the websites of the local Chamber of Commerce, the major newspaper for the city, the local police department's Web site to check crime stats.
  • Locate a real estate agent in the area. Agents can be a wealth of information and can help you with your search. Many agents tend to specialize in neighborhoods and can assist you.
  • Work on a moving budget. Relocating to a new city can be expensive, the further you have to move the more it will cost. Start your research by investigating different moving companies and how they charge for their services. Check out this website, that will help to give you quotes for moving based on different specifications.
  • Because every state is different, find out how what types of disclosures you can expect to receive and which types of inspections are normally performed.
  • Do your research on the local schools. You can find information on student/teacher ratios, programs offered and federal funding provided.

Moving to a new city can be scary, especially when you don't know anyone in the area. It can be however a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and experience new things and new opportunities. Starting early and doing research can help you to feel prepared and make the process more comfortable.

The Street Rods are Coming!

by JoAnn

36th Annual Street Rod Nationals East
June 5-7th 2009
The York Expo Center, hosts Street Rod Nationals East, the largest annual street rod event in the Eastern US. The event brings thousands of street rods into the city for a few days in June. On Friday afternoon the city holds a parade through the center of the city for participating vehicles.
In the evenings you can visit all the local hotels and see the cars displayed, also some of the hotels have outside food vendors and music while all their guest show off there cars relaxing for the next day at the York Expo Center. It could be a great way to experience the car show without the expensive and heat at the fairgrounds. So if your driving through york June 5-7 and wonder why people have lawn chairs all along Rt. 30 you can be sure the Street Rods are in town.

Celebrate the Season at Farmers Markets

by JoAnn Peters

Looking for something to do on a early morning summer weekend?
One of the best things about weekends is shopping the numerous farmers' markets in York County! Some are indoors some are outdoors and there stocked with lots of yummy, seasonal goodness.
Below is a list of markets you can go to for inexpensive, fresh local Produce, Meats, and homemade Breads. Catch a bite to eat at various food stands and browse the vender shops! Check them out, eat healthy, it will be worth the trip. Some things you need to know: Go early, bring cash, bring a sturdy bag, and of course bring your family.

Brown's Orchards & Farm Market 8892 Susquehanna Trail South
Loganville, PA 17342. Country Store with homegrown fruit, bakery, fresh deli, gift shop. Also Brown’s Farm Market & Garden Center a second location at Shiloh Nurseries on 3100 North North George St. Emigsville. The store adjacent to the greenhouse has been transformed into a "mini-Brown's" with all of your favorite Brown's fruits, bakery and pantry items.

Central Market 34 West Philadelphia St York, PA 17401 Central Market is an historic downtown farmers market operating continuously since 1888. We offer the full range of fresh produce, meats, deli products, and many specialty items.

Morningstar Marketplace 5209 Lincoln Highway, West Sat 8:00-4 Sun 8-3.This is a wonderful farmer's market, with lots of booths of fresh produce, meats, craft items, Antique gallery and flea market houses 500+ vendors.

Markets at Shrewsbury 12025 Susquehanna Trail
Glen Rock, PA 17327 Off I-83 Between Exits 4 & 8 Thursday, 9AM-5PM Friday, 9AM-7PM Saturday, 8AM-5PM. A large variety of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, salads, gourmet baked goods and home baked goods. On site eating establishments, coffee shop, and winery will quench your appetite and thirst. You will find Amish made furniture, quilts, crafts and unique gifts at the Amish Markets and Our Gift and Specialty Shops.

Market & Penn St. Farmers Market
380 W. Market St.York, PA 17401 in downtown York. Listed on the National Historic Register, it is the oldest continuously operating farmers market in York. The Market is owned and run by the vendors, many of whom are third generation and greater. The Market operates year round and has free offstreet parking every market day. An abundance of fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables are available during the growing season, and fresh locally grown meats and poultry products are offered by local butchers. In addition, there are stands selling prepared foods freshly made with ingredients purchased from other market vendors.

New Eastern Market Co., Inc. 201 Memory Lane York, PA 17402
Open only Fridays. New Eastern Market has farm-fresh produce, baked goods and local meats and cheeses in the Pennsylvania German tradition.

The Pilgrim Team Moving Truck

by Professional Realty Associates

Pilgrim Team Moving Truck

 Have you seen this truck around town? When you see it do you think to yourself, “How can I use The Pilgrim Team truck?” Buy or sell a home with The Pilgrim Team and use our moving truck for FREE. It's another service you'll find only at the The Pilgrim Team.
We want you to keep in mind that this truck is available for use by our clients, community organizations, non-profit organizations, and charity groups.
There are a few things that you must keep in mind when reserving and using this truck:
  • Reservations for the use of The Pilgrim Team truck are required, and filled on a “First come, First serve basis”. So Reserve Early!
  • Proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license must be provided prior to use. If there will be more than one driver, license and insurance must be provided to us for each individual. Drivers insurance should cover any vehicle damage during use. Driver will be liable for any deductible.
  • Please return the truck in clean condition and with a full tank of gas. The truck uses regular unleaded fuel.
  • You may use this truck FREE for 24 hours to move.
  • If using the Truck over the weekend, you must pick up the key by 5pm Friday.
Please contact us for further questions.

Use Our Moving Truck for FREE!

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Any Pilgrim Team Real Estate client or VIP can use our moving truck by calling our office in advance and making a reservation. Non-profit charitable organizations may also use our truck for their events as well. Please call for further details, some restrictions may apply.  

Other Services Provided By The Pilgrim Team . . .

• A professional group of vendors at your service to use during various stages  of the buying process (i.e., lenders, inspectors, title companies, cleaners, etc.)
• Full representation throughout the buying or selling process
• A highly trained TEAM behind you from start to finish


A Growing Community On The Move

by exerpts written by York County Relocation Link

     For the past 18 months, the dwindling housing market has been a constant on the evening news.  Everyday there are more negative reports about housing prices, fuel prices, the housing market...on the surface, the news is grim.  Although there have been recent negative impacts on our economy, an increasing number of people are striking while the iron is hot and taking advantage of the housing market to buy the home of their dreams.  The truth is that now is a really great time to buy a home.  It is an even better time to buy a home in York County, Pa.

     The smart home buyers are making their way to York County every day.  They are coming from the North to get away from the high cost of living.  They are coming from the South to escape a crashing housing market.  They are coming here to retire, affordably, and spend their Golden years the way they dreamed.  People are coming to York County from all over the country, and it is not hard to understand why they continue to move to this community.  Despite the real estate slump and sinking home sales in the rest of the country, York County continues to attract new home buyers while still retaining its current residents.

     York County, Pa has a perfect location-- a close proximity to several metropolitan areas such as Baltimore, Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Washington, DC.  Workers in these areas are looking to York for an improvement to their quality of life while eliminating and alleviating the many inflated expenses that come with the city living.  Even as gas prices increase, the cost of living index is much lower in York County, commuters find themselves saving money.  In addition, York County has several mass transit options to make the lives if commuters easier and more affordable.

     Housing in York County is in more demand than in most areas of the country.  The median sale price of Homes for sale in york pa in York increased last year by 3%; while nationally the housing market slumped by 13%.  At the same time York County only saw a 10% decease in the number of homes sold as compared to 13% nationally.  Homes spend an average of only 61 days on the market in York County.  What does this mean to someone moving into the area?  In an otherwise risky market, a home in York County is a good Real Estate Investment.  For prospective buyers, there is less risk in buying into a more stable area.  York has maintained better control over the housing boom.  The end result is that you get more for your money in York and you can still expect a return on your investment.

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York City Revitalization

by York County Relocation Link

     York City is a city on the move-and it is no surprise as to why so many people are moving to this revolutionary city.  People have been coming to York City since the first settlers came from Philadelphia in 1741.  In recent years, the York County Economic Development Corporation and the Office of the Mayor have been working to make the city more appealing to both private and commercial residents than ever before.

     Over $100 million is being spent on new development in York City. Just next to the York Revolution's Ball Park, Sovereign Bank Stadium, is the current redevelopment of the York Auto Parks Building.  The previously unused space will be an eco freindly, green building home to 35 high-end residential rental units.  From lofts to townhouses, these units will be some of the best rental units that York City has to offer.  More rental units are in the works for the near future.

     For residents who are ready to buy and still want that city-living lifestyle, there are over 120 new townhouses in downtown York just a block from the Strand Capitol Theater.  These higher-end townhouses are in the middle of it all, walking distance from many evening Entertainment options and and even several places of business.  Included in all of this new Construction is resereved green space.  The Codorus Boat Basin has been restored to be a beautiful natural theater and garden space and there are several enviromental remediation projects planned throughout 2008.

     In addition to the new Homes for sale in york pa and rental units in York City, there will be new jobs as well.  The Susquehanna Commerce Center in the Northwest Triangle(NWT)  will provide over 700 new full time jobs.  NWT is a planned community- an entirely new mixed-use Neighborhood that will become the ultimate live-work-play community.

     This all adds up to the largest economic  effort in recent history.  New Homes for sale in york pa, new rental units, revitalized park space and a growing economy combine with a lower cost of living make York City a desirable place to live, work and play.


by Professional Realty Associates

If you are reading this and you live or are relocating to my beautiful part of the country, (York, Dallastown, Shrewsbury, Stewartstown, Red Lion, West York, Dover, Manchester, Spring Grove, Hanover, Mount Wolf), I look forward to your call so I can assist you with your Real Estate and Financial needs.  Professional Realty Associates,Pilgrim Team is your one stop shop to your future real estate purchase. 

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