Hempfield in West Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania, is a very small, unincorporated community that lies a few miles west of Lancaster. The zip code is 17512. The West Hempfield Township has retained its name since 1818. The area had rich soil that provided the region with a vibrant agricultural district. Iron ore was also mined in open pits, and even today some lakes and water supplies come from abandoned mines that filled with water from rainwater and natural springs.
Homebuyers will find many natural areas to enjoy in Hempfield and West Hempfield Township. The many developments and neighborhood parks and recreational areas are easily accessed by Hempfield residents. For example, the Fairview Park offers forty acres that are both open area and wooded areas. The site has landscaped trees, and also provides pavilions and athletic fields. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the two baseball fields, the soccer field, volleyball court, basketball court, and street hockey rink. There are small hiking trails, and the kids will enjoy the playground activity area. The Lake Grubb Nature Park is located at the site of a former iron ore mine. The pit filled with water and created lake Grubb. On approximately fifty-four acres, here you will find a hiking trail around the lake and many wooded areas. There are also areas that have been specifically developed for fishing. This park also has pavilions, picnic areas, and a playground. This beautiful area boasts many additional parks, some of which include Falcon Ridge Park, Silver Spring Park, Bridge Valley Park, and Murry Ridge Park. The Hempfield Community Recreation Center offers those who are fitness conscious swimming lessons, tennis, basketball, Tai Chi, and pickleball. The center also offers ballet. Homebuyers will discover that the center is one of the most popular tennis, aquatic and fitness centers for families and senior citizens alike.
Because it is part of a larger community, Hempfield real estate affords homebuyers many options in established neighborhoods that include traditional two-story homes, ranch-style homes, and cottages in well-landscaped areas. Listing prices for Hempfield properties fall in a broad range and adding to the allure of the community, students are served by the Hempfield School District. If you would like additional information regarding homes for sale in Hempfield, West Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania, please allow us to assist you. Call us today.
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