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A beautiful place to live and play, Carlisle Borough covers 5.5 square miles in the center of the Cumberland Valley in south-central Pennsylvania. It’s rich in history, with fascinating architecture, charming tree lined streets and 18 gorgeous public parks.

Families, young couples, retirees, college students, business professionals (pretty much anyone), will find the perfect home here as well as a plethora of activities to enjoy in their spare time. With growing neighborhoods and the revitalization of ones like Old Mooreland, where new houses are being built next to immaculately renovated structures, Carlisle offers a cozy place to call home.

Discover DowntownFor those outdoor enthusiasts; walking, hiking and biking abounds. If you’re into cycling, look for the Carlisle Borough Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Network. This 13.8 mile on-road bike route travels throughout Carlisle Borough. The route is marked with green bike route signs and shallow road markings placed on certain streets in the borough. The route is designed to connect with off-road trails within Carlisle Borough’s park and trail system. The loop trail has an easy slope and the surface consists of paved road and crushed stone trails.

Taking a stroll down the quaint streets is a fun pastime, but you may also want to check out the many walking paths such as one of the local favorites: Dickinson Park and Cross Country Trail. The 18-acre park is located off Route 11 on the west end of the Borough of Carlisle. The park is owned and maintained by Dickinson College but Carlisle Borough has use of certain facilities within the park. Downtown CarlisleThe features of the park include soccer fields, a softball field and a football field. This facility does provide an exclusive use to Dickinson College students during certain times of the year.

As a visitor, a lifelong resident or someone who is relocating to Carlisle, we urge you to take a moment to enjoy this lovely town, relishing in its history while taking advantage of the unique businesses, delicious food and bounty of year-round fun.


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