The Ultimate Mover’s Guide To Annville in Lebanon County, PA

Moving to Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, for work or school? Our town of Annville is located in between Palmyra and Lebanon, perfectly poised as a relaxing community with easy access to city commodities. Whether you are taking on a large or small move to the area, Music’s U-Drop U-Lock Storage can help! We provide all the necessary space and resources to support your different storage projects.

Learn more about living and enjoying our home of Annville here in our guide to the area!

Lebanon Valley College

Lebanon Valley College by Mackinacbreezer lic CC BY-SA 4.0

Living in Annville, PA

Population: 4,942

Median Home Value: $155,400

Median Rent: $935

Annville, Pennsylvania, is located right outside Lebanon, about 20 minutes from Hershey. It is great for families, young professionals, and retirees alike—with affordable cost of living and close proximity to all of Central PA’s prominent cities. Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York are all within an hour. Enjoy the peaceful small-town life with access to anything you could need just a short drive away.

Our town is the perfect place to settle down with your family, as the area boasts an excellent school district. Annville-Cleona School District serves the communities of Annville and Cleona in Lebanon County with Annville Elementary, Cleona Elementary, and Annville-Cleona Secondary School for middle and high school students. Annville is also home to Lebanon Valley College, a local private higher education institution. It has a student body of approximately 2,000 students and offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs. 

Support Local

With small towns also comes one-of-a-kind shops and attractions. Annville has numerous shops and businesses in town that are locally owned and bring their own eclectic vibes to downtown. See all Annville has to offer!

  • The Allen Theatre: A cherished local cinema that often features independent and mainstream films on its singular screen. The theater has a nostalgic atmosphere, and they also have a coffeehouse called “The Backstage Cafe” right next door.
  • Annville Natural Food Market: A gem for health-conscious individuals, this market offers organic and local produce, health foods, supplements, and more.
  • Risser-Marvel Farm Market: Just a short drive from Annville, this farm market offers fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, and seasonal offerings.
  • Stewart’s Gift Peddler: A unique shopping experience, it offers a range of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, and gifts.
  • Game Trader’s Club: Here you can buy, sell, or trade games, game systems, dvds, and other electronics.
  • 1st Floor Attic: Find one-of-a-kind antiques, sports memorabilia, record albums, and so much more at 1st Floor Attic. 
Old Annville Days

Old Annville Days courtesy of Friends of Old Annville

Events in the Community

Old Annville Days is an annual event that showcases local businesses and days of ole. The day-long street fair is fun that the whole family can look forward to! Friends of Old Annville is the organizer of many local events such as this one. With a mission to preserve the town’s historic buildings as well as the town’s history, Friends of Old Annville is constantly working to maintain the area’s charm. Come experience it for yourself!

Holidays are big community events around here. For Memorial Day, you can join the American Legion for a service at Mt. Annville Cemetery to commemorate local heroes. Around Halloween, children 4-12 can participate in the Quittie Park Pumpkin Walk, in which they follow a pumpkin-lit path for different games and activities. Not to mention, Lebanon County has numerous farms for the family to enjoy pumpkin patches, hayrides, and haunted houses to their hearts’ desires. At Christmas time, bundle up for the December tree lighting and explore the local businesses while you are downtown. We have fun for every season!

Do you have connections to Lebanon Valley College? Homecoming is an exciting time in the fall when the town gets lively with students, alumni, and residents. Keep an eye out for local Annville events by checking the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce or Visit Lebanon Valley websites.

Outdoor Recreation

Quittie Creek Nature Park offers a serene space for a walk or bike ride. The 36-acre park contains quiet woodland along Quittapahilla Creek—perfect for getting outside after a long workday. And it’s not just the fair weather months that you can take advantage of this space; you can have fun here all year long. Even when there is snow on the ground, feel free to pack your snowshoes! However, the park isn’t just about nature. It’s a portal into Annville’s rich past. Hikers can come across five lime kilns, remnants from the time limestone was mined and transformed into lime for fertilizers and cement. Nearby, a brass marker signifies the site of a water-powered mill that processed this lime. Vestiges of a bygone era include an old weir dam, which once directed water flow through a water wheel pump house, showcasing the region’s intricate relationship with water and industry. You have to see it for yourself!

Another nearby adventure is Union Canal Tunnel Park in Lebanon. Home to the oldest existing transportation tunnel in the United States, the park offers visitors a journey back in time to the era of the Union Canal. What once was part of the Union Canal, linking Harrisburg and Reading, is now 5/8 of a mile of what remains of the original canal. Spanning 109 acres, this historical gem not only provides a look into the 19th-century canal system but also offers scenic beauty and recreational opportunities. Guests can stroll along the towpaths, observe wildlife around the canal, and enjoy picnics in the park’s designated areas. This is a neat site to check out, especially during Union Canal Days! 

Visit Nearby Hershey

A stone’s throw away from Annville lies the sweetest place on earth, Hershey. More than just a brand of chocolate, Hershey represents an iconic American story of innovation, and its town is a testament to that legacy. It’s no wonder that even locals frequently visit this chocolaty haven for summertime fun, concerts, and excellent shopping. The major attraction is undoubtedly Hersheypark, a delightful amusement park offering a range of rides, from thrilling roller coasters to gentle carousels, all infused with the theme of chocolate, of course. Beyond the park, the Hershey Story Museum provides an immersive journey into the life and times of Milton S. Hershey, the founding, and the creation of his chocolate empire. Add to this the aromatic Hershey’s Chocolate World, where you can partake in a chocolate-making tour and stock up on all your favorite goodies.

A trip to the Hershey Gardens with its beautiful blooms would make for the perfect afternoon. The gardens were originally conceived as a gift to the community and a tribute to the town’s legacy. Over the years, it has blossomed into a spectacular assortment of themed gardens, including the magnificent rose garden showcasing more than 3,500 rose bushes. You must see the Butterfly Atrium, a year-round tropical environment that allows you to witness hundreds of butterflies from around the world.

For residents of nearby towns like Annville, Hershey offers a sweet escape that’s both familiar and endlessly enchanting.

Move to the Area with Music’s U-Drop U-Lock Storage

Settling into a new space in or around Annville? Music’s U-Drop U-Lock Storage near Cleona is ready to help you store. We offer a wide selection of self storage options, so you can find the perfect solution to fit your budget. Our outdoor parking spaces are great for RV storage, boat parking, and vehicle storage. Also outside, the drive-up storage units make it easy to pull the moving truck or car up to the unit and unload. We can simplify your packing during your move. Our storage facility off Route 422 is surrounded by a secure gate and fence, so you can rest easy knowing that your items are safe with us.

Choose from a variety of storage unit sizes to find the right fit for your project. If you are unsure what size you need, our storage experts can give you a recommendation, or you can check out our online storage calculator. Enter the items you are looking to store, and the tool will suggest one of our storage units that can take control of your load. Get started with Music’s U-Drop U-Lock today!

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About the Author: Katie Mest is a Content Marketing Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and snuggling in with a crochet project and her cat, Billie.