Hanover, situated in historic southern Pennsylvania, was settled about 1730 by German immigrants.
The battle of Hanover was fought on site and the Battle of Gettysburg was fought 20 miles west of the city.
Hanover is a charming small town with many bed & breakfasts and is one of the great horse breeding areas in the country. Including surrounding townships and communities the population swells to over 50,000.
Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Hanover ranks high in climate, recreation and proximity to nearest large city. Hanover ranks low in population density and man-made hazards risk.
For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:
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