Mount Gretna is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 196 people and just one neighborhood, Mount Gretna is the 1021st largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Mount Gretna was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Mount Gretna is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 93.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mount Gretna is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Gretna who work in healthcare (20.78%), management occupations (12.99%) and sales jobs (12.99%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Mount Gretna is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the borough’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
In addition, Mount Gretna is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Mount Gretna is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mount Gretna really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mount Gretna perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.