I lived in Stewartstown for 14 years. We moved 3 1/2 years ago.
We attended St John the Baptist Church in New Freedom. Nice large church with all of things you would expect like CCD, CWA, Knights and the like. They also have Perpetual Adoration.
A little on the liberal side. Orans position for the Our Father, sometimes Father leaves the altar to greet people.
Lots of EMHCs. But like is said, a large church with lots of people.
My parents still live in York County, and we go back to visit all the time. When we are in town, we attend St John’s. PM me and we will let you know when we are in town, if you like.
There is a newish elementary school in Shrewsbury. I hear it is great. Generally schools in that area are good. There was a Catholic School in Dallastown, I don’t know if it is still there. There is one up in the north part of York, it is part of St Rose of Lima. There are a couple of small private schools in the area. There are two Christian schools close to the PA/MD line. Both in/near Shrewsbury. One is Baptist based. The other is not as much. They had a couple of Catholic teachers and students Our son attended the one that was not. It used to be call CSSYC (Christian School of Southern York County). Now it is something like Shrewsbury Christian Academy. Okay for the younger grades, but they used to use Abeka, which is a problem for Catholics in the older grades. I hear they have changed some of what they use, so it may be better. They have a first grade teacher that is second to none.
The library system is great. Both the one in Shrewsbury and Stewarstown are new. There are inter library loans, so if you want a book from another town, they will bring it to your library.
Taxes seem to be really high. Property taxes are out of this world. They use those to finance the schools. But you do not pay taxes on clothes, shoes, or food. Your car will need an inspection and emissions. But there is no sales tax when you bring a car into PA. There is only one plate, on the back. MD and PA have tax reciprocity. That means that if you live in PA and work in MD, you only pay taxes to PA. It used to be about 6% income tax. There is a local tax too but it is very low, something like 1%.
Stewartstown has a playground/park behind the Presbyterian church. Shrewsbury’s is behind the firehall, I think. There is a big playground/park in York across from the York Galleria Mall.
What else? The Clippin Corner is a great place to have your hair cut, Stewartstown Family Practice has a wonderful doctor, Dr. S., Summer’s has yummy snow cones and Original Pizza is good.
Want to know more? PM me. I could talk or type for hours about York County.