Williamsport is located in the heart of Central Pennsylvania in Lycoming County along the west branch of the Susquehanna River. It is overlooked by the Bald Eagle Mountains, part of the Allegheney Mountain ridge, and is an area rich in business and leisure opportunities.
Williamsport’s positive business climate has received national accolades. In February 2014, Williamsport received the distinction as sixth in the Top Ten Best Performing Cities in the US by the Milken Institute due to its strong job and wage growth.
Williamsport is best known as the home of Little League and welcomes visitors from around the world to the area annually during the Little League World Series in July and August. For residents and visitors alike, Williamsport and Lycoming County’s outdoor recreation is also a major attraction. The city has received recognition by Outdoor Life magazine as first in the state and 184th in the nation in their Top 200 Towns for Outdoorsmen. From hiking or biking on the internationally recognized Pine Creek Rail Trail to fly-fishing, canoeing or kayaking on the Susquehanna River, from camping and hunting to boating and golf, Williamsport has a lot to offer.
The area also features many cultural and sporting events, museums and historical sites, as well as an active nightlife and lots of shopping, according to Lycoming County’s Visitor’s Bureau. National Geographic’s Traveler magazine recognized these traits in their feature article recognizing, “Williamsport as a haven for art and music.”
The cost of living in Williamsport is reasonable and less than the average across Pennsylvania. School districts around Williamsport include Williamsport Area School District, Loyalsock Area School District Montoursville Area School District, and South Williamsport Area School District.