$179,900551 Howard Ave

Sale Pending

551 Howard Ave, Lancaster, PA, 17602


3 Bedrooms
2 Full Baths
1,246 SqFt
Schools Nearby


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Property Highlights

Home TypeTownhouse
ParkingOn Street
Year Built1900
HeatingForced Air
MLS #PALA2029378
Lot Size0.03 Acres
StatusSale Pending

About 551 Howard Ave

This townhouse is located in the city of Lancaster, a historic city in southeastern Pennsylvania known for its charming downtown, cultural attractions, and proximity to scenic countryside. The townhouse itself is a modern, three-story unit with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. This is a modern townhouse with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The primary bedroom has an en suite bathroom. The other two bedrooms share a full bathroom with a tub, shower, and vanity. Laundry is located on the second floor. The townhouse is equipped with a new high-efficiency furnace and central air conditioning unit, ensuring that the indoor temperature is comfortable and energy-efficient throughout the year. The townhouse also has a small outdoor area that can be used for relaxation or gardening. Overall, this townhouse is a great option for anyone looking for a modern and comfortable living space in the heart of Lancaster city.

Property Details

Property Features

Property Information:

  • Architectural Style: Traditional
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Living Area: 1,246 SqFt

Listing Office:

  • Office Name: Coldwell Banker Realty
  • Office Phone: (717) 757-2717
  • Listing Agent: Deares Rideout

Interior Features

Interior Information:

  • Appliances: Oven, Electric Range
  • Basement: Yes
  • Flooring Type: Carpet, Vinyl

Bedroom and Bathroom Information:

  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Total Bedroom Count: 3

Exterior Features

Exterior Information:

  • View: City
  • Exterior: Play Area

Parking Information:

  • Parking: On Street

Lot Features

Lot Information:

  • Lot: Level, Back Yard
  • Lot Size: 0.03 Acres


Utilities Information:

  • Heating: Forced Air
  • Cooling: None

School Info

Assigned Schools Information:

  • J. P. McCaskey High School Campus, Public District Grades EE-12
  • Reynolds Middle School, Public District Grades 6-8
  • Fulton Elementary School, Public District Grades EE-5


Directions Information:

  • Directions: Straight down Howard Ave, or use GPS


  • Lancaster City

Price Details

Listing Price Info

Price Summary:

  • List Price: $179,900
  • Price Per SqFt: $144/SqFt

Tax Information:

  • Annual Amount: $1,468
  • Tax Year: 2021
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Med. Sold Price


Med. Price/SqFt


Avg. Days On Market


# of Sold Homes


551 Howard Ave vs Lancaster


+59 Days


-$39.9K Less


-$10 Less


This property is $39.9K less than the Median Sold Price and $10/SqFt less than other homes in Lancaster, PA.

Based on homes sold in the last 12 months

MLS Details

MLS Information:

  • MLS Name: BRIGHT
  • MLS Number: #PALA2029378

Listing Office:

  • Office Name: Coldwell Banker Realty
  • Office Phone: (717) 757-2717
  • Listing Agent: Deares Rideout

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Property Sales & Tax

Listing History

Apr 18, 2019Home Sold
Jul 01, 2011Home Sold
Oct 15, 2001Home Sold

Tax History


History based on county public records data.


Schools Nearby

The school rating is a score out of 10, where 10 is the highest and 1 is the lowest. Assigned schools have a bold outline.

Elementary School

  • Fulton Elementary School

  • 225 W Orange St

  • Distance between this listing and this school
    0.54 miles

  • Public District Grades EE-5

Middle School

  • Reynolds Middle School

  • 605 W Walnut St

  • Distance between this listing and this school
    0.97 miles

  • Public District Grades 6-8

High School

  • J. P. McCaskey High School Campus

  • 445 N Reservoir St

  • Distance between this listing and this school
    1.31 miles

  • Public District Grades EE-12


What Are The Neighbors Like?

The neighbors living near this home have an average income of $34,265. Residents of Lancaster, PA typically earn less than $35k each year. The most common type of family is single, no kids. Most residents in this area have high school diploma education.

All data provided by Home Junction and Claritas

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Living In Lancaster, PA

Types of housing in Lancaster, PA.

In Lancaster, roughly 45% of dwellings are single detached homes, and the remaining houses are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. The median year of construction for properties in this city is 1975. This city is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes. About two thirds of the dwellings in the city are occupied by homeowners and one third are rented.

What is it like to live in Lancaster, PA?

Lancaster offers a wide selection of green spaces to enjoy, despite its sometimes busy atmosphere. Public green spaces, such as Buchanan Park and Long's Park, are very well-situated and there are around 20 of them close by for residents to check out, which makes it easy to access them from the majority of locations within the city. Lastly, a good portion of Lancaster is quite quiet, although that is not the case closer to one of the railway lines.

Is it easy to get around Lancaster, PA without a car?

It is usually feasible for home buyers in this city to buy general and specialty groceries on foot. In addition, a restaurant is generally just around the corner, and a small selection of coffee shops is available as well. It is also easy to reach a variety of clothing stores on foot. In terms of education, locals will appreciate that wherever their home is located in Lancaster, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. Residents have the choice between public and private elementary schools.

Transportation in Lancaster, PA.

Traveling on foot is practical for home buyers in Lancaster; meeting day-to-day needs is very convenient, and plenty of businesses are quite close by. Driving is also a fairly good transportation option in Lancaster. It is convenient to park.

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Frequently Asked Questions About 551 Howard Ave

What is the listing price of this property?

The listing price of 551 Howard Ave property is $179,900.

What type of property is this?

The property 551 Howard Ave is a townhouse located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602.

Is this property for sale now?

Sale Pending: 551 Howard Ave is Sale Pending (Pending), which means that the seller has accepted an offer but the sale is not finalized.

What are the assigned schools for this property?

The assigned schools for 551 Howard Ave are:
Fulton Elementary School: GreatSchools Rating 4/10
Reynolds Middle School: GreatSchools Rating 5/10
J. P. McCaskey High School Campus: GreatSchools Rating 2/10

What is the annual property tax for this property?

According to the records, the last property tax for 2021 is $1,468 (source: MLS/based on county public records data).

When was this property sold last time and for how much?

The last sale was on April 18, 2019 for $121,000. (source: MLS/tax record).

How many bedrooms and bathrooms does this property have?

The property at 551 Howard Ave has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

What is the square footage of this property?

The property 551 Howard Ave is 1,246 SqFt (source: MLS/tax record).

Which year was this property built?

The year of construction for 551 Howard Ave is 1900.
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Rocket HomesPennsylvaniaLancaster CountyLancaster17602551 Howard Ave

This home is located at 551 Howard Ave in Lancaster, PA and zip code 17602. This 1,246 square foot home, which was built in 1900, sits on a 0.03 acre lot. Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. It has been listed on Rocket Homes since January 04, 2023 and is currently priced at $179,900.

In February 2023, from all listings sold in Lancaster, PA there were more than 26 sold above asking price, over 22 sold below and more than 22 were sold right at the asked price. Between January 2023 and February 2023, Lancaster, PA real estate market has seen increase in the number of listings by 17.8%. While the average time on the market in February 2023 was 22 days, the median list price was $219,825.

From Rocket Homes Real Estate and based on county public records data.

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