About Williamsport

Williamsport, incorporated on January 15, 1866, is the county seat of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Also known as ‘Billtown’ it became the 7th fastest growing metropolitan area in the country in 2010 (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis).

  • Known as the Lumber Capital of the World during the 1800s, it once boasted more millionaires per-capita than anywhere else in the world. Today it is the largest city in Lycoming County and North Central Pennsylvania.
  • It was the birthplace, in 1939, of Little League Baseball and plays host every year to the Little League World Series.
  • The only city located in the Pennsylvania Wilds – more than two millions of acres of public, unspoiled forests and mountains — ideal for fishing, hiking, kayaking and outdoor activities.
  • Host to a burgeoning arts community which includes the Pajama Factory, the majestic 2000 seat Community Arts Center and many other venues. On the First Friday of every month, businesses keep their doors open late to host local artists, musical performances, and art events of all kinds.
  • Also features an historic downtown area (which is undergoing resurgence), ‘Millionaires Row’ with its mile of majestic Victorian mansions, two local colleges and the Crosscutters, a Minor League baseball team.
  • The Pajama Factory – located about a mile from downtown and a stone’s throw from Penn College – is in an Enterprise Zone that provides tax credits to businesses and non-profit/community groups. The town also offers 3% loan programs to move a business (and jobs) to the city.

“The cost of living is low. There is no traffic. The great outdoors is right outside. Schools are good. There is a real sense of community. An individual can really make a difference in Williamsport. And the pace of life is slow enough that these benefits can actually be enjoyed!”

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