New Homes for Sale in Dauphin County, PennsylvaniaIf you are looking for affordable, energy-efficient new homes for sale near Harrisburg or Hershey, consider our Berks Homes communities in Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Middletown, founded in 1755, is Dauphin County’s oldest community. The rich agricultural area along the Susquehanna River borders Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and the town itself has everything from log cabins to Victorian mansions.

When you buy a new home in Berks Homes’ community of Colonel Burd Estates in Middletown, you’ll be surrounded by history and a variety of activities and attractions throughout the region. Choose one of our flexible floor plans, such as the Abbey, which starts at 1,663 square feet and features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, or the Savannah, which starts at a spacious 2,815 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

Who is Colonel Burd, you ask? James Burd was a Scotsman who came to America in 1747. He joined the Pennsylvania provincial military in 1756 at the outset of the French & Indian War and played an important role in fortifying the Pennsylvania frontier. Fort Augusta and the Provincial Road between the fort and Tulpehocken were completed under his command, as was Fort Ligonier in Ligonier, PA.

In 1766, Burd bought 500 acres of land in Middletown along the Susquehanna River which, at that time, would have included our community of Colonel Burd Estates! Colonel Burd built a stone home nearby in what is now Highspire and named it “Tinian,” where he lived until his death in 1793.

Near the Borough of Hummelstown, Dauphin County which still evokes the small-town charm of its 19th century origins, lies the new home community of Graystone Farms. Interesting adventures await you at Indian Echo Caverns and Cassel Vineyards of Hershey. Take the family out for some fun on the local 22 hole mini golf course or take a short drive to Hersheypark. A lovely community in charming and fun surroundings makes Graystone Farms a wonderful choice for your family.

Moving Without Stress

Moving can be crazy. Now that you’ve become part of Pennsylvania’s history by purchasing a new home at Colonel Burd Estates in Middletown, you’ll have to box up your life and move it to your new dream home.

Fortunately, we have some tips on how to manage the stress before, during and after a move:

  1. Personalize
    Once you’ve signed your Agreement of Sale and made a deposit on your new home, the fun will begin! Make an appointment at the Berks Homes Selection Gallery and choose all of the products and finishes for your new home, such as countertops, cabinets, flooring, appliances and more.
  1. Minimize
    Now is the time to purge all of the clutter you’ve been accumulating. Sell it, donate it, or toss it out. If you have a yard sale and are left with items that didn’t sell, you’ll get a tax deduction if you donate them to your local thrift store.
  1. Gather boxes and paper
    If you’re willing to splurge, buy boxes from shipping and packing stores or your local home-improvement store. They will be a standard size and easier to stack and load. Save by buying them in bulk. And you’ll need a good supply of packing paper to protect your fragile items.
  1. Plan
    The easiest way to pack your things (and find them after the move) is to move methodically from room to room. Label each box based on the room it came from. When you unload boxes at your new home, you’ll know exactly where they should go.
  1. Allow enough time
    Send the kids off to their grandmother for a few hours; it’s impossible to pack with them underfoot. Create deadlines for yourself. Promise yourself that you’ll pack up one room each day, or that you’ll unpack for 2 hours every night after you’ve moved into your new home.
  1. Consider hiring a mover
    If you’re moving a long distance or have a lot of stuff, professional movers have the equipment and experience to move you quickly without damaging your property. If you have limited time, they’ll even pack it all for you.

Since 1979, Berks Homes has built more than 100 homes annually that appeal to first-time, move-up, and active adult buyers. We offer over 40 models of premium-quality, energy-efficient single-family, duplex and townhome designs in the most desirable areas. Choose one of our floor plans as is, customize it, or bring your own plan. 

When you’re ready to see the homes we have for sale in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, or our other communities in Centre, Mifflin, Berks, Lancaster, Chester and Lebanon counties, or Kent County in Delaware, give us a call at (877) 856-6267. We would love to help you find the new home of your dreams.