Donegal is located in the northwestern portion of Lancaster County, and encompasses the historic towns of Mount Joy and Marietta, as well as some of the surrounding area. Marietta is considered a rivertown located along the Susquehanna River. Almost half of Marietta has been placed on the National Register of Historical Places. Mount Joy is a quaint town that offers a variety of arts and antique shops, as well as bed and breakfasts and shops.
Donegal real estate is known for being an affordable area with a mix of historical properties and new properties. Homes in the area attract many first time home buyers as well as buyers who love the character of historical properties.