Discover the Best Pennsylvania Communities
It’s not all Philly cheesesteaks and Liberty Bells in Pennsylvania. It’s a great retirement option for those who don’t want to live the typical Florida retirement life. Check out what Pennsylvania retirement communities have to offer below.
Why retire in Pennsylvania?
It’s not the first thing you think of when you hear “retirement”—but it’s becoming a more and more popular option for retirees, especially those coming from neighboring states with higher costs of living. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, an outdoors lover, a city slicker, or a mix of the above, Pennsylvania could be a great retirement option for you.
What are the benefits of living in Pennsylvania?
When you’re in Pennsylvania, you’re close to the big cities of the Northeast, but you can enjoy a slower pace of living than you’d find in D.C. or New York. There are plenty of other benefits of moving to retire in Pennsylvania.
- Beautiful nature out your door: The Appalachian and Pocono mountains dance through the state making it a great place for hiking and seeing the change of the leaves in the fall.
- Great healthcare: With universities like University of Pennsylvania and Penn State, you’ve also got health care you can count on: the Hershey Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian are well-known hospitals in the state.
- Sports lovers unite: If you love baseball, football, basketball, hockey, you name it, you’ve got a team to root for here. Go...Steelers, 76ers, Penguins, and Eagles!
- Seasons changing: If you look forward to the change of the seasons, retiring in Pennsylvania might be for you. You can experience a true summer and winter here.
- Lower taxes: Pennsylvania is a popular choice for those from New York or New Jersey who want to stay nearby but pay lower taxes and a generally lower cost of living. Pennsylvania has the lowest flat income tax rate and does not tax residents’ retirement income. Sales tax is one of the lowest in the country at 6%.
- Proximity to city life: You’ve got Philly and Pittsburgh nearby in your own state, but you’re also a train ride away from Washington, D.C. or New York. Pennsylvania makes it easy for those who love city life and entertainment to enjoy a weekend trip into the city for a play or a walk through the museums.
Ready to head to Pennsylvania?
If you’re liking what you’re reading about Pennsylvania, we’ve got options for you. Browse below to get a taste of the communities available there. When you find one you like, use the information request form to contact a local representative there. You can ask questions, chat with neighbors and understand the area more. If there’s a location in particular that interests you, use the filtering options on the left to narrow down and find the community you’re looking for.
Research and Explore the Best Pennsylvania Retirement Communities
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Home Towne Square in Ephrata, PA
What makes the 55+ community of Home Towne Square in Lancaster County, PA so very unique from other 55+ communities is the design of our “Arts & Crafts-style” new homes, within a classic village-style neighborhood. Welcoming front porches on 1-and 2-story homes filled with character and finished with unique color palettes, a low-maintenance lifestyle, walking and biking trails, landscaped common areas, a community clubhouse, and an active calendar of events coordinated by the homeowners make Home Towne Square 55 plus not only a charming neighborhood, but also a wonderful place to settle in near or at retirement. Plus, residents own their land, which means no monthly land lease payments. Located just west of the town of Ephrata, PA in Lancaster County, and only a few blocks off of Route 322, Home Towne Square is convenient to all that the Pennsylvania Dutch country has to offer, with the added benefit of being in a low cost of living area. Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Jersey are quick and easy trips from Ephrata, PA, while a lively schedule of street fairs, festivals and concerts, dinner theaters, and entertainment gives year-round energy to the local area. Call or visit today to start relaxing and enjoying the life you deserve now in Home Towne Square, a 55 plus community.
Home Towne Square 55 Plus Living
The 55+ community of Stonecroft Village, set in the beautiful Tulpehocken Creek Valley of Berks County, PA, was designed with relaxation, natural beauty, and recreation in mind, to be enjoyed alongside neighbors 55 and over at a similar stage in life.
Mountain views, 23 acres of preserved open space, a community center, walking trails, spacious home sites, and – as the community centerpiece – a large scenic pond with a fountain and gazebo create the feeling of resort living.
The homes, either 1-story, or 2-story with first floor owner’s suites, are designed to support your lifestyle, and can be tailored to suit your needs. New homes prices start in the mid 200’s.
Located in Berks County, a low cost of living area, just across the Lebanon County line, Stonecroft Village is convenient to Hershey, Lebanon, Lancaster, Reading, Allentown, and Philadelphia and New Jersey are just a short drive away.
Coming soon to south central Pennsylvania is Winding Creek, a 55+ lifestyle community by Landmark Homes. Nestled among peaceful farmlands of Palmyra PA, Winding Creek boasts picturesque views and a serene location, all within close proximity to dining, shopping, and recreation. The community is convenient to major travel routes, simplifying travel and day trips to popular destinations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and all Hershey area attractions are a short drive away. Fantastic amenities planned for the community include a private clubhouse with pool, tennis courts, and walking and biking trails. Winding Creek 55+ will offer a low maintenance lifestyle with thoughtfully designed home plans for a relaxed lifestyle.
Cortland Park, a 55+ community in Mechanicsburg’s prestigious Winding Hills, is Landmark Homes’ newest upcoming addition to the neighborhood. Set among 380 acres of scenic Cumberland Valley countryside, Winding Hills offers an experience unlike any other: a resort-like community comprised of distinct homes, surrounded by nature, but minutes from the area’s best in dining, shopping and recreation. Plans for the new Cortland Park 55+ community include a private clubhouse, along with access to all of the amenities of the Winding Hills neighborhood, including the main clubhouse with pool and fitness center, 120 acres of preserved woodland, landscaped boulevards, hiking, biking and walking trails, and community parks. Cortland Park will offer a low-maintenance lifestyle and will feature single-family and townhome plans, thoughtfully designed for those age 55 and older.
Style. Location. Value. The Crossings at Sweetbriar 55+ community has it all. Located in tranquil Lebanon, PA, with a vast expanse of scenic farmland to the north, and recreation, shopping, dining, and medical centers just to the south, Sweetbriar offers a relaxing lifestyle for adults 55 and over in a low cost of living area, yet with all the simple conveniences of life nearby.
Residents can enjoy the private community clubhouse with pool, in addition to walking and biking trails which meander through acres of preserved open space.
Combine all of these wonderful features with new home prices that start in the upper $200’s, and you’ll not only love Sweetbriar 55+ community for its location, convenience, and amenities, but for its tremendous value, too.
Plan your Pennsylvania community visit
Now let’s get a trip on the books. The next step is to plan a visit to some communities to see them for yourself. Several communities offer tours or will arrange for you to stay nearby. Pack your bags, and happy traveling!