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
Click to explore the following Pennsylvania communities. Request information from multiple communities by selecting the checkboxes to the right and completing the form below.
Cortland Park is an age-55+ community in the Pennsylvania countryside designed for retirees and active adults who want to get the most out of life.
Part of the Winding Hills master-planned community, Cortland Park residents have their own private neighborhood clubhouse with meeting space and lifestyle amenities. All of the other resort-style facilities of Winding Hills are also available to Cortland Park homeowners, including the community clubhouse with saltwater pool, fitness center, parks and 120 acres of open space with hiking and biking trails in the natural woodlands.
Developed by industry leader Landmark Homes, Cortland Park residences offer maintenance-free designs that fit right in with the active-adult lifestyle. Most of the single-family homes and townhomes at Cortland Park are single-level floor plans with two or three bedrooms, two full baths and two-car garages. Also available are spacious two-story townhomes with nearly 2,400 square feet of living space.
Located in the friendly town of Mechanicsburg, Cortland Park residents are just a short drive away from Cumberland County’s best restaurants and shopping centers. In addition, the nearby Liberty Forge Golf Course welcomes Cortland Park players and the Penn State Health-Holy Spirit Medical Center offers a variety of primary care and specialty services.
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Crossings at Sweetbriar
Retirees and other active adults who want a relaxing lifestyle in a perfect location are discovering Pennsylvania’s Crossings at Sweetbriar.
Developed by Landmark Homes, the regional leader in creating upscale age-55+ communities like The Crossings at Sweetbriar, residents have a choice of both one- and two-story designs with open floor plans. Customizable options and special features make each residence unique, and the area’s low cost of living and property taxes add to the value of every home.
The Crossings at Sweetbriar residents have their own private community clubhouse for meetings and special events, plus walking and biking trails through more than 20 acres of preserved open space. But Sweetbriar’s most desirable amenity maybe its tranquil location in the rolling farmlands of central Pennsylvania. Historic sites and seasonal farmer’s market make every day trip an adventure. The nearby town of Lebanon features fine and casual dining restaurants, retail stores, antique shops, and cultural centers like the Gretna Theatre. The Iron Valley Golf Course tops the list of local outdoor-recreation venues, while the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital and the Lebanon VA Medical Center offer top-rated health care services. Just a short drive to the southwest is the state capital of Harrisburg, the regional center of commerce and culture.
Request more information below to get all the details. The active-adult lifestyle at a great location offered by The Crossings at Sweetbriar may be just what you’re looking for.
Amblebrook at Gettysburg
Amblebrook at Gettysburg is an amenity-filled master-planned community for 55+ active adults that embraces the rich history and abundance of its beautiful Southern Pennsylvania setting. Built from the ground up to foster more everyday joy, Amblebrook is designed to nurture deeper connections to friends, family and the great outdoors. The stunning Rock Creek Clubhouse and Fitness Center serve up near endless opportunities to explore untapped interests and well-honed skills. And a vast array of social clubs and activities mean the sky is the limit when it comes to pursuing passions and personal exploration. Award-winning homebuilders Caruso Homes, Elevate Homes and Lennar offer a wide variety of two- and three- bedroom layouts to suit your lifestyle, starting from the mid $300,000’s.
Winding Creek is a new age-55+ lifestyle community for retirees and active adults in the south central Pennsylvania countryside.
Bordered by Killinger Creek and surrounded by quiet farmlands, Winding Creek residents enjoy life in a serene settings that’s still convenient to family, friends and business associates in New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey. The nearby town of Palmyra has grocery markets, pharmacies, restaurants and shops for your everyday needs, while all of the popular attractions in the Hershey area are just a short drive away. Top-quality health care services are available at the Penn State Health Milton Hershey Medical Center.
Developed by Landmark Homes, the regional leader in building communities for the active-adult lifestyle, Winding Creek residences are available in a variety low-maintenance designs. Open floor plans with customizable details and energy-saving appliances are among the features that make every Winding Creek home distinctive. Amenities include a private community clubhouse for interest club meetings and special events, plus a pool, tennis courts and walking/biking trails that make every day an adventure in healthy living.
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Home Towne Square
Home Towne Square is an age-55+ community for retirees and active adults who want a relaxing lifestyle in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Landmark Homes has designed Home Towne Square as a classic village-style neighborhood where neighbors can quickly become friends. The unique “Arts & Crafts-style” new homes include one- and two-story designs. They feature open floor plans, wide front porches, and warm exterior colors that blend right in with the low-maintenance lifestyle.
The Home Towne Square clubhouse is where residents can gather around the pool or for activities organized by a growing number of community social clubs. And throughout the property are walking and biking trails where folks can get together for plenty of fresh-air exercises.
In addition to the low cost of living in the area, Home Towne Square’s location in Lancaster County is perfect for those who want a quiet rural address that’s still near family and friends. The welcoming town of Ephrata has grocery markets, shops, and services for your everyday needs. At the same time, the entire area offers a variety of farm-to-table restaurants and seasonal street fairs, music concerts, and community festivals. The city of Philadelphia is just a short drive away for major cultural attractions, sporting events, and world-class health care services.
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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!