Pennsylvania Retirement Communities
There are a variety of Pennsylvania retirement communities from sophisticated urban near Philadelphia or Pittsburgh to those in scenic country areas like Gettysburg, dotted with some of the best farming areas outside of California.
Along with Florida, Pennsylvania has the largest percentage of seniors 65+ of any state according to the US Census Bureau. Kiplinger has noted Pennsylvania as one of the top tax friendly states.
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Newest Communities in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia area/Philadelphia commute (Haverford, Rydal etc.) Bucks County Luzerne County Montgomery County Lancaster area Reading and Harrisburg area Cumberland County: Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, Shippensburg Lehigh County: Bethlehem and Allentown State College Pittsburgh Adams County: Hanover and GettysburgMost Viewed on this Page
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Newest Communities for 55+ in Pennsylvania:
|1. Hilltown||Perkasie/$300's||See More|
|2. Kimberton Glen||Phoenixville/$coming||See More|
|3. Upper Dublin||Dresher/$500's||See More|
|4. Summer Seat||Sewickley/$200's||See More|
|5. Pinnacle at Adams||Sewickley/$400's||See More|
|6. So. Whitehall||Allentown/$coming||See More |
See more new over age 55 communities:
...a great city for living or visiting -- Philadelphia has many resources for seniors. (Also see Southern New Jersey for good commute locations to Philadelphia.)
- The Arbours at Eagle Pointe - Northeast Philadelphia - Low maintenance carriage, villa and singles by Westrum Development - Amenities include clubhouse, pool, activities. Carriage homes sold out. Final phase: Townhouse and singles available from low $300's.
15100 Dahlia Dr., Philadelphia - 215-698-4540 - Open Daily
- Athertyn - Phase III now - Award winning condominiums starting in $500's and up to 1 Mil+ - Main Line lifestyle for luxurious living - some views of Haverford Preserve - elegant entrances to elevator buildings - pool, clubhouse and more.
5109 Parkview Dr., Haverford - 610-525-5110
- Rydal Park - Continuing care community approx 11 miles to Philadelphia - independent living - studios to 2 bedroom apartment-styled homes - life care option - health services - continuing education, housekeeping and linen services, woodwork shop, greenhouse, dining options, excursions, swimming and more.
1515 The Fairway, Rydal, PA - 215-885-6800
- Coming Regency at Kimberton Glen - One and two-story homes by Toll Brothers - Planned for Fall 2017 - Clubhouse, pool, tennis and more. Phoenixville - 855-872-8205
- Wildflowers at Hillview - Orleans Homebuilders - Chester County 43 miles west of Philadelphia. Starting low $200's - Near medical and shopping. Activities rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, spa and more. Nearing sell out.
484-713-2413 - 100 Hulnick Rd. (sales), Valley, Pa. - By appt only
- Harlow Pointe - Landenberg - South Chester County - Low maintenance community of 42 2 BR/2 BA carriage homes by Wilkinson Builders. At the DE/PA line. From upper $200's.
Southwood Rd. - 610-268-5284
Resales in Philadelphia area
- Arbours at West Goshen - sold out - starting high $300's. Gated upscale low maintenance community with resort amenities including clubhouse, pool, activity rooms. Adjacent to stream. By Westrum.
1503 Honeysuckle Court, West Chester
- Foxfield Villas by McKee Builders - Garnet
Valley - winner of 3 national awards - villas, condo-styled, from low
$199,900's with garages and ranch homes from low $300's. Clubhouse,
whirlpool, 6-hole golf, tennis, bocce and more.
Office: 5107 Poplar Street, Garnet Valley, PA
- Traditions at Ridley Creek
by Pulte at Brookhaven in Delaware County PA near Philadelphia area.
140 homes. 2 bedrooms/2 baths started at $174,500. 213 Creekside Dr., Brookhaven
- Hershey's Mill - East Goshen Township - 33 miles to Philadelphia - 1600 homes on 800 acres divided into villages. Broad price range from $150's to $700's. 18-hole private golf. 24/7 manned gate and patrol. 35 clubs and social activities, clubhouse, pool etc. Exterior and grounds maintenance. Resales.
1500 Greenhill Rd., West Chester - See local Realtors
- Legacy at the Traditions at Inniscrone Golf Club by Ryan Homes in Avondale, PA - Delaware/Pa bordertown - golf course
community of spacious homes with up to 4 bedrooms - luxury amenities -
started low $200's.
- Bluestone Creek Warrington - check with local Realtors for these 3-BR villa townhomes. Clubhouse, walking trails. One hour to New York.
Bucks County NE Pa.
New in Perkasie:
- Regency at Hilltown by Toll Brothers - Hilltown Township - low maintenance community of luxury carriage homes - clubhouse, pool, tennis, recreation. From high $300's.
767 Minsi Trail Rd., Perkasie - 855-872-8205
- Enclave at Upper Makefield - Newtown by Toll Brothers - Carriage homes with full basements in low maintenance community - 2-story foyer at entrance - large, grand and elegant 3-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath homes priced in mid-$500's.
2 Hillyer Lane, Newtown - 215-968-4147
- Villas of Newtown - Very stylish ranch villas from upper $500's - Country club lifestyle By McGrath Homes - Clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, basketball court and more recreation. Known for shops and dining in the area.
Silver Lake Rd., Newtown - 215-497-9002
- Regency at Yardley - By Toll Bros. - Bucks County - gated community with amenities approx. 30 minutes to Philadelphia - Elegant single homes in upper $400,000's with all the luxury amenities for your resort-like living Location: 225 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley - Open daily
GPS Coordinates: X: 40.1984 Y: -74.8666
- Meridian of Valley Square - Warrington - Woodstone Homes Builders - Walk to shopping at Shops at Valley Square. Luxury spacious 2-bedroom condos in 3-story elevator building, pool and clubhouse. Social activities. From the low $300's. In-building garage. Final building now.
1106 Meridian Blvd., Warrington - 215-491-7009
- Renaissance at Morgan Creek by Judd Builders Quakertown - Bucks County - From low $300's by Judd Builders Price: $$$ - Resort-like with clubhouse, swim pool and walking trails. One and two-story homes 1339 Creekside Lane, Quakertown
PH: 215-538-3600 - Open daily except Thurs/Fri
Resales in Bucks County
- Village of Buckingham Springs - New Hope by McKee - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths - Clubhouse, pool, spa, private bus. Activities - Priced start mid-$100's. This is a land-lease community of single homes. Resales. 1490 Durham Rd., New Hope - 215-598-7600
- Arbours at Morgan Creek by Ryan Homes - 3 bedroom/2 bath spacious carriage homes with 2-car garages started from $270's - pond, walking paths, low maintenance, clubhouse. Close to major shopping. 1041 Arbour Lane, Quakertown
- Delancey Court - Newtown by Toll Bros. - Award-winning community of 66 2 and 3-bedroom carriage homes started from upper $500's.
12 Rittenhouse Circle - 215-968-8999 - See local Realtors.
- The Preserve at Lamplighter - Warrington by McKee Builders - Luxury villa homes were priced from $369,900 - On border of Bradford Preserve. Approx. 45 minutes to Philadelphia. Near reservoir. Clubhouse. Resales only. 1 Phillips Ave. - 215-380-1273
- The Villas at Five Ponds II - Sold out - Ranch style villas started from upper $300's. By McGrath Homes in Warminster - Overlooks Five Ponds Golf Course. Clubhouse, pool and more. Pond on site.
- The Village at Greenbriar - Dallas, Pa - Gated community which includes both independent living and assisted living facility. Single homes are in a wooded setting with amenities including pool and tennis. From $200's. Assisted living features semi-private and private rooms, studios, and one and two bedroom apartments. Wooded setting. 4252 Memorial Hwy., Dallas, PA - 570-675-1300
- New - Regency at Upper Dublin by Toll Brothers - Single homes in Dresher, Southern Montgomery County, with resort amenities. From mid-$500's. 1760 Dreshertown Rd., Dresher - 267-468-7184 - Open Daily
- Blue Bell Springs - 2 bedroom small and medium-sized ranch homes (verify) in upscale area - low maintenance and planned clubhouse - Start $200's (there is a monthly land-lease fee.) Developer is Latham Realty - Ritz-Craft Homes is builder of modular homes.
650 Dekalb Pike, Bluebell - 610-313-9000 - Open daily except Friday
- Meadow Glen at Skippack Montgomery County - New luxury community by Toll Bros. near historic Skippack - 2 and 3 BR homes start $390's. Views and amenities.
2255 Wentz Lane, Schwenksville - PH: 610-287-1190
Manatawny Village - Pottstown - villas and cottage-style - 2 and 3 bedrooms - In the hills with clubhouse and walking trails. Low Homeowners fee. Start mid-$100's.
Glasgow and W. Harmony Dr., Pottstown - Open Sundays 1-4
Montgomery County Resales
- The Villas at Linfield National - Linfield - By McGrath Homes - A resort-style community of villa ranch homes. Overlooks Linfield National Golf Club. Started upper $200's. 66 Church Rd.
- Legacy at Stony Creek Farms By Ryan Homes, North Wales Rd., Worcester Township, Montgomery County - 2-level, 3 BR townhomes with garage and basement and many options for customizing - gourmet kitchens - stone fronts - Started in the $340,000's.
- The Vineyards - Pennsburg - By Milford Builders - In Montgomery County near Bucks County - small electronically gated community of 200 ranch homes with clubhouse, 3-hole chip and putt golf. See local Realtors for resales.
1001 Rose Dr., Pennsburg
- Village of Neshaminy Falls - By McKee Builders - New ranch homes available - minutes to Montgomery Mall - Clubhouse and pool - Priced from $90,000's - Community scheduled bus service to shopping. Activities Director and calendar of events.
195 Stump Rd., North Wales
- Regency Hills at Providence in Collegeville by Toll Brothers- Started mid-$400's. Ten minutes to Valley Forge National Historical Park - Near Rte 422 - About 40 min to Philadelphia. Gated community of large 2-bedroom homes.
Location: 773 Black Rock Road, Collegeville
Be sure to read our blog about the Lancaster area and Amish tour.
- In Lititz, Pa. by Traditions of America - Excellent location in a small town in Lancaster
County makes for a fast-selling community - Planned 172 low maintenance singles (from mid-$200's) and 72 garden homes - Resort amenities such as clubhouse, pool. (Photo is of the construction site.) Will have clubhouse, spa, fitness, pool, tennis, recreation and more.
1076 Constitution Dr., Lititz - 717-626-0327 - Open Daily
Note: The builder, Traditions of America, only builds over 55 communities, therefore, there is forethought into details that would make the homes good for over 55 residents. See all their 55 active adult communities throughout Pennsylvania.
- Heritage Strasburg - In the heart of beautiful Lancaster County. This appealing town isn't far from Amish farms and countryside and the numerous farmer's markets and local food culture. See my review of this area on my retirement blog. 2 and 3-bedroom single-family homes from $230's.
205 McCarter Lane, Strasburg - 800-325-3030 - Open Fri-Tues
Home Towne Square:
Home Towne Square - Ephrata - By Landmark Homes - Arts and crafts-styled. Own home and
land. Clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pool. 18 floor plans - one and two-story
homes in scenic Amish countryside. Many custom options. From upper $200's. On Phase II of five phases. Began selling in 2009 - 300 homes when finished.
322 Home Towne Blvd., Ephrata
PH: 717-283-5790 - Open daily Except Sunday
See the Review of Home Towne Square
- Silver Spring near Lancaster Mechanicsburg - Award-winning resort community of singles and garden homes from mid-$200's. Clubhouse and amenities. Area is known for stress-free living.
15 Presidents Drive, Mechanicsburg - PH: 717-766-9557 - Open daily
- Watson Run - 2 and 3-bedroom homes from mid-$200's. By Berks Homes.
3 Pleasant Rd., Gordonville - 717-575-4059 - Open Wed-Sat 11-4
Resale homes in Lancaster County
- Brookshire - Manheim - land-leased low-maintenance community of single homes in rural area. Overlooks 3-acre stocked lake for fishing.
563 Brookshire Ave. - 717-665-6679 - Open M-F - Call for resales only.
- Clearview Gardens by Landmark Homes Ephrata - Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster County - inter-generational community with an separate enclave for over 55 residents - 2 bedroom homes started low $200's. PH: 717-283-5790
- Mount Joy by Traditions of America - 15 minutes to Lancaster by Traditions of America - near Amtrak Train station - single family homes from very low $200's. Sold out.
1319 Emerson Drive, Mount Joy
- Four Seasons at Elmtree - by Khovnanian Homes. Mount Joy. Lancaster County. Started in low $200's. Popular community is now sold out - check with local Realtors for resales.
- Honeycroft Village Cochranville - By Landmark Homes - Chester County - Scenic setting, resort-like. 2-3 bedroom homes - 9 foot ceilings on first floors - clubhouse with fitness, indoor pool. Started from $229,900's. Inquire about available rentals. Please check with local Realtors for resales.
- Village Grand at Millers Run - Lancaster - DR Horton - Nearing sell-out - 2 and 3-bedroom homes from $200's. Clubhouse, pool, tennis and more. 1608 Parvin Road, Lancaster
Life Care Community
- Willow Valley Manor Campus and Lakes Campus - town of Willow Street - 4 miles to Lancaster - CCRC - NAHB award for best dining experience for a 50+ community; features a variety of home styles. Variety of home types and apartments.
Congrats to Willow Valley for being a past winner of the Best Dining Experience award from National Association of Home Builders 50+. Their dining program emphasizes nutrition as well as taste with produce from local farms.
450 Willow Valley Lakes Dr., Willow Street, Pa. - 866-834-1798
Reading and Harrisburg
- Legacy at the Paper Mill - Berks County - Lower Heidelberg Twp - 5 miles to Reading - 2 and 3 bedroom country homes by Berks Homes from low $200's. Paper Mill Rd and Van Reed, Reading - 610-763-6025 SOLD OUT
- Briar Lake by Landmark Homes - SOLD OUT - Lebanon - Lakeside with fishing and boating,
walking and bike trails, clubhouse. Single family homes from $170's and
carriage homes from $140's.
945 N 8th Ave, Lebanon PA
- Crossings at Sweetbriar in Lebanon 30 minutes to Hershey by Landmark Homes - Own single home and land - start in low-$200's.
941 Mt Zion Rd, Lebanon - Open Daily Except Sunday and Monday
PH: 717-639-4449 (Agent)
- Northgate at Alden Place
Lebanon - 2 and 3-bedroom single-family homes. 2 neighborhoods for seniors in the Alden Place community set
among rolling hills and Amish country in historic Cornwall. Premiere community with
clubhouse, fitness, indoor pool and more. Stay and Play overnight opportunity.
100 Freeman Drive (Route 419)
PH: 717-272-5016 - Open daily
- Stonecroft Village Near Reading in Womelsdorf - Berks County - By Landmark Homes - Low $200's -
Affordable community with amenities. Own home and land. One- and
two-story homes with wide spacing. Scenic with 3-acre pond. A special third phase with views is now open.
63 Rosebush Court, Womelsdorf - PH: 717-283-5790 - Open daily but hours vary - Closed Sunday and Monday
- Meadow View Farms by Judd Builders Oley Township, Berks County, start low $200's. $$ Own
home and land - one and two story single homes with many luxury
features - 2-car garages - clubhouse - some optional basements.
7 New Hope Blvd., Oley, PA
PH: 610-987-0422 - not open Tues/Wed
- Spring Valley Village Bechtelsville - single-level single family homes with one-car garages.
Clubhouse, exercise room, game rooms, craft center. Scenic small town ambience. Options. Prices
Sales Center: 67 Stauffer Road, Bechtelsville, PA
Phone: 866-274-0990 - Open daily
- Village at Maidencreek - Blandon - Berks County - near Reading - 110 luxury townhomes with amenities. Start medium high $100's. Rentals are also available with prices on website. Clubhouse, spa, sauna.
101 Maple Leaf Drive - Ph: 610-916-5400
- (Dauphin County) Low maintenance resort-style community of 2-3 bedroom attached
carriage homes by S&A Homes - Near Lower Paxton Friendship Center, a
recreation center - Close to shopping mall - From $220's.
4831 Sheffield Court, Harrisburg - 717-525-9532
- Carmella by Landmark Homes Mechanicsburg - Cumberland County - carriage homes from the mid-$200's. Close to Carlisle Pike. GPS: (40.233648, -77.025531)
Models: 101 Carmella Dr, Mechanicsburg PA - Open Except Sunday
- Creek View - Cumberland County - land-leased manufactured homes in rural area - small to large ranch homes - Now in Phase II - Clubhouse for social activities - RV Storage - Walking Trails - Pond on site - garages and porches. Planned to have fishing in area. Prices start in $100's.
127 Glenridge Ave., Carlisle - 800-977-6089/717-713-5185 - Open Daily Except Sun/Mon by Appt. only
- Country Manor - 2 and 3 bedroom rural homes - gated entry - fishing lake - clubhouse with fitness - recreation - close to Harrisburg, medical, golf, shopping and more. Cumberland Valley. Low $100's.
97 Airport Rd., Shippensburg - 877-642-3858 - Open M-F; Sat by appt
- Four Seasons at Allenberry - By K Hovnanian - check with local Realtors
- Lehman's Crossing - at Carlisle - By Cumberland Valley Homes - luxury ranch villas from
$100,000's. Five floorplans - some features: 9' ceilings, 1 or 2 car
garage, gas cooking. See resales.
- Coming Soon Regency at South Whitehall - Allentown - Carriage and villa homes - Resort Amenities - By Toll Brothers - Register on VIP List now - Walbert Ave.
- Country Meadows of Allentown - New apartment building for independent living in Allentown. Includes assisted living services.
410 Krocks Rd. - 610-395-7160
- Village at Whitehall - Whitehall near Allentown and Bethlehem - Starts low $200's. 2 and 3 bedroom 55+ luxury condominiums - Lehigh County - Recreational amenities include pool, fitness and more. Also, rental apartments available. (from $1350.- verify as rents can change without notice.)
3108 St Stephens Lane - Ph: 610-769-5515
- Traditions of America at Saucon Valley - near Allentown and Bethlehem (7 miles) in Central Pennsylvania. From upper $200's. Low maintenance resort-styled community with clubhouse. Near The Promenade Shops for shopping and dining. Single family and garden homes. Planned 235 homes. Backs to Wedgwood Golfcourse.
4172 Lanark Rd., Center Valley - 855-TOA-HOME - Open Daily
Resales - Lehigh County
- Bridle Path in Bethlehem by Traditions of America. Award-winning 55+ community of single homes from $300's. Views. Lehigh Valley location. Near major medical centers. 2612 Union Ct., Bethlehem
- Hanover by Traditions of America - Bethlehem, PA Single and garden homes - Sold out.
5000 Liberty Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA
- Legacy at Morgan Hill - SOLD OUT - For ages 46+ - Northampton County by Country Classics. Low maintenance community of 120 2-bedroom town homes. Views from hill. Clubhouse, pool, social activities. The Club at Morgan Hill Golf Club and Vintage Restaurant are adjacent. Priced from low $300's. 300 Inverness Circle, Easton - 610-330-9902 - A FEW HOMES FOR LEASE - SEE WEBSITE
- Riverview - Easton - There is an active adult section in this intergenerational community - Forks Township, Easton, Pa.
- Liberty Hill - By Traditions of America State College by the University of PA - there is Osher Lifelong
Learning at Penn State. Amenities include clubhouse
and pool - singles and town homes started mid-$200's - Sold Out
102 Settlers Way, State College, PA
Pinnacle at Adams - New community by Traditions of America to Butler County near Treesdale Golf and CC. 55 estate homes starting in upper $300's - 30 minutes to Pittsburgh. 291 Hutchman Rd., Mars - 724-687-7145
- Liberty Hills in Pittsburgh area Freedom, PA by Traditions of America - started low $200's. Amenities and activities. Single family and garden. North Hills area.
100 Liberty Circle, Freedom, PA SOLD OUT
- Stoneridge Commons - Manufactured homes in a small college town - Priced in low $100's. Approx. 60 miles to Pittsburgh. 412-366-5700
- Summer Seat - by 55+ builder Traditions of America - sign up now to be updated - homes from low $300's - resort amenities. Selling quickly. 114 Union Court, Sewickley - 412-534-4232
Sold Out in Sewickley:
- Sewickley Ridge by Traditions of America - Sold Out. 12 miles from the city - pool and planned clubhouse and lifestyle director - singles and garden homes started from mid-$200's. North Hills area near prestigious universities like Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne and University of Pittsburgh.
114 Union Court, Sewickley, PA - 724-869-5595 (Open Daily)
- Legacy at Sunset Pointe - Sold Out - Ryan Homes - wooded low maintenance ranch homes in cottage style start low $300's. Not over 55. McDowell Lane, Canonsburg - 724-249-6833
Hanover and Gettysburg
- Country Meadows in Gettysburg - Planned for 2017. Near
Gettysburg Country Club in Cumberland Township. This is a beautiful
country area. By Country Meadows.
The Preserves at Cumberland Village by Summit Homes in Gettysburg.
One and two-story spacious single homes and villa homes. Singles priced in mid-$200's and villas in low $200's with many options extra. Optional basements. Amenities such as Community Center and swim pool.
Country ambience near shopping, healthcare, dining and more.
6 Woodhaven Drive, Gettysburg, PA
PH: 717-334-2303 - NOW SOLD OUT
See our review of
The Preserves at Cumberland Village
Popular community has several unique features:
Penn National Community by Penn Homes in Fayetteville, Pa. - Not age restricted but more than 80% are over 55. Where to Retire magazine's
top 50 master-planned communities. This is a golf course community near
Gettysburg (approx. 30 minutes). Unique features include:
- No monthly master fees because you only pay for activities you use (verify)
- 2 Award-winning golf courses
- Near Michaux State Forest and Appalachian Trail
- Heated outdoor pool as well as other recreation
- Choose your lot to build on and use their plans or yours starting mid- $200's for home and lot.
- Work with local custom builders
- No time frame for building - choose your lot now and build later
- Summer golf camps for children (verify)
- Southernmost Pennsylvania location near Gettysburg and DC
- Pennsylvania state tax advantages include exempting federal and military pensions and social security (verify)
- Visit tour available--2 days and 1 night.
3720 Clubhouse Dr., Fayetteville - 800-338-7523
- Villas at Cattail - Luxury community in Hanover by Summit Homes. SOLD OUT - 50 St. Michaels Way, Hanover
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