According to Philadelphia Magazine, the City of Brotherly Love has a large population of singles. It reported that 65 percent of the women and 58 percent of the men here fall into the unmarried category, and these numbers are some of the highest in the country.
A dense urban area like Philadelphia has countless places to meet singles, like restaurants, bars, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, you name it. Events like the popular Broad Street Run also attract unattached participants and are great ways to meet people.
There are also options that are closer to home, though. Active adult singles have the choice of moving into a community that has its own singles club. Single homebuyers who are searching Philadelphia real estate in 55+ neighborhoods should consider these options.
The Reserve at Gwynedd - Lansdale
The Reserve at Gwynedd is a newer Del Webb-built 55+ community that has 400 resale condo, attached, and single-family homes.
The condos are housed in buildings with elevators, and range from 1,494 to 1,908 square feet. They have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, private balconies, storage areas, and covered parking for residents.
The attached carriage homes are larger, ranging from 2,788 to 3,051 square feet. They have three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. The larger attached models feature lofts, extra bedrooms, and owners’ suites.
The Reserve’s spacious single-family homes range from 3,045 to 3,184 square feet, with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three baths, and attached two-car garages.
The Reserve at Gwynedd offers active adults many options for carefree living, with a separate community center and sports pavilion. The center has several activity rooms and a library. It is also the starting point for several walking paths that lead to a pond and small parks. Sporting types enjoy the pavilion, which has indoor and outdoor pools, an aerobics studio, and a modern exercise room.
The singles’ club is one of the 40 different groups and activities available to residents. There are team sports like bowling and golf, and social groups like the pet owners and the theatre club.
Lansdale is in Montgomery County, which has dozens of outdoor attractions, historical landmarks, and excellent shopping and dining. Skippack Village is a charming town with upscale restaurants, a community theater, shops, and special events. Valley Forge National Park and Longwood Gardens also make for a great day trip.
Traditions at Longwood - Kennett Square
A Pulte-built neighborhood, Traditions at Longwood features 300 single-family resale homes built between 2001 and 2006.
They are sized from around 2,000 to a bit over 3,000 square feet. Most include two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. These elegant homes all feature first-floor master suites. A homeowners' association fee covers lawn care, exterior maintenance, and snow and trash removal.
Traditions at Longwood has two subdivisions, called Primrose and Begonia, each with its own clubhouse. The Primrose Clubhouse includes resort-style amenities, like an indoor hot tub and sauna, an outdoor pool, plus tennis courts and a putting green. There are also activity and meeting rooms, a community garden, and walking trails.
The Begonia Clubhouse has an exercise room, tennis, a garden, trails, and a pickleball court. Homeowner can enjoy the facilities at both clubhouses. The singles’ club is quite popular amongst the residents, who also enjoy the garden club, ladies’ golf club, men’s breakfast club, social hours, and the travel club.
Kennett Square is also close to Longwood Gardens too, and it has a trendy downtown area. It has a vibrant arts community, boutiques, and some of the finest restaurants in Pennsylvania. Other area attractions include Anson B. Nixon Park and Brandywine River Museum.
The Villas at Five Ponds - Warminster
Also a newer 55+ neighborhood, The Villas at Five Ponds is a golf course community with 280 attached resale homes and a prestigious Warminster address.
The five thoughtfully designed models range from 1,800 to 2,300 square feet, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. They feature gourmet kitchens, generously sized master suites, and volume ceilings. Some models offer lofts, dens, breakfast nooks, and patios.
The main attraction at this 55+ community is the spectacular Five Ponds Golf Club, which is just across the road. Other warm weather pursuits are enjoyed at the clubhouse, which has a sparkling outdoor pool, basketball, and tennis.
Inside, there is a formal ballroom and catering kitchen, a business center, game and meeting rooms, and an exercise facility. And in addition to the thriving singles’ club, there are casino trips, day trips, holiday parties, a movie club, an annual prom, and activity groups.
Warminster is in desirable Bucks County, which offers endless opportunities for year-round inside and outside adventures. It is revered for its unique covered bridges, historic sites like the Pearl S. Buck House, shopping at Peddler’s Village, and the Bucks County Wine Trail, of which we've provided a helpful guide.
Active single adults can find rewarding lifestyles at any of these communities. And by the way, every one of the local attractions described here are great places to go on a first date!