Eventing runners and cyclists on the Schuylkill River Trail with Philadelphia skyline

Those who want easy access to Philadelphia - whether by car, train, or bike - will love these Norristown communities.

Norristown is the kind of place that keeps its residents well-connected. Ideally situated in Montgomery County near several main highways, including The Pennsylvania Turnpike and The Schuylkill Expressway, Norristown residents are always near fun. 

The Norristown Transportation Center is a hub for SEPTA buses, and allows locals to hop on for transport throughout the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. It also has trains that head right to the Philadelphia Airport.

Active adults who prefer to walk or bike will be pleased to know that Norristown is a highly-rated walkable town, and has several recreation facilities, including Bartasch Park, Elmwood Park, and the charming Elmwood Park Zoo. Local venues like the Iron Age Theater and the Centre Theater put on quality productions, and there are also many downtown eateries that offer after-show dining options.

Norristown’s southern edge borders the Schuylkill River, while the King of Prussia Mall is on its other side. It's also surrounded by more parks, shopping, and medical facilities like Bryn Mawr Hospital and Norristown State Hospital. Active adults who decide to buy Norristown real estate will find that their new home is in an area that is not lacking in convenience, recreational, or culture opportunities.

Legacy at Stony Creek Farms

High $300s - Low $500s

Legacy at Stony Creek Farms, a newer 55+ community of 209 attached resale homes, is built on 115 prime acres in Norristown. It features two subdivisions with different home model options. 

Altogether there are seven models ranging from 1,918 to 2,925 square feet which have three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached one or two-car garages. Upgrades can be found in homes located in both sections, and include dens, eat-in kitchens, and expansive master suites.

Volunteering is big at this community, with homeowners gathering for fundraisers, quilting projects, and other opportunities. The community clubhouse serves as a meeting center, and also has an exercise room plus a relaxing outdoor pool & spa.

The Greens at Westover

Mid $100s - High $100s

Great for downsizing, The Greens at Westover condo community has 306 cozy resale units in six buildings. Floor plans include two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and parking is available in a large community lot. A reasonable homeowners’ association (HOA) fee covers trash and snow removal, plus lawn and exterior maintenance.

The Greens at Westover also has a private clubhouse with its own lounge and library, plus a multi-purpose room and catering kitchen for gatherings. Staying fit is easy, since the clubhouse also has an indoor pool and exercise room.

This community is also right across the street from Westover Country Club, which has a George Fazio-designed public golf course, a fine restaurant, and banquet facilities. The Schuylkill River waterfront and Schuylkill River Trail are also within walking distance of this attractive community.

Stuart’s Keep

High $100s - Mid $200s

Also affordable, Stuart's Keep has 153 attached resale homes in a desirable location just off of Norristown Pike. Homeowners have their pick of a wide range of banks, grocery stores, auto shops, specialty stores and restaurants, all just minutes away.

There are four different floor plans ranging from 1,060 to 2,188 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached garages. Options include dens, basements, eat-in kitchens, walk-in closets, and sprinkler systems. The monthly HOA fee provides for snow and trash removal.

The community clubhouse has an exercise room, billiards, a library, a gathering room, and a catering kitchen. It is often used by residents to host holiday parties and club meetings. The outdoor area includes a patio and bocce ball courts.

Jefferson Crossing

Low $200s - High $300s

Jefferson Crossing is tight-knit active adult community of 84 resale attached homes that is just down the road from Suburban Community Hospital.

It's built on 10 acres and is divided into two sections. Floor plans range from 1,305 to 2,340 square feet and have one to three bedrooms, one to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached one-car garages. 

There are many clubs and activities at Jefferson Crossing, including a gardening group, book discussions, special events like Oktoberfest and guest speakers, and planned trips. The area by the hospital is convenient for shopping, dining, and just about everything else you might need.