There are many big cities to live near in the Northeast. Among these, Philadelphia is one of the best choices for active adults. It is smaller and more affordable than New York City, and its surrounding communities are rich in artistic, cultural, and historical landmarks. Philly also features world-class shopping, restaurants, and abundant natural beauty. It's no wonder this area continues to be so popular!
Read on to learn some of the best lowest-priced 55+ communities in the Philadelphia area.
High $100s - Mid $400s
With 13 different models of condos, attached homes, or single-family ranches, Foxfield has plenty of affordable choices for active adult homebuyers. This community of 520 resale homes is just 30 minutes outside of Philly and is close to the Delaware border. Foxfield Villas features condo units that range from 1,114 and 1,400 square feet with one or two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a ground-level one-car garage. The Carriages are attached homes ranging from 1,708 to 1,836 square feet. Homes feature one to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and attached garages. The single-family ranches at Foxfield come in four models, from 1,586 to 1,831 square feet. Floor plans include two to four bedrooms, two or three baths, and attached two-car garages.
Residents can pop over the bridge for tax-free shopping, visit Philadelphia, or socialize with neighbors in the 9,200-square-foot clubhouse. Homeowners can also take advantage of the indoor pool, outdoor pool, six-hole golf course, tennis court, or horseshoe pits. Foxfield has over 25 social clubs, so residents can easily meet friends that share their diverse interests.
Below $100k - High $200s
Located just northwest of Philadelphia proper, Centennial Station is the next affordable 55+ community on our list. This community features condos in a wide selection of floor plans. Units range from 456-square-foot studios to 1,412-square foot two-bedroom homes. Residents enjoy the condo lifestyle, with tasks such as landscaping and snow removal taken care of by the homeowners' association (HOA). The additional free time gives residents plenty of time to relax at home, make use of the amenities, or participate in community activities.
Homeowners at Centennial Station have access to two amenity centers: The Activity Center and The Professional Center. The Activity Center is the community's social hub and features an indoor pool, exercise room, arts & crafts studio, tennis courts, and more. The Professional Center is available to satisfy daily needs, providing convenient access to a dentist, hair salon, restaurant, and bank.
Below $100k - High $100s
Village of Willow Run can be found in the small town of Royersford, PA. Residents can enjoy the best of both worlds, however, with quick access to major roadways, shopping, restaurants, and health care. The community consists of 150 single-family homes ranging from 1,100 to 1,900 square feet. Models include two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached one- or two-car garage.
Members of the community enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to the HOA, which covers services such as common area maintenance and trash removal. Residents at Village of Willow Run can then socialize in the clubhouse, stay active in the exercise room, and take a dip in the outdoor pool.
High $100s - Low $300s
Finishing off our list is Village of Buckingham Springs, a 646-home community located north of Philadelphia. This community offers homebuyers a choice of 12 single-family floor plans starting at 1,056 square feet. Models feature two to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Some homes also feature dens or an attached one-car garage.
Amenities at Village of Buckingham Springs include a clubhouse, library, exercise room, billiards, and a heated outdoor pool. Residents also enjoy unique access to a private community bus, which provides service to shopping centers and outings. Members of the community can participate in more than 20 clubs, activities, and events, as well. Homeowners can meet fitness goals in exercise classes, hone their painting skills, or go on scheduled excursions with neighbors.