Pennsylvania's charm and history appeal to many active adults. Here are a few of the best small communities in the Keystone State.

The state of Pennsylvania offers many attractive lifestyle choices for active adults, with big cities, farmlands, historical destinations, and an abundance of natural beauty. And although there are over 150 different 55+ communities in Pennsylvania, with some including up to 2,000 homes, many choose to live in one of the many smaller ones. Why? They offer less traffic, peace and quiet, a close sense of community - the list goes on. We have rounded up a few of the best below.

Bucktown Crossing - Pottstown

High $100s - Mid $200s

With just 72 new and resale condominium homes, Bucktown Crossing is a newer development that gives homeowners low-maintenance living in a serene setting about 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

Built by Short Brothers, the condo buildings each have three stories, with six units and underground parking. Floorplans come in 1,050 to 1,380 square feet with one or two bedrooms, one-and-a-half or two bathrooms, and patios.

Residents enjoy the cozy clubhouse, exercise room, tennis court, and outdoor pool. The Tri-County Active Adults Center is close by, plus the downtown area has many unique shops, historic sites, and modern conveniences available for active adults.

The Pond at Fulling Mill - Middletown

Low $200s - Low $300s

This new community of 83 attached homes was started in 2017 by Sierra Glen Partners V. It is nestled in desirable Middletown, PA, a city bordered by the Susquehanna River and Swatara Creek. This charming town is close to Harrisburg and Lancaster, and also has several parks and plenty of shopping. The Pond at Fulling Mill offers quads, townhomes, and duplexes. Upon completion, it will feature a modern clubhouse, walking trails, a gazebo, and additional amenities.

William Penn Villas - Royersford

Low $200s - Mid $200s

William Penn Villas in Montgomery County has 87 attached and single-family resale homes, built from 2000 to 2004. This small, intimate community is located in historic Royersford, which has a scenic downtown area that crosses over the Schuylkill River. Upper Schuylkill Valley Park and Philadelphia Premium Outlets are two popular nearby destinations that residents enjoy.

Onsite, there is a busy clubhouse, exercise room, and trails, along with social clubs and special events planned by group members. The ranch style, attached homes run from 1,194 to 1,885 square feet, have two or three bedrooms and bathrooms, and an attached one or two-car garage. The single families are from 1,414 to 2,996 square feet, with two to four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. A HOA fee covers weekly trash and recycling, lawn care, and snow removal.

Indian Valley Greenes - Telford

High $300s - Low $500s

Indian Valley Greenes is an exclusive, age-restricted community that is across from Indian Valley Country Club. Homeowners can reap the benefits of a country club lifestyle by joining; it features a gorgeous golf course, fine restaurants, bars, tennis, pools, and a private clubhouse.

The stylish homes were constructed from 2005 to 2007, and are generously sized from 3,025 to 4,825 square feet. Most come with three to four bedrooms and two-and-a-half to four bathrooms. The Telford area is home to wineries, museums, farms, and excellent shopping outlets.

The Enclave at Upper Makefield - Newtown

High $500s - High $900s

Located in desirable Bucks County, The Enclave at Upper Makefield offers the perfect spot for discerning active adults looking for a luxurious 55+ community to call home. This new community broke ground in 2014 and has seven attached models, all with master suites, basements, and gourmet kitchens.

They are sized from 2,324 to 2,717 square feet with three to four beds, two-and-a-half baths, and an attached two-car garage. The Enclave’s Bucks County location allows it easy access to nearby attractions like excellent restaurants, theaters, wineries, markets, historic sites, golf, and much more.