While there's still plenty of interest in more traditional pastimes, today’s retirees enjoy community activities that were far from mainstream years back, such as pickleball, bocce ball, and watching live performances. There are many 55+ communities with golf courses and tennis courts, but what about ones with on-site theaters?
55places features many active adult communities that have media rooms, outdoor amphitheaters, auditoriums, and other venues on their premises. These amenities provide a great way to catch up on classics, stay on top of the latest shows, and meet new friends. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, you might want to look at homes for sale in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Eastern PA’s three main regions are Philadelphia, Allentown, and Reading. All three are known for their Revolutionary-era history, outdoor attractions, and charming small towns. Here are four 55+ neighborhoods in Eastern Pennsylvania with theaters.
Low $300s - High $400s
Located in the desirable Lehigh Valley, Traditions of America at Hanover is a gated 55+ neighborhood with 241 resale attached and single-family homes built from 2008 to 2014. The attached garden models range from 1,261 to 1,883 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages. The single-family models range from 1,274 to 2,314 square feet and also offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Additional home options include dens, porches, tray ceilings, and fireplaces. The homeowners’ association (HOA) fee covers lawn mowing, landscaping, and snow removal.
Community activities include wine and cheese events, exercise classes, Sunday movies, and game nights. Some of these events take place at the community clubhouse, which offers a movie theater, gathering rooms, game and craft rooms, a lounge, a bar, a fitness center with a whirlpool spa, an outdoor pool, and a bocce ball court.
Low $300s - Low $400s
Located in Southern Chester County, this gated community of 167 resale single-family homes was built from 2000 to 2013. Traditions at Inniscrone is about an hour from Philadelphia and 30 minutes from Wilmington, Delaware. The community's thoughtfully designed floor plans range from 1,406 to 2,788 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Upgrades include dens, tray ceilings, nine-foot ceilings, and lofts. The reasonable HOA fees provide for trash and snow removal as well as lawn care.
Homeowners have access to a private clubhouse, which has its own media room, great room, catering kitchen, exercise room, and indoor golf practice area. Outside, residents can enjoy the sparkling pool as well as the walking and biking trails. Community activities include holiday parties, field trips, exercise classes, and golf leagues. This lovely property overlooks Inniscrone Golf Club, and those who join can enjoy the 18-hole course, restaurant, and driving range.
Mid $200s - Mid $300s
The Villages at Pine Valley is poised about 15 miles northeast of Center City Philadelphia, and the community was completed in 2007 with 90 condo and attached homes. It also has an active HOA that provides for lawn care, snow removal, and exterior building maintenance.
Housed in buildings with elevator access, the condo homes range from 800 to 1,400 square feet with one or two bedrooms, one-and-a-half or two bathrooms, and features like stainless steel appliances and balconies. The attached homes are in quad configurations; these homes range from 1,331 to 3,243 square feet with one to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and driveway parking or attached one-car garages. Features may include first-floor master suites, lofts, and wrap-around front porches.
Indoor and outdoor amenities include a movie theater, a fitness center, multipurpose rooms, and an outdoor pool and patio. Homeowners can be found enjoying game nights, holiday parties, line dancing, and other social events.
High $300s - High $400s
With a desirable Bucks County address and an intimate, tight-knit atmosphere, The Preserve at Lamplighter is a real find for active adults who value their privacy. This gracious neighborhood will have 21 new and resale single-family homes and a new clubhouse when work is complete.
The three floor plans are sized from 1,665 to 1,968 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two to four baths, unfinished basements, and attached two-car garages. Options include second floors, coffered ceilings, bay windows, and decks. The community’s HOA fees are in place to cover trash removal, lawn mowing, landscaping, and snow cleanup.
Plans for the clubhouse call for a media room, a great room, an exercise room with lockers, and two card rooms. When finished, it will be a welcoming spot for friends and neighbors to work out, catch a group viewing party, or just kick back and relax.