Active adult community homebuilder Del Webb was founded almost 100 years ago, and they have built more than 200 age-restricted communities all across the country, including Pennsylvania. Del Webb 55+ neighborhoods are geared for active living with well-designed, low-maintenance homes, resort-style amenities, as well as social activities and clubs. If you are a fan of Del Webb and hope to retire in Pennsylvania, here are some communities worth considering.
Low $200s - Mid $600s
Completed in 2012 and located about an hour north of Philadelphia, this mid-sized, gated Del Webb community has 400 resale condo, attached, and single-family homes. There are 10 floor plans, starting with condos that range from 1,400 to 1,900 square feet. Condos are located in elevator-equipped buildings and offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms, balconies, and parking. The two attached models are 2,788 and 3,051 square feet with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages. There are also three single-family models ranging from 3,045 to 3,184 square feet, with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three bathrooms, and two-car garages.
The Reserve at Gwynedd has everything you need for a rewarding, active lifestyle, and many of their amenities are located at the community center and sports pavilion. Here you can find the outdoor pool and patio, an exercise room with a dance studio, a ballroom, and a library. There are also walking paths and parks on the grounds, and dozens of clubs and activities to participate in.
Mid $500s - Low $800s
Traditions at Washington Crossing is a 55+ community in a Philadelphia suburb. This community is gated and boasts a prestigious, countryside setting. The community has 299 attached and single-family resale homes, with a variety of models to choose from. The four attached plans range from 1,845 to 2,350 square feet, with two bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages. There are also four single-family models ranging from 1,743 and 2,647 square feet with two to three bedrooms and bathrooms.
Whether you prefer sports or more leisurely activities, you will find plenty to enjoy at Traditions’ amenity center. This clubhouse has an indoor pool, fitness center, catering kitchen, ballroom, and gathering rooms. Outside you can find a second pool, tennis and bocce ball, and a practice putting green. Popular events and group activities include the Technology Club, concerts, holiday parties, and yoga.
Low $400s - High $400s
Heading out north past King of Prussia, you will find Traditions of Skippack. This 55+ community offers 184 resale single-family homes. There are six different floor plans ranging from 2,653 and 2,931 square feet, with first-floor master suites, two to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three baths, and attached two-car garages.
Traditions at Skippack offers amenities such as a putting green, tennis and bocce ball courts, and an outdoor pool and patio. The clubhouse has a great room, catering kitchen, hobby room, exercise room, and a well-stocked library. This community is in Montgomery County, PA close to familiar stores like Wegman’s, Redner’s, and Target.
High $300s - High $500s
Perfectly poised 38 miles west of Philadelphia and 14 miles northwest of Wilmington, Delaware, Traditions at Longwood was completed in 2006 and has 300 resale single-family homes. Designed for low-maintenance living, the models range from 2,000 to around 3,000 square feet. These homes have first-floor master suites, low-maintenance exteriors, two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that there are two clubhouses and both offer ample amenities. The Primrose Clubhouse has an outdoor pool, a putting green, tennis, bocce ball, an indoor whirlpool spa, an exercise room and a sauna. The Begonia clubhouse has a catering kitchen and multipurpose room, pickleball courts, a community garden, as well as walking and biking trails. There are clubs and activities geared for every interest, like a singles club, golf, aerobics, and the Military History Club.
Mid $100s - Low $200s
As the most affordable option on this list of Del Webb communities, Traditions at Ridley Creek offers a location less than 30 minutes from Philadelphia. Ideal for downsizing, this community has 140 resale condos built from 2007 to 2012. There are 11 three-story elevator-equipped buildings with individual units inside and designated parking spots for residents. The average model is 1,178 square feet with two bedrooms and bathrooms, dens, and a patio or balcony.
Traditions at Ridley Creek's clubhouse features a variety of amenities such as an exercise room, locker rooms, catering kitchen, and gathering room. There’s also a game room, an outdoor patio, and walking trails to enjoy. Residents of this tight-knit community enjoy spending time together and going out to local restaurants, shops, and recreation areas.