Old building in Warrington, Pennsylvania

Warrington is full of parks and outdoor recreation for residents.

Known as the “Gateway to Bucks County,” Warrington, Pennsylvania is a Philadelphia suburb with a history dating back to the pre-Revolutionary War era. Its local government is active and involved with residents, and its busy parks and recreation department manages a network of township parks, trails, and events. It’s a great area for active adults to live in, and Warrington real estate is in high demand these days.

This town is about 35 miles directly north of Philly, and its Bucks County location provides endless opportunities for leisure activities and access to excellent health care. Plus, Pennsylvania is retirement-friendly, with no tax on retirement income, and lower sales tax and property taxes than other mid-Atlantic states.

Warrington is practically surrounded by parks and golf courses, and locals spend quality time at spots like the Bradford Reservoir Recreation Area, Dark Hollow Park, and Five Ponds. Warrington also sponsors many township events and programs, like adult exercise classes, Easter Egg hunts, and holiday festivals. The Mary Barness Tennis & Swim Club is a popular facility with membership available for all Warrington residents.

And when they’re not out fishing, exploring nature trails, or swinging golf clubs, locals can be found perusing The Shoppes at Valley Square or enjoying Moroccan food at popular restaurants like Casablanca.

This well-heeled suburb has much to offer retirees, and there's a good selection of well-appointed active adult neighborhoods. Here are some of our favorites.

Meridian of Valley Square

Mid $300s - Low $500s

As a midsized 55+ community of 200 resale condos, Meridian of Valley Square is an excellent choice for downsizing. Its advantageous location is minutes from a shopping complex that contains a Wegmans, Michaels, TJ Maxx, Staples, and other stores. It’s also just a short walk to Little Neshaminy Creek and Barclay Pond.

This community is close to everything and offers a dozen floor plans ranging from 1,651 to almost 3,000 square feet. The condos are divided into four subdivisions: Executive, Ambassador, Premier, and Presidential. All models have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one-car garages. Some also feature dens and master bedroom suites with sitting rooms, patios, and balconies.

Meridian’s elegant clubhouse features a heated outdoor pool, an exercise room, activity rooms, and a catering kitchen. Homeowners also make use of the walking trail, which passes by scenic ponds.

Bluestone Creek

Mid $300s - High $300s

Active adults seeking condo or attached homes in Warrington may consider Bluestone Creek, a luxury age-restricted neighborhood with 162 resale, low-maintenance homes. You can walk to the Bradford Reservoir Recreation Area from here or meander down to historic Graeme Park and then stop at Cold Stone Creamery for a treat. What could be more perfect?

Bluestone has five condo buildings, and its townhome-like condos have about 1,700 square feet of space with up to three bedrooms, two baths, and assigned parking. These tastefully designed townhomes have around 2,900 square feet, with up to three bedrooms and bathrooms, and attached one-car garages. These homes also have basements, nine-foot ceilings, and first-floor master suites.

A monthly homeowners’ association fee covers snow and trash removal, plus common area maintenance. There's a private clubhouse on the property, which has its own fitness center. Residents also enjoy walking, running, and biking on the neighborhood trails.

Lamplighter Village

High $300s - High $400s

This active adult community is nicely sandwiched in between two outdoor recreation areas: Upper Nike Park and Lower Nike Park. (Yes, they’re related!) It’s the perfect setting for this upscale, peaceful neighborhood of 149 attached resale homes.

This village is designed with 16 courtyards, and the townhome models range from 1,400 to 2,400 square feet, with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached garages. These homes have great curbside appeal, with eye-catching exteriors, tree-lined yards, and well-maintained landscaping. Upgrades may include cathedral ceilings, updated kitchens, hardwood floors, private patios, and finished basements.

Lamplighter Village’s clubhouse has its own business center, plus a gathering room, a catering kitchen, and an exercise room. You'll also find walking and biking trails on this beautiful property.

Forest Ridge

Low $200s - Mid $200s

Downsizing-minded active adult homebuyers can look to Forest Ridge for low-key, affordable home options. With 132 resale condos, this neighborhood is close to Barness Park (grandchildren will love it), the post office, bakeries, jewelers, auto shops, groceries, restaurants, and whatever else you may need.

In total, there are 11 three-story condo buildings in this development, all with elevators and secure entries. The units have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and open kitchens with plenty of counter space and large pantries. Desirable options include dens, crown moldings, gas fireplaces, 9-foot ceilings, and covered patios.

The association fees provide for trash and snow removal, plus lawn care. The community clubhouse is a great gathering place for group meetings, parties, and also just relaxing with friends. There are also walking trails throughout the neighborhood.