The Best Lowest-Priced 55+ Communities in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg offers an affordable retirement amongst history and a fun downtown.

Many boomers are choosing to settle in Pennsylvania because it’s tax-friendly for retirees and the cost of living in Harrisburg is 6.7 percent below national average. Many active adults are able to find affordable homes for sale in Harrisburg, and pay fewer taxes.

The city itself is located on the Susquehanna River near the Appalachian Trail, affording residents beautiful views and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Harrisburg area also boasts many top-rated golf courses, like Regents’ Glen Country Club and Iron Valley Golf Club.

This region is also known for its stellar museums, farmers markets, restaurants, and shops. For medical care, Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital and UPMC Pinnacle are two of the best choices.

So, if you’re not sold on Harrisburg yet, here are a few of its lowest-priced active adult communities.

AmesburyHarrisburg, PA

High $100s – High $200s

Amesbury is the only community that is right in the city, offering residents all the advantages of being closest to the action. Upon completion, there will be 106 new and resale attached homes. The three models range from 1,627 to 2,247 square feet, with two to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half-bathrooms, and attached garages. Options include porches, lofts, basements, and patios.

This 55+ neighborhood does not have a clubhouse, but it is right next to the Lower Paxton Township Friendship Center, where residents may join and enjoy the fitness center and swimming pool. Amesbury is also close to Jonestown Road, which is lined with shops, restaurants, and services.

There are also quite a few excellent golf facilities in the area, like Colonial Golf and Tennis, Sportsman’s Golf Course, and The Meadows Mini Golf to enjoy with the grandkids.

Request more information about Amesbury here.

Creek ViewCarlisle, PA

Mid $100s – High $100s

Carlisle is situated about 32 miles west of the city in Cumberland County and has a population of under 20,000. This historic, peaceful town has tree-lined streets, well-maintained homes, thriving local businesses, and is home to Dickinson College and Creek View, a budget-friendly active adult community.

It will have 305 resale single-family homes upon completion, featuring a total of 18 floor plans. These are sized from 1,202 to 1,750 square feet, with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached one-car garages. All models feature first-floor master suites, and upgrades may include dens and porches.

The private clubhouse has a large multipurpose room where homeowners gather for planned events like potlucks and Wii competitions. There is also an outdoor barbecue area with gas grills, an R.V. parking area, and a fishing pond on the property. Homeowners have the option of three maintenance packages which are offered to cover snow removal, landscaping, and lawn care.

Request more information about Creek View here.

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