The Best-Selling Active Adult Communities in Pennsylvania

Four Seasons at Elm Tree is just one of Pennsylvania\'s top-selling active adult communities.

Despite a cooler climate, Pennsylvania is a top state for retirees looking to downsize, while staying near family and friends. There are over 150 active adult communities throughout the state that offer low-maintenance homes and an exciting social atmosphere.

 Pennsylvania is home to a diverse landscape with vibrant cities and small towns. The state features rolling hills of farms, tree-covered mountains, expansive state forests, blue-collar Rust Belt cities like Pittsburgh, East Coast urban centers like Philadelphia, and mid-sized cities like Scranton and Harrisburg.

Its size and diversity make Pennsylvania an ideal retirement destination that offers everything from exciting attractions and entertainment to a laid-back environment and great amenities. Check out the top-selling active adult communities in Pennsylvania below.

Arbor Gate – Myerstown

Arbor Gate is currently the top-selling community in Pennsylvania on 55places.com. This active adult community is located in Myerstown, a quaint city in Central Pennsylvania. With 378 single-family and attached homes, dozens of amenities, and a three-acre fishing lake, Arbor Gate is an affordable 55+ community for those looking for a close-knit retirement.

Hershey’s Mill – West Chester

Hershey’s Mill is another popular 55+ community located in West Chester, which is less than an hour away from Philadelphia. This 55+ community includes 1,720 attached homes and a wealth of amenities, including its own television studio and golf course. The community also has an expansive list of clubs, groups, and events that promote an active and social lifestyle.

Alden Place – Lebanon

Another popular community in the Lebanon area is Alden Place. Development of this age-restricted community began in 2009 and features many new construction homes among its 505 single-family and attached homes. Alden Place includes an ornate clubhouse, indoor pool, fishing lake, and miles of walking trails.

Centennial Station – Warminster

Centennial Station in Warminster, PA, has become an extremely popular 55+ community for active adults looking to downsize. The community features 410 condominiums that range in price from below $100s and go into the high $200s. Condo units range in size from 456 to 1,412 square feet and have two bedrooms and one bathroom. Centennial Station also boasts charming amenities like an indoor pool, hair salon, and a dentist office. Residents also pay a reasonable association fee that includes landscaping, common area maintenance, and snow removal.

Four Seasons at Elm Tree – Mount Joy

Four Seasons communities across the country are seeing immense popularity among active adults and Four Seasons at Elm Tree is one of them. Located in Mount Joy, PA, the active adult community provides residents with a quaint setting that’s still close to cities like Harrisburg and Philadelphia. Four Seasons at Elm Tree has just 248 single-family homes built between 2006 and 2013. Homeowners have access to a 7,000 square-foot clubhouse where they can enjoy a fitness center, outdoor pool, tennis court, and walking trails.

The Villages of Flowers Mill – Langhorne

Closer to the New Jersey border is The Villages of Flowers Mill, a 675-home community in Langhorne, PA. The Villages of Flowers Mill contains four different home models that offer a variety of features. Homeowners also enjoy a rich lineup of amenities that include a clubhouse with a fitness center, library, and catering kitchen. There’s also an outdoor pool, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, putting green, and walking trails.

Village of Buckingham Springs – New Hope

Another popular active adult community in the Philadelphia area is Village of Buckingham Springs in New Hope. This 55+ community includes 646 single-family homes that are great for downsizing and are reasonably priced from the mid $100s to the high $200s. Homeowners enjoy a well-appointed clubhouse that includes an exercise room, billiards, indoor bocce, and a heated outdoor pool and spa. In addition, the community is a short drive away from Philadelphia where residents can enjoy fantastic dining, shopping, and big-city entertainment options.

The Highlands at Glenmoor – Easton

A little north into the Allentown area is The Highlands at Glenmoor in Easton, Pennsylvania. There are 251 single-family and attached homes with pricing starting in the low $200s and going into the low $400s. There’s a wide selection of amenities for every active adult, including social rooms, a business center, bar, billiards room, and a fitness center. Outdoors, there’s a heated swimming pool, heated patio, tennis court, bocce ball court, shuffleboard court, and walking trails.

The Reserve at Gwynedd – Lansdale

The Reserve at Gwynedd is an established 55+ community in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Built by Del Webb between in 2005 and 2012, homeowners enjoy the quality of a Del Webb community that is close to the many attractions of Philadelphia. The 400 homes in the community are priced between the low $200s and high $500s. Residents enjoy an 8,000 square-foot community center as well as an 8,000 square-foot sports pavilion. The community center includes a ballroom, billiards, and library. Homeowners stay in shape at the sports pavilion by using the exercise room, aerobics and dance studio, indoor pool and spa, and an outdoor pool.

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