Pennington, NJ 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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    Pennington is a city in Mercer County, New Jersey. Retirees seeking to live on the east coast with a more leisurely lifestyle are sure to appreciate Pennington. 

    Climate & Geography

    Pennington has a humid continental climate. The average annual high temperature is in the low 60s and the average annual low temperature is in the low 40s. The average annual precipitation is roughly 50 inches of rainfall. 

    Pennington is located within Howell Township. The larger city of Philadelphia is approximately 40 miles southwest. The area of the city is primarily flat. The Delaware River flows on the west border. 

    Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

    Active adults can enjoy walks and bike rides through Lawrence Hopewell Trail and Stoney Brook-Millstone Watershed as well as golf clubs and wellness lounges. VIneyards and brewing companies are scattered throughout the city. The larger city of Philadelphia is near enough for residents to take day trips and explore a wider variety of activities. 

    Cost of Living & Taxes

    The median home cost is well above the national median. An average effective property tax rate is 2.40 percent which is significantly higher than the national average of 1.19 percent. Most retirement income is taxable besides military pensions. On the plus side, Social Security is not taxed. Food expenses are above average. 

    Health Care

    There are three highly ranked medical centers and hospitals located within 15 miles of Pennington. They are Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, St. Mary Medical Center-Langhorne, and Hunterdon Medical Center. Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center is regionally ranked high performing in heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement. St. Mary Medical Center-Langhorne is ranked high performing in four adult procedures/conditions. Hunterdon Medical Center is ranked high performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. 

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